Iranian-American director Bahrani to film ‘The White Tiger’
Publish Date : Friday 6 September 2019 - 15:46
IBNA- Iranian-American director Ramin Bahrani will make a film adaptation of the Man Booker Prize winner novel ‘The White Tiger’ by Indo-Australian writer and journalist Aravind Adiga for Netflix Company.
According to IBNA correspondent, quoting the Hollywood Reporter
, Bahrani, director of 'Fahrenheit 451'
(2018) based on Ray Bradbury
’s acclaimed novel will helm the movie, Indian actress and producer Priyanka Chopra-Jonas will lead the movie which will also star Rajkummar Rao.
‘The White Tiger’
is the debut novel by Indian author Aravind Adiga. It was first published in 2008 and won the 40th Man Booker Prize in the same year and made the New York Times bestseller list. The novel provides a darkly humorous perspective of India's class struggle in a globalized world as told through a retrospective narration from Balram Halwai, a village boy.
Ramin Bahrani who is also a screenwriter and producer was born on March 20, 1975 in North Carolina, USA. known for 99 Homes (2014), Chop Shop (2007) and Fahrenheit 451 (2018). His ‘Chop Shop’ was listed by the late Film critic Roger Ebert as the 6th best film of the 2000s and hailed Bahrani as "the new director of the decade."