Working Title boards Six Suspects
- Pablo Trapero attached to direct
Working Title Films and Starfield Productions will attempt to recreate the critical and commercial success of Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire [+see also:
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film profile] with Six Suspects based on the book by Indian author Vikas Swarup who also wrote Q&A, the novel on which the Boyle film was based. Argentine director Pablo Trapero (photo - White Elephant [+see also:
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Six Suspects observes the investigation following the murder of a politician’s son in India at a high profile party. The police find six people at the party with guns on them - a corrupt bureaucrat who thinks he has transformed into Mahatma Gandhi; an American tourist who obsesses over an actress; a tribal on a mission to recover a holy stone; a Bollywood sex symbol with a terrible secret; a phone thief with grand plans; and a ruthless politician ready to do anything to achieve his own ends.
Producer Paul Raphael’s Starfield Productions optioned the book along with BBC Films, with the latter also funding the script development. Raphael will produce alongside Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Principal photography is expected to commence in India in the last quarter of 2013.
Meanwhile, Working Title Films and Big Talk Pictures are currently in production at UK locations on The World’s End, the third instalment of Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies, following Shaun Of The Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz [+see also:
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