Jackie Shroff joins international director Sandrine Bonnaire for the biopic Slow Joe

It chronicles the life of the late Indian musician Joseph Manuel Da Rocha, affectionately known as 'Slow Joe'
Jackie Shroff joins international director Sandrine Bonnaire for the biopic Slow Joe

Jackie Shroff will be collaborating with international director Sandrine Bonnaire in the biopic Slow Joe. The film chronicles the life of the late Indian musician Joseph Manuel Da Rocha, affectionately known as ‘Slow Joe’. He was a former drug addict living in Mumbai who became a musician after moving to Goa.

Speaking about the collaboration, Jackie said in a release, "I am thrilled to have Sandrine Bonnaire on board to direct Slow Joe. Her exceptional talent and vision will undoubtedly elevate the film to new heights. Working alongside such a respected filmmaker is an honor, and I am eager to bring Slow Joe's extraordinary journey to audiences worldwide."

Sandrine reflected on the life of the musician and said in a statement, “Joseph Manuel Da Rocha’s story is moving and extraordinary, demonstrating that it’s never too late to overcome adversity and achieve your dreams. I am truly excited to be a part of this film with its talented cast and cannot wait to begin filming.”

The film is a co-production between Singapore, France and India. It is produced by Isabella Sreyashii Sen and Olivier Dock.

Jackie Shroff was last seen in Prime Video’s Mast Mein Rehne Ka in 2023 and had a cameo in Rajnikanth’s Jailer (2023).

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