Hrithik Roshan to star in Indian version of The Night Manager
The original English series starring Tom Hiddleston was adapted by David Farr and directed by Susanne Bier
Hrithik Roshan will lead the Indian adaptation of the popular series, The Night Manager. Hrithik will play an Indian version of the Jonathan Pine character, essayed by Tom Hiddleston in the original 2016 limited series based on the 1993 novel by John Le Carre.
Shooting for the Indian version will start in Mumbai in April. The team plans to film in international locations once travel restrictions are eased.
Sandeep Modi, who co-created and co-directed hit series Aarya last year, will direct the series. Executives close to the project shared that an official announcement will be out soon. The Indian version is expected to stream on Disney+ Hotstar.
The story follows the night manager of a luxury hotel, a former soldier, who is recruited by a government espionage organisation to infiltrate the inner circle of an arms dealer.
The original English series starring Hiddleston was adapted by David Farr and directed by Susanne Bier. Alongside Hiddleston, the cast included Olivia Colman, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Tom Hollander. The series won several Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Primetime Emmys.
The Indian edition starring Hrithik will be produced by Banijay Asia, At the moment, the actor has not responded to the reports, while Banijay UK and Banijay Asia have declined to officially comment.