Dev Patel And Armie Hammer Eye Roles In “Hotel Mumbai”



The cast of HOTEL MUMBAI is shaping up and it looks like and are in negotiations to be the first to join the film based on the terrorist attacks on the Taj Mahal in Mumbai in 2008.

and have been tapped to write the screenplay based on the documentary Surviving Mumbai. Maras is also set to direct. The film will echo the documentary which is an account of the courageous actions of the staff and guests during a terrorist attack on the iconic Indian landmark by Pakistani militants. Hundreds were held hostage and the attack resulted in 160 deaths.

Patel and Hammer aren’t the only actors circling the film. , , , , and have also showed interest in the project.

Thunder Road’s and will serve as exec along with Patel. Producers include of Thunder Road, and of , Andrew Ogilvie of Electric Pictures, as well as .

Patel is known for his breakout role in 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire. Since then he has starred in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Chappie and ’s The Newsroom. His next starring role is in Lion with Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman, which is slated for release later this year.

Earlier this year, Hammer was seen in the film adaptation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.. He also stars in Nate Parker’s buzzworthy Sundance film The Birth of a Nation. He also stars in the forthcoming Tom Ford film, Nocturnal Animals alongside Isla Fisher, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Amy Adams.

Patel is repped by Curtis Brown Group and WME.
Hammer is repped by WME.


Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff  

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