JASON ISAACS AND ANUPAM KHER JOIN INTERNATIONAL CAST IN HOTEL MUMBAI
Adelaide, Renown international stars Jason Isaacs and Anupam Kher have been cast to round out the leading roles in Hotel Mumbai currently shooting at the Adelaide Studios in Australia. They join Armie Hammer (The Man From U.N.C.L.E , The Social Network) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Man Who Knew Infinity) in the astonishing true story of the victims and survivors of the devastating attacks on Mumbai in 2008. A story which fearlessly tackles the defining global issues of our time. A story about ordinary people. Real people. People of all races, all colours, all creeds, binding together in a gruelling fight for survival. A story that celebrates humanity’s highest ideals – compassion, courage, resilience and an unwavering desire to live.
British born, Isaacs’ notable roles include Col. William Tavington in The Patriot (2000), Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, Mr. Darling/Captain Hook in Peter Pan (2003), and Maurice in Good (2008). In 2014, he appeared with Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, and Jon Bernthal in the World War II-set film Fury. More recently he has starred in London Fields, Red Dog: True Blue, and A Cure for Wellness for director Gore Verbinski to be released in 2017.
Noted Indian actor Anupam Kher who has appeared in over 500 films and many plays. He has also been seen in acclaimed international films such as the 2002 Golden Globe nominated Bend It Like Beckham, Ang Lee‘s 2007 Golden Lion-winning Lust, Caution, and David O. Russell‘s 2013 Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook. He also co-starred in The Headhunter’s Calling with Gerald Butler, William Defoe and Alfred Molina, and The Big Sick with Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan and Ray Romano. Both films will be released in 2017.
Other leading cast members include Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland and the upcoming Ben Hur) and Tilda Cobham-Hervey (The Kettering Incident, 52 Tuesdays).
Anthony Maras (The Palace) is directing from a screenplay co-written with fellow Australian John Collee (Master and Commander, Happy Feet), inspired by the documentary ‘Surviving Mumbai.’ The project is a co-production with Hollywood producers Basil Iwanyk (Gods of Egypt, Sicario), Gary Hamilton and Mike Gabrawy (Jungle, Nest and Resident Evil), Jomon Thomas (The Man Who Knew Infinity, Damascus Cover), Julie Ryan (Red Dog, Ten Canoes) and documentary filmmaker Andrew Ogilvie (Surviving Mumbai, The War That Changed US).