Freida Pinto is becoming a member of the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, and Angelina Jolie: she’s set to play a spy. The “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” actress will star in and exec produce “Spy Princess,” a restricted collection from “Woman with the Pearl Earring” screenwriter Olivia Hetreed and Crimson Room Movies. Deadline confirmed the news.
Primarily based on Shrabani Basu’s “Spy Princess: The Lifetime of Noor Inayat Khan,” the challenge will inform the story of “the primary feminine wi-fi operator despatched into occupied France in 1943 – a task with a life expectancy of simply six weeks.”
Hetreed is penning the script, and Basu is signed on to function a marketing consultant.
Pinto described Khan as “a fierce and superb lady, essentially the most unlikely heroine of World Conflict 2.” She defined, “Sending girls to the entrance line is controversial even now. Then it was unthinkable. Sending a Sufi mystic, who received’t use a gun, daughter of a long-haired Indian Guru who preaches love and peace – ridiculous! However Noor thrives, not regardless of her variations, however due to them. Her wrestle to reconcile her values with the need to seek out her personal path and along with her advanced sense of obligation, is one thing I’m so excited to discover and to recreate.”
Pinto continued, “Olivia has crafted Noor’s story into one thing very highly effective, thrilling, and intensely related. Noor is in contrast to all the opposite feminine superheroes, warriors, and badass girls I see in movie and TV, who practice so arduous and are so nice with all of the bodily stuff, virtually leaving us mere mortals to imagine that braveness means being good at every little thing. Noor has a quiet power that she’s not completely conscious of. Alone in Paris, she lives and loves extra intensely in a number of months than most of us do in a lifetime, serving to set up the ‘Secret Armies’ of the Resistance who will stand up on D-Day, astonishing the lads who mentioned she ought to by no means have been despatched to the entrance line.”
Hetreed, whose different credit embody “Wuthering Heights” and “Discovering Altamira,” added, “At a time when conflicts about race, identification, and patriotism have a brand new and scary vitality, Noor’s character and her nail-biting story of hair’s-breadth escapes and life and dying decisions, supply us the image of a heroine who defies each prejudice and stereotype.”
Pinto has one other small display challenge within the works, “The Henna Artist.” She’s signed on to star in and exec produce the drama a few lady who escapes an abusive marriage and turns into a profitable henna artist.
Pinto was final seen in “Hillbilly Elegy.” “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” and “The Path” are amongst her different current credit.