Some cool movie news... FilmNation Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights and will fully finance comedian Kumail Nanjiani's comedy The Big Sick, with Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel producing.
FilmNation To Fully Finance And Sell Judd Apatow-Produced 'The Big Sick'
Nanjiani, a stand-up comedian who stars in HBO's Silicon Valley, will star in the film. He co-wrote the semi-autobiographical script with his wife, writer/producer Emily V. Gordon. Michael Showalter will direct.
According to Deadline, the movie will be based on true events from the couple's lives.
I've been a big fan of Kumail Nanjiani's work for years. In addition to his role as Dinesh on Silicon Valley, he's a writer, executive producer and co-host of Comedy Central's The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail. His previous movie roles include The Five-Year Engagement, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Sex Tape.
I highly recommend checking out Kumail's 2013 standup special Beta Male.
Next, you can see him in the upcoming films Hello, My Name Is Doris, Central Intelligence and Fist Fight. He also has a recurring role on IFC's Portlandia, and will have a guest role on the upcoming X-Files revival on Fox.
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