Mira Nair is getting her Air Miles checked, passport ready and luggage packed. She heads to Venice in August to open the proceedings there with “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” before crossing the ocean in September to unspool it for audiences at TIFF, and a few more images from the film have arrived.
Starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Martin Donovan, Om Puri and more, the film follows Changez Khan, a Pakistani professor and journalist working in the United States, whose life is altered by the events of 9/11. Here’s the full synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, that was translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a riveting international political thriller that follows the story of a young Pakistani man chasing corporate success on Wall Street, who ultimately finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American dream, a hostage crisis and the enduring call of his family’s homeland.
No distribution for this one yet.