Nawazuddin Siddiqui to be seen in lead role in upcoming US indie film Laxman Lopez.
It is a Christmas-themed film that will be directed by the Mexican Roberto Girault, director of local successes including that of 2017 La Leyenda Del Diamante2015 Los Arboles Mueren de Pie and El Estudiante from 2009, ‘Variety’ reports.
The project is led by New York-based Imagine Infinite Productions. Filming, which will begin at the end of this year, will take place entirely in the United States.
Further casting details have yet to be announced. The producer is Lalit Bhatnagar, screenwriter and co-producer of the horror project Little sweetheart.
Nawazuddin is in Cannes as part of the Indian government’s delegation to the festival and rights market, where India has been named as the first honored country.
“The storytelling excited me for a number of reasons. To begin with, the opportunity to work in a Christmas film is something very different and immediately caught my attention. The director, Roberto Girault showed his power and mastery of the camera, and how he can bring new facets to an actor. It’s a welcome challenge that I often aspire to. And most importantly, the name, Laxman Lopez, immediately made me curious,” said Nawazuddin.
“I am very excited about this collaboration. This storyline is close to my heart and the transition of the story and the challenges the main character faces are sure to intrigue everyone,” said Girault.
“When I first read the script, I started my search to find the perfect Laxman Lopez and my mind immediately went to Nawazuddin. I saw some of his works and I know that this role will bring out a lesser-known vulnerable side of him. . This is a project that is sure to leave people with smiles on their faces and a lot of hunger in their bellies,” he added.