IFC Acquires Rights to THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST
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IFC Films announced today from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival that the company is acquiring all North American rights to director Mira Nair's THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST starring Liev Schreiber, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, and Riz Ahmed in the title roles.
Based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Mohsin Hamid, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST tells the story of a young Pakistani man (Ahmed) whose pursuit of corporate success on Wall Street leads him on a strange path back to the world he had left behind. Toronto festival programmers wrote: "a boldly dramatic adaptation of a remarkable, timely novel, Mira Nair's THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST promises to be one of the most talked about films of the year. Mixing romance and tragedy with the classic arc of ambition thwarted, Nair brings Mohsin Hamid's award-winning 2007 book to the screen with both passion and insight. She also delivers a cracking thriller."
The Reluctant Fundamentalist made itsworld premiere at Opening Night of the Venice Film Festival before its NorthAmerican premiere in Toronto. It was adapted by Bill Wheeler, with the Screen Story by Mohsin Hamid and Ami Boghani. Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher under her Cine Mosaic banner, this is the latest Doha Film Institute financed film and is a Mirabai Films and Cine Mosaic production.
The rich visual style is supported by the cinematography of Declan Quinn, productiondesigner Michael Carlin, Costume Designer Arjun Bhasin and Editor Shimit Amin. The music includes the eclectic world of Pakistani funk, a fusion score by iconoclastic Michael Andrews and a stunning new original song composed by Peter Gabriel.