Nila is a freelance journalist and Clinical Psychology Doctoral student…
Kumail Nanjiani is pretty busy this coming year with the release of his debut into the Marvel cinematic universe approaching. It is clear that Nanjiani is not about to take a break from his action role anytime soon. The actor and writer is working on two new projects: “The Doubtful Guest” and Hulu’s “Immigrant.”
The Oscar-nominated screenplay writers and his partner in crime, aka his wife Emily V Gordon, are all set to write a film based on the surrealist 1957 novel, “The Doubtful Guest.”
The film will be directed by Andy Muschietti, the director behind “It,” and also stars Nanjiani. “The Doubtful Guest” is the third of Edward Gorey’s books. The 14-page picture-filled book is reflective of the nonsense writing and rhyming couplet style of the author. The story revolves around an unexpected guest, who seems to be a penguin-like creature, that ends up staying for longer than anticipated. The mystery around the mischievous creature and the chaos caused makes for an interesting story. Nanjiani and Gordon will be adding their touch to this story and developing a live-action film.
Nanjiani’s next project is joining the cast of Hulu’s limited series, “Immigrant” as the Chippendales founder, Somen “Steve” Banerjee. Bannerjee was an Indian-American entrepreneur with a crime-ridden dark past behind the male dance show that became a cultural phenomenon and changed the face of pop culture. Chippendale’s is an all-male dance troupe known for their striptease— is why we have Magic Mike. Banerjee’s life story has been penned by Robert Siegel and executive produced by Siegel and Nanjiani along with Dylan Sellers, Chris Parker, and Emily V. Gordon. This will be Nanjiani’s first television role since his hit show, “Silicon Valley.” The show was recently announced by ABC’s chief Craig Erwich during Disney’s upfront media briefing and we can’t wait to see it!
Nila is a freelance journalist and Clinical Psychology Doctoral student who was born and raised in New York City. There is very little she loves more than Harry Potter marathons, pizza, 90s Bollywood, bagels, falooda, and her family. She hopes to use her powers for good by spreading mental health awareness and positivity in the South Asian community through her love of writing.