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From writing, producing to acting and now Marvel hero, Kumail Nanjiani is definitely winning his way through Hollywood. The multi-talented star’s next project is a limited series on the FX network titled ‘Homeland Elegies’ based on the 2020 novel by Ayad Akthar.
Nanjiani will not only be starring in the show but also executive producing the eight-episode series by FX Productions. Interestingly, Akthar will not only be adapting the novel himself but also directing which is not seen often. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer himself being so involved behind the scenes, this show should be true to the novel. ‘Homeland Elegies’ is a deeply personal novel about belonging in a post 9/11 nation for a father and son. It is a part family drama, part social essay, and part heartfelt story.
The novel was praised by The New York Times as a “beautiful novel” with “echoes of The Great Gatsby: an immigrant father and his son search for belonging—in post-Trump America, and with each other.” It was one of New York Times’ 10 best books of the year as well as one of former President Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of 2020. Legendary writer Salman Rushdie described the book as “passionate, disturbing, unputdownable.” With the novel being an instant hit, the show itself has a lot to live up to.
Nanjiani has been on a career-high with his Marvel film, “The Eternals” on the horizon. He has changed his lifestyle to fit the role and fans can’t stop talking about his 6-pack abs. He’s even taking on Bollywood dance numbers as he plays a Bollywood actor with a secret superhero identity. Nanjiani has been constantly challenging himself and showing the world that he is more than just a silicon valley IT nerd. From romantic comedy lead roles like “Lovebirds” to action films like “The Eternals” and now heartfelt dramas like ‘Homeland Elegies’ is expected to be, Nanjiani can do it all.
Be sure to catch”The Eternals” releasing November 5th.
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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.