Cannes 2012: K5 Boards Mira Nair's 'Reluctant Fundamentalist'

4:00 PM PST 04/25/2012 by Scott Roxborough
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Director Mira Nair

The terrorist thriller, based on the novel by Mohsin Hamid, stars Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland.

COLOGNE, Germany - German/Brit group K5 has taken world sales duties on terrorist thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist from acclaimed Indian helmer Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding).

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The drama, which K5 will first pitch to buyers at the Marche du Film in Cannes next month, is an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Mohsin Hamid. It focuses on Changez, a young Pakistani man working on Wall Street and eager to join the American elite, whose life is fateful changed  by the September 11 attacks. He begins to take a more radical path.

British actor Riz Ahmed (Four Lions) stars as Changez, with Kate Hudson playing his love interest Erica. Kiefer Sutherland and Liev Schreiber also star. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is currently in post.

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