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Bahrani also wrote, directed and produced the Netflix film The White Tiger, based on Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel. “I am thrilled to adapt Aravind’s great new novel, Amnesty. And I’m very grateful to partner with Netflix and my lead creative producer, Bahareh Azimi, once again. This novel gripped me from the first time Aravind shared a rough draft with me five years ago. I can’t wait to bring it to the screen,” Bahrani said in a statement. Along with Azimi for Noruz Films, Ashok Amritraj will produce under for Hyde Park Entertainment.
Set in Australia, Amnesty follows the story of Danny, an illegal Sri Lankan migrant who cleans houses and realizes he has information about the sudden murder of one of his employers. As he plays a cat-and-mouse game with the suspected murderer, Danny agonizes over whether to contact the police and risk deportation.
“I’m delighted that Ramin and Netflix are bringing Amnesty to life. Amnesty, my most personal novel, evolved in the course of discussions with Ramin over many years. It’s my attempt to dramatize the moral crisis at the center of the story that is faced in various forms by immigrants around the world. I can’t wait to see Ramin’s interpretation on Netflix,” Adiga said in his own statement.
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