News came out last week that Joe Wright, the director of “Atonement,” is attached to direct a sprawling epic film about Britain’s final days of Empire in India.
From the recent BBC Article:
British film-maker Joe Wright has signed up to direct an epic about the final days of British rule in India.
Indian Summer, based on a book by Alex von Tunzelmann, is set in 1947 as Louis Mountbatten transfers power to India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Wright’s last two films, Atonement and Pride and Prejudice, both starred Keira Knightley and were Oscar nominated.
Casting for Indian Summer is to be confirmed and filming will start on
location in India in 2010.
Louis Mountbatten’s wife Edwina is a significant character in the new film which is being made by Working Title.
I’m fascinated by the final days of British Empire in India, so this should be a very interesting film. Can’t wait.
Check out the original book here:
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