Actor Satya Bhabha (“Scott Pilgrim”) has been cast as the lead in the film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s 1981 historical fantasy novel “Midnight’s Children” reports The Playlist.
Rushdie’s novel follows the fates of two children born within the first hour of India’s independence from Great Britain. Bhabha would play Saleem, a young man with telepathic powers who acts as a conduit that bringing hundreds of geographically disparate children into contact.
He also has an extraordinarily big nose that is constantly dripping, and is involved ib every significant event that occurred on the Indian subcontinent in the 30 years after independence.
Toronto filmmaker Deepa Mehta (“Heaven on Earth”) directs the project which aims to begin shooting before the end of the year.