Frieda Pinto Joins Winterbottom’s “Trishna”

“Slumdog Millionaire” and “Miral” star Freida Pinto has scored the female lead opposite Riz Ahmed (“Four Lions”) in Michael Winterbottom’s “Trishna” reports The Playlist.

A modern-day retelling of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles”, the film’s setting has been relocated to India and will follow the tragic relationship between Jay and Trishna the son of a property developer, and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner.

Shooting will take place in Jaipur, India sometime in the near future. David Bryan will serve as production designer.