Nanjiani To Star In “Beautiful Laundrette” Series

“The Big Sick” star and co-writer Kumail Nanjiani is set to serve in those capacities again on a TV series remake of the iconic 1985 British queer drama “My Beautiful Laundrette” which starred a young Daniel Day-Lewis.

Gordon Warnecke starred in the Stephen Frears-directed original as a British-Pakistani man who opens a laundromat in South London with his punk boyfriend (Day-Lewis) in a time of racial tension surrounding Pakistani immigrants in the UK. The film was named the 50th greatest British film of the 20th century by the British Film Institute.

“Traffic” screenwriter Stephen Gaghan is executive producing with viral video creator Super Deluxe for the project which hasn’t set a distribution deal yet. Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”) and original ‘Laundrette’ screenwriter Hanif Kureishi will also executive produce.

Source: Slashfilm