Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have scored the rights to Gregory David Roberts’ best-selling novel “Shantaram” and its follow-up “The Mountain Shadow” with plans to adapt it as a mob drama series.
The novel follows an Australian heroin addict convicted of robbery who escapes from a maximum-security prison and flees to India where he reinvents himself as a doctor in the slums of Bombay.
He then gets involved in counterfeiting, smuggling and gunrunning, which leads him to Afghanistan, where he and a mob boss battle Russians. A network is not yet attached but Andrea Barron, Nicole Clemens and Steve Golin will executive produce.
The project was previously set up as a feature with Johnny Depp set to produce and Joel Edgerton attached to star.
Source: The Live Feed