Stephen Frears Hires A “Bengali Detective”

“High Fidelity” director Stephen Frears and scribe D.V. DeVincentis are re-teaming for an English-language feature adaptation of documentary “The Bengali Detective” at Fox Searchlight and Scott Free reports Variety.

The Philip Cox-directed original followed intrepid private eye Rajesh Ji as he explores contemporary Calcutta’s criminal underworld while pursuing his dream to dance on Indian TV.

Frears (“The Queen,” “Tamara Drewe”) will helm while DeVincentis (“Grosse Pointe Blank”) will pen the script.