Kumail Nanjiani to star in Jonathan Krisel's movie adaption of Any Person, Living or Dead

FP Staff

Apr 04, 2019 17:51:58 IST

Silicon Valley actor Kumail Nanjiani has been roped in to play the lead in Any Person, Living or Dead, the film adaptation of Simon Rich’s short story, that was picked up Legendary Entertainment.

Kumail Nanjiani to star in Jonathan Krisels movie adaption of Any Person, Living or Dead

Kumail Nanjiani. Facebook

According to Variety, Rich will adapt the script with Jonathan Krisel set to direct.

As per Legendary, 'The plot revolves around a brilliant reclusive scientist who, using his homemade time machine, gathers a roundtable of the greatest minds in history such as Shakespeare, George Washington and Aristotle, among others, to solve all of humanity's problems.

Unfortunately, his plan fails to take into account the language barriers, ancient racism and the tendency of medieval men to commit murder. Instead of learning from these Great Men of History, our hero has no choice but to hunt them down and blast them to the past before they can ruin our future."

The story was part of Rich’s collection of shorts titled 'Hits and Misses', which was published by Little, Brown and Company last year. Rich wrote Sony’s upcoming untitled pickle comedy starring Seth Rogen and is also a four-time Emmy nominee for his work on Saturday Night Life.

Nanjiani, who earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing The Big Sick with wife Emily Gordon, will feature in one of the first Twilight Zone episodes from CBS All-Access and exec producer Jordan Peele. He will be seen in Sony’s Men in Black: International, which is set to open on 14 June. He recently wrapped up Paramount’s Lovebirds, for which he serves as an executive producer and stars alongside Issa Rae.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date: Apr 04, 2019 17:51:58 IST

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