Mumbai based AZURE Entertainment and Warner Bros. India, today announced a strategic collaboration to jointly produce the Hindi language remake of THE INTERN with Rishi Kapoor and Deepika Padukone headlining roles enacted by Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway in the 2015 Hollywood Film.
THE INTERN, distributed worldwide by Warner Bros., was a box office success, grossing USD 195 mn worldwide. THE INTERN was written, produced & directed by Nancy Meyers, who is known for popular movies like Father of the Bride, The Parent Trap, What Women Want, It’s Complicated, The Holiday & Something’s Gotta Give.
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Sunir Kheterpal and Deepika Padukone will be producing under their banners – AZURE Entertainment and Ka Productions respectively. The adaptation will be readied for a 2021 release.
Sunir Kheterpal, Producer for AZURE Entertainment says, “We are thankful to Warner Bros. and Nancy Meyers for entrusting us with the first-ever adaptation of THE INTERN outside of the US. Between Rishi Sir and Deepika, we have the perfect talent package to adapt this endearing Film”.
Denzil Dias, Managing Director – Warner Bros. India added, “This is an exciting time for us to be partnering in local language production with the team at AZURE, who are passionate about film and storytelling. THE INTERN has been at the top of our list for potential adaptations and this is an enviable talent packaging for the adaptation.”
This project is a part of the strategic partnership between Warner Bros. and AZURE Entertainment to jointly develop, produce and distribute key titles from the coveted Warner Bros library including the Hindi adaptation of Infernal Affairs on which the Academy Award winning, Martin Scorsese directed The Departed was based.
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