Known for his trendy avatar, Saif Ali Khan has been the choice of Abbas Mustan for their stylish thriller franchise Race and now the actor has bagged the lead role in the on screen adaptation of the literary classic 'The Count of Monte Cristo' which is an adventure novel written by French author Alexandre Dumas in 1844 along with Amitabh Bachchan.
The classic is based on a man who is a victim of deceit and while on his way to avenge the traitors comes across an island of treasure. Directed by Abbas Mustan, this film will be backed by Sunir Kheterpal of Azure Entertainment. The film will also see Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal role where he plays a family man who gets trapped into the world of mystery after a murder. Mustan revealed that the film will not be an out and out adaptation but will have the Abbas Mustan touch with their addition of thrills and chills.
The yet to be titled film is slated to go on floors in October and will release in 2015.