Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan is set to star in the Indian adaptation of John Le Carré’s spy drama The Night Manager, reported Variety. He will play an Indian version of the Jonathan Pine character, who was played by Tom Hiddleston in the 2016 adaptation.
The Indian version is produced by Banijay Asia and will start shooting in Mumbai in April, with international locations to follow after travel becomes easier. Roshan’s representatives did not respond to requests for comment by press time but executives close to the deal revealed that an official announcement is imminent.
The Night Manager is a 1993 novel by British master of espionage John Le Carré, who died in December 2020. The story follows the night manager of a luxury hotel, a former soldier, who is recruited by a government espionage organisation to infiltrate the inner circle of an arms dealer.
Roshan’s last release was War (2019), which collected $65 million worldwide. He is reuniting with director Siddharth Anand for Fighter soon, alongside Deepika Padukone. Anand and Roshan previously worked together on Bang Bang, the official Bollywood adaptation of “Knight and Day.”