Kumail Nanjiani to star in ‘Homeland Elegies’ adaptation

Actor Kumail Nanjiani is set to star and produce the adaptation of “Homeland Elegies”. The upcoming project is being developed in a limited series at FX. According to The Hollywood Reporter, FX has secured the rights to Ayad Akhtar’s acclaimed novel “Homeland Elegies,” which he is developing in a limited series.

The Disney-owned cable outlet won the rights after outbidding several other interested parties. FX Productions will produce the drama in eight episodes, with Akhtar adapting his book and Oren Moverman set to direct. “Homeland Elegies” has made numerous best-of lists for 2020. Pulitzer Prize winner Akhtar’s novel blends fact and fiction to tell an epic tale of identity and belonging in post-Trump America. At the same time family drama, social essay and picaresque novel, it is basically the story of a father, a son and the country they both call home.

Nanjiani, Oscar nominated for co-writing “The Big Sick”, is currently filming the Star Wars series “Obi-Wan” for Disney +. He is part of the cast of Marvel’s “Eternals,” which hits theaters on November 5, and is set to play Chippendales founder Somen “Steve” Banerjee in a Hulu limited series. Akhtar, Nanjiani and Moverman will be producing “Homeland Elegies” with Julia Lebedev of Sight Unseen and Eddie Vaisman and Nimitt Mankad via Inimitable Pictures. (ANI)

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