The yet untitled film is written by Sarah Megan Thomas, and will be directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher, who has earlier produced The Namesake (2006) and Queen of Katwe (2016)
Radhika Apte to star as WWII spy with Stana Katic in female-led thriller
Mumbai - 14 Apr 2018 13:52 IST
Actress Radhika Apte, who has already acted in Hollywood productions like The Ashram (2018) and Michael Winterbottom’s upcoming The Wedding Guest (2018) with Dev Patel, has added another international project to her filmography. She is set to play Noor Inayat Khan, the Indian princess who spied for Britain in World War II, in a spy drama produced by Sarah Megan Thomas and Lydia Dean Pilcher.
Khan, a pacifist with an Indian father and American mother, became the first Muslim female wireless operator.
Joining Apte will be Stana Katic and Sarah Megan Thomas, and actors Linus Roache and Rossif Sutherland. Katic will play British intelligence officer Vera Atkins, while Thomas will play American spy Virginia Hall, who the Nazis called 'the most dangerous'.
The yet untitled film is written by Thomas, and will be directed by Pilcher, who has earlier produced The Namesake (2006) and Queen of Katwe (2016)
According to deadline.com, a trade website, the principal photography of the film will soon begin.
It has been a busy 2018 for Apte. She was last seen in Pad Man (2018) with Akshay Kumar and her upcoming Indian projects include the Netflix anthology Lust Stories, directed by Anurag Kashyap, Sriram Raghavan's Shoot The Piano Player with Ayushmann Khurrana, and Baazaar with Saif Ali Khan.