"Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra Jonas and actress Mindy Kaling, who has Indian roots, will team up for a new film, based around a big fat Indian wedding.
Universal Pictures is developing the film after winning an auction for a pitch by Mindy, Priyanka and Dan Goor, reports variety.com.
Mindy, who will write the screenplay with Dan Goor, is attached to star alongside Priyanka and will potentially direct the film. Mindy will produce under her Kaling International, Priyanka for Purple Pebble Pictures, Howard Klein for 3 Arts, alongside Dan.
Heather Morris and Nina Anand Aujla executive produce the project.
Details of the pitch are being kept under wraps other than being described as "Crazy Rich Asians" meets "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". It is likely to revolve around the culture clashes at a big wedding in India.
Priyanka is excited to tell the story with Kaling.
"Two women with a passion for telling good stories, just got the green light to their story their way. So proud of this incredible partnership with Mindy Kaling and Goor! We are about to show you what it means to be modern, global, and an Indian. See you at the cinema," Priyanka tweeted.
Two women with a passion for telling good stories, just got the green light to THEIR story THEIR way. So proud of this incredible partnership with @mindykaling and @djgoor! We are about to show you what it means to be modern, global, and Indian. See you at the cinema! pic.twitter.com/5V71fFvX4L— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 13, 2019
Mindy also posted: "My dream team is making a movie. Can't wait for this one."
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