Congrats to THE BIG SICK’s Kumail Nanjiani who is attached to co-write and star in the upcoming TV series adaptation of the 1986 British film MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE. Stephen Gaghan (TRAFFIC) is executive producing with Super Deluxe. No distribution deal has been set for the series. From Indiewire:
Directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi, “My Beautiful Laundrette” charts a British Pakistini man (Gordon Warnecke) who opens a laundromat in London with his white punk boyfriend, originally played by Daniel Day-Lewis. The film was hailed for its complex and comical take on tensions between London’s Pakistani and English communities. The British Film Institute ranked “My Beautiful Laundrette” as the 50th greatest British film of the 20th century.
Kureishi will also executive produce, along with “Silicon Valley” producer Alec Berg. “Laundrette” marks one of the first television projects for Super Deluxe, which just announced the sale of its supernatural drama “Chambers” to Netflix. Gaghan is attached to executive produce the 10-episode series.