This long-simmering project just got a shot in the arm: ‘Oscar-nominated director Pablo Larrain is attached to helm Oscar-nominated Tom Hardy in “The True American” for Annapurna Pictures.
The story, an adaptation of Anand Giridharadas’ 2014 non-fiction novel, follows a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran named Rais Bhuiyan who narrowly escapes a hate crime just days after 9/11. He then surprisingly works to have his attacker spared from execution.
Kathryn Bigelow was at one point set to direct and remains onboard as producer alongside Megan Ellison, Matthew Budman and Juan de Dios Larrain.’
Originally reported by deadline.com
Photo by Jeff Vespa | TIFF studio portrait for Legend | Toronto, Ca | Sept 13, 2015