The story was set to become a movie soon after the book was published and went through several iterations. Names like Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton have been associated with directors like Peter Weir (“The Truman Show”), Mira Nair (“Queen of Katwe”) and Garth Davis (“Lion”). Apple announced the “Shantaram” series in 2018.
The trailer is engaging. It starts by making you feel like this would be the typical story of a troubled bystander who finds himself redeemed in a new city. As it progresses, however, you get the feeling that past crimes won’t be able to loosen their grip on Lin without much effort, if at all.
The Apple original series also stars Antonia Desplat as Karla Saaranen, Alexander Siddig as Khader Khan and Shubham Saraf, with a cast of Luke Pasqualino, Vincent Perez, Elektra Jansson Kilbey and Fayssal Bazzi. Lightfoot is also an executive producer along with Bharat Nalluri (“Little America”, “Professionals”), who directed the first three episodes. Executive producers also include Hunnam, Andrea Barron, Nicole Clemens, Steve Golin, Justin Kurzel and Singer. Here is the official synopsis for the series:
Convicted escapee Lin Ford (Charlie Hunnam) flees to the busy streets of 1980s Bombay, seeking to disappear. Working as a medic for the city’s poor and abandoned, Lin finds unexpected love, connection, and courage on the long road to redemption.
“Shantaram” will premiere on Apple TV+ on October 14, 2022.
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