British director Stephen Frears and screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis will reunite once again after that High Fidelity project back in 2000, for another great adaptation. At least we hope it will be great, because The Bengali Detective definitely deserves it. So, as you already guess Frears is on board to direct while DeVincentis will write an English-language feature adaptation of documentary The Bengali Detective for Fox Searchlight.
The original film, directed by Philip Cox, reveals the secrets of Kolkata by overweight dance obsessed intrepid detective Rajesh Ji. Mixing dance and hit songs with the harsh lives of clients, this original feature documentary provides an unprecedented look at modern India through the prism of crime.
In case you are not so familiar with the whole thing let me just tell you that we’re dealing with an unlikely hero in here, and if you want to have an insight to his personality you can also check the official trailer for Cox’s documentaty. Looks pretty good.
At the end let me also mention that Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free banner will produce, while Fox Searchlight execs Zola Mashariki and Richard Gold will oversee development for the studio. So yes, this one is going to be huge! Can’t wait for more details, stay tuned!