By SAT News Desk
MELBOURNE, 15 February 2021: You recently saw ‘The White Tiger’ written, directed, and produced recently and released by Netflix based on Aravind Adiga’s New York Times bestseller and Man Booker Prize-winning novel. Now, Ramin Bahrani is set to adapt, direct and produce the film adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s latest novel “Amnesty” for Netflix. Ramain’s earlier ones were The White Tiger, 99 Homes, Chop Shop. The producers are Bahareh Azimi; Ramin Bahrani for Noruz Films; Ashok Amritraj for Hyde Park Entertainment.
“I am thrilled to adapt Aravind’s great new novel, ‘Amnesty.’ And very grateful to partner with Netflix and my lead creative producer Bahareh Azimi once again. This novel gripped me from the first time Aravind shared a rough draft with me five years ago. I can’t wait to bring it to the screen,” says Ramin Bahrani.
Set in Australia, the story is compelling and timely. Danny, an illegal immigrant who cleans houses, realizes he has information about the sudden murder of one of his employers. Over the course of one tense summer day, Danny plays a cat-and-mouse game with the man he suspects to be the murderer. But if he speaks up, he will be deported. He is in a moral crisis – what are the obligations of a man who has no rights in this world?
Aravind Adiga says, “I’m delighted that Ramin and Netflix are bringing ‘Amnesty’ to life. ‘Amnesty,’ my most personal novel, evolved in the course of discussions with Ramin over many years. It’s my attempt to dramatize the moral crisis at the center of the story that is faced in various forms by immigrants around the world. I can’t wait to see Ramin’s interpretation on Netflix.”