Kumail Nanjiani to Write and Star in ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ TV Series

Kumail Nanjiani to Write and Star in ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ TV Series
Hot on the heels of his tour de force with “The Big Sick,” Kumail Nanjiani has attached himself as an actor and writer for an upcoming TV adaptation of “My Beautiful Laundrette” being developed at Turner-owned Super Deluxe.

Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”) and Hanif Kureishi (writer of the original “Laundrette”) will executive produce with Stephen Gaghan ( “Traffic”). The serialization of “Laundrette” will be based on the Oscar-nominated 1985 indie film starring Daniel Day-Lewis. The film revolved around a young British man of Pakistani heritage and his white boyfriend, a former gang leader, who take on running a London laundromat owned by the British-Pakistani man’s uncle. The film was lauded for its portrayal of the gay and immigrant communities. No network or streaming service has yet sealed a deal for the project.

Nanjiani, who will co-write and and star in the series in a yet unnamed role, is best known for his role as Dinesh Chugtai on Silicon
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