FREIDA PINTO TO LEAD
HENNA ARTIST TV ADAPTATION
While we are waiting for William Dalrymple's The Anarchy to be turned into an epic TV series and for ITV to air The Singapore Grip, another exotic
series has just been announced: as Deadline writes today, Freida Pinto has optioned TV rights on THE HENNA ARTIST novel by Alka Joshi with an aim to produce it and star in it. The story revolves around 17 year old Lakshmi, who escapes from an abusive marriage and makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There, she becomes the most highly requested henna artist — and confidante — to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she never can reveal her own. It is a beautiful story of independence, family, heartbreak and success, led by a captivating heroine with an indomitable spirit! Michael Edelstein will executive produce.
|The series will be produced by Miramax|
IS A LITTLE BIT TOO CREEPY
You can also check out a British poster for latest Italian big screen adaptation of PINOCCHIO in which Oscar winner Roberto Benigni plays Geppetto ! The live-action adaptation of the classic story of a wooden puppet
named Pinocchio who comes to life, already aired in Italian cinemas last winter but will hit different European cinemas throughout summer and autumn. It arrived in UK this week.
|Pinocchio is airing throughout Europe this Summer and Autumn|