Anil Kapoor to play cop in Roger Donaldson’s financial thriller Cities
Acclaimed director / writer Roger Donaldson (Hungry Rabbit Jumps, The Bank Job, The Recruit) has locked in his next directorial project titled Cities which will star Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen (Duplicity, Inside Man, Children Of Men, Closer) and our very own Anil Kapoor!
This is Anil Kapoor’s second big Hollywood film that he has bagged after getting famous in the West with his Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire. Anil will soon be seen rubbing shoulders with Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol and will also be filming the financial thriller, Cities, produced by Matthew Metcalfe (Dean Spanley, Love Birds) and Chris Curling (Hannibal Rising, The Last Station).
The film is set to roll come October 2011 in multiple cities that will include London, Mumbai and New York.
Cities is a cautionary tale about greed and ambition that takes place in the exuberant months leading up to the Dow Jones all-time stock market high. Fortunes, both big and small are put at risk as people around the globe gamble that the financial market’s meteoric rise will continue. In New York, a hedge fund manager has everything he wants – money, sex and power, but he wants more. In London, a young couple just wants to buy their first home, but it seems impossibly out of reach. In Mumbai, a cop fights against corruption between property speculators and his colleagues. These stories will all dramatically collide in a world where the fortunes of individuals are interwoven with the lives of others across the globe they have never even met.
“Cities is a project that I am very enthusiastic about”, commented Donaldson. “Set in the great cities of the world, this film will tell a story for our time while also being a relevant, dramatic, exciting and a highly watchable movie.”