Priyanka Chopra and Mindy Kaling are teaming up for a new comedy film. The actors will join forces alongside Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Dan Goor for the wedding-themed movie, set to be released by Universal Pictures.
The film will be based on a ‘big fat Indian wedding’ – something Chopra knows a thing or two about after her lavish December wedding to singer Nick Jonas.
The film will be set between America and India – much like Chopra’s real-life romance – and is described as “Crazy Rich Asians meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding”.
“Two women with a passion for telling good stories just got the green light to their story their way. So proud of this incredible partnership with Mindy Kaling and Goor! We are about to show you what it means to be modern, global and Indian. See you at the cinema,” Chopra said in a tweet.
Kaling, who will co-write the screenplay alongside Goor and reportedly have a hand in directing, said working alongside Chopra and Goor was a dream.
Sharing a picture with her 3.9 million Instagram followers, she said: “My dream team is making a movie. Can’t wait for this one!”
The movie is already highly anticipated with a selection of big names like Sony, Netflix and Amazon Studios battling it out for the rights to this one. In the end, Universal came out on top. As well as starring in the film, Mindy may also be directing the project and will definitely be behind the writing too, along with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator, Dan Goor. Told you it sounded like a recipe for super success.
It goes without saying that Priyanka is the perfect choice on all things wedding for the project, after pulling off the most lavish and luxury big day (or should I say selection of big days) last year with her new husband, Nick Jonas. If this movie doesn’t feature a 75 foot long veil for the bride, then something’s gone terribly wrong. As for Mindy, she can add this one to her VERY long To Do list, along with Late Night with Emma Thompson, the Four Weddings and a Funeral TV series adaptation, and her new Netflix series currently casting for real people.