First, our actors decided to cross borders and now, Yash Raj Films which is heading to Hollywood. The speed at which Bollywood is going global is exciting and we can expect to see refreshing collaborations.
Yash Raj Films has joined hands with two-time Academy Award nominee and Cannes jury member, Jessica Chastain, for ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’. The movie is based on a book by Chris Greenhalgh which of the same name. Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films will be working closely with YRF Entertainment for the production.
Uday Chopra, CEO of Yash Raj Films, confirmed the news on social media through this tweet:
— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) May 20, 2017
As soon as Uday tweeted, congratulatory tweets started to pour in from the likes of Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh.
Huge congratulations uday!!! This is an exciting project! https://t.co/4fseb3NAxg
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 20, 2017
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 20, 2017
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) May 21, 2017
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 21, 2017
He also praised Jessica Chastain and said,
The perfect actress to star in ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’. Jessica is no stranger to portraying strong, intelligent women and this role deserves an actress of her immeasurable talent. We also feel that she will bring a unique perspective as a producer.
‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’ is a passionate love story between World War II photographer Robert Capa and ‘Casablanca’ famed Ingrid Bergman. Ingrid Bergman was a celebrated Swedish actress of her time. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and a Tony Award for Best Actress.
YRF Entertainment will be financing the project and Jonathan Reiman will take up the role of executive producer for the film. No director has been named for the project so far. Chastain’s production house is “thrilled” to be working with YRF Entertainment, and so are we. This is a huge leap for Bollywood and we hope that it pans out well for everyone.