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Dev Patel to play Ramanujan


JULY 27- Indian origin-Hollywood actor Dev Patel is all set to essay the role of Indian mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in an untitled biopic based on his biography The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by American author Robert Kanigel.

dev-patel-bigThe film is produced by prominent Hollywood producers Edward R. Pressman and Prashita Chaudhary of Cinemorphic Entertainment Company, who bought the rights to make a film on the novel, from Kanigal, around seven years back.

Dev Patel, who shot to fame with Dany Boyle’s multi-Academy Award winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, also features in HBO’s television show ‘The Newsroom’, in which he plays a geeky reporter.