Frieda Pinto, Star of Slumdog Millionaire, to Play Noor in Television Adaptation of Spy Princess

On January 14, Deadline and The Guardian announced a limited series television adaptation based on Shrabani Basu’s Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan. The adaptation will be written by Olivia Hetreed, who co-wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated Girl With a Pearl Earring, and directed by Anand Tucker. According to Deadline, Basu will act as a consultant. The series is set to feature Frieda Pinto, an Indian actress best known for her role in Slumdog Millionaire, as Noor. In the words of screenplay writer Hetreed, “At a time when conflicts about race, identity and patriotism have a new and frightening energy, Noor’s character and her nail-biting story of hair’s-breadth escapes and life and death choices offer us the picture of a heroine who defies every prejudice and stereotype.”

Deadline
https://deadline.com/2021/01/freida-pinto-star-executive-produce-spy-princess-limited-series-noor-inayat-khan-biography-from-olivia-hetreed-red-room-films-1234672883/

The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/14/life-indian-princess-fought-nazis-tv-series-noor-inayat-khan

Indian Express
https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/television/freida-pinto-to-play-british-spy-noor-inayat-khan-in-limited-series-7148445/



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