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.”


The Guardian

Indian Express

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