Hotel Mumbai

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Hotel Mumbai
Hotel Mumbai poster.jpg
Directed by Anthony Maras
Produced by
  • Basil Iwanyk
  • Gary Hamilton
  • Mike Gabrawy
  • Kent Kubena
  • Andrew Ogilvie
  • Mark Montgomery
  • Min-Li Tan
  • Joe Thomas
  • Julie Ryan
  • Brian Hayes
Screenplay by
Based on Surviving Mumbai
by Victoria Midwinter Pitt
Starring
Music by Volker Bertelmann
Cinematography Nick Remy Matthews
Edited by Peter McNulty
Production
company
Distributed by
Release date
  • September 7, 2018 (2018-09-07) (TIFF)
Running time
125 minutes[1]
Country United States
Australia
Language English

Hotel Mumbai is an American-Australian thriller film directed by Anthony Maras and written by John Collee and Maras. It is based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India. The film stars Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Jason Isaacs, Suhail Nayyar and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2018.

Cast[edit]

Plot[edit]

The story is about the victims and survivors of the 2008 Mumbai attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India.

Production[edit]

On February 11, 2016, it was announced that Dev Patel and Armie Hammer were cast in the film, Hotel Mumbai about the 2008 Mumbai attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India, along with actors Nazanin Boniadi (who is Iranian), Teresa Palmer, and Suhail Nayyar, while Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Anupam Kher also began negotiations.[2] John Collee and Anthony Maras wrote the screenplay, which Maras would direct, while Basil Iwanyk would produce the film through Thunder Road Pictures along with Arclight Films' Gary Hamilton and Mike Gabrawy, Electric Pictures' Andrew Ogilvie, and Julie Ryan.[2]

In June, Tilda Cobham-Hervey joined the cast,[3] and in August, Jason Isaacs was cast.[4] On September 7, 2016, Natasha Liu Bordizzo also joined the film to play Bree, a tourist who is caught in the attack.[5]

Filming[edit]

In August 2016, principal photography on the film began in Adelaide, Australia.[6] Filming continued in India in early 2017.[7]

Release[edit]

On May 13, 2016, The Weinstein Company came on board to handle North American and UK rights to the film.[8] In February 2017, the first still from the film, featuring Patel was released.[9] In April 2018, it was announced that The Weinstein Company would no longer distribute the film.[10] The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2018.[11] Prior to, Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures co-acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film.[12]

See also[edit]

The Attacks of 26/11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hotel Mumbai". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Jaafar, Ali (February 11, 2016). "Dev Patel & Armie Hammer In Negotiations For Mumbai Siege Pic 'Hotel Mumbai' – Berlin". Deadline. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Galuppo, Mia (June 9, 2016). "Tilda Cobham-Hervey Will Join Dev Patel in 'Hotel Mumbai' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  4. ^ Jr,, Mike Fleming; Busch, Anita (August 12, 2016). "Jason Isaacs Checks Into Anthony Maras' 'Hotel Mumbai'". Deadline. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (September 7, 2016). "John Karna Joins 'Lady Bird' Bevy; Natasha Liu Bordizzo Checks Into 'Hotel Mumbai'". Deadline. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel frequents Adelaide's Jasmin restaurant while here filming Hotel Mumbai". The Advertiser. August 11, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel to feature in movie to be partly filmed in SA on Mumbai terror attacks". The Advertiser. April 30, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  8. ^ Jaafar, Ali (May 14, 2016). "The Weinstein Co Acquires Dev Patel, Armie Hammer Mumbai Siege Pic 'Hotel Mumbai' – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  9. ^ Meena Jang (11 Feb 2017). "Berlin First Look: Dev Patel Stars in Thriller 'Hotel Mumbai'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 Oct 2017.
  10. ^ Lang, Brent (April 2, 2018). "'Hotel Mumbai' Producers Want Film Left Out of Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy Sale". Variety. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Vlessing, Etan (July 24, 2018). "Toronto: Timothee Chalamet Starrer 'Beautiful Boy,' Dan Fogelman's 'Life Itself' Among Festival Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 22, 2018). "'Hotel Mumbai', The Former Weinstein Movie, Scores Bleecker Street & ShivHans Deal Ahead Of Toronto Premiere". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 22, 2018.

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