Stephen Frears is set to direct Fox Searchlight’s narrative adaptation of the documentary, The Bengali Detective. Variety has the news, saying that Frears will re-team with writer D.V. DeVincentis, who he worked with on High Fidelity and the upcoming Lay the Favorite.
The original film, from director Philip Cox, examined Calcutta’s criminal underworld as explored by intrepid private eye Rajesh Ji.
Following both his investigations and Rajesh’s pursuit of his dream to dance on Indian TV, The Bengali Detective provided a look at modern India through the eyes of one of its most unlikely heroes.