Mumbai: Tom Hardy starrer 2011 sports drama Warrior’ will be made into Hindi by Lionsgate and Endemol India. The two leading entertainment companies will co-produce the film under ‘Eyedentity Motion Pictures’.
“Warrior is the kind of locally-produced property based on timeless themes that we expect to resonate with mainstream commercial audiences in India, and our partnership with Endemol’s Eyedentity Motion Pictures will bring valuable local expertise to our venture,” said Lionsgate COO of International Distribution Andrew Kramer.
“We are pleased to partner with Lionsgate in their initial film venture in India by co-producing Warrior,” said Deepak Dhar, Chief Executive Officer of Endemol India. “Action-filled and emotionally powerful with themes of forgiveness and the enduring bonds of family, Warrior will be a quality film made with top-of-the-line production values that we believe will strike a responsive chord with Indian audiences.”
The original film, directed by Gavin O’Connor, the film tells the story of two estranged brothers and deals with their struggling relationship with each other and their father as they are set to get pitted against each other in a ring.
The production is slated to begin in December this year and the companies are in the process of finalising the star cast for the Indian version.