EXCLUSIVE: Nitya Mehra (Baar Baar Dekho) and Kunal Nayyar (The Massive Bang Concept) are teaming with Reel FX Originals on Diya—a brand new animated function within the vein of its 2014 twentieth Century Fox title, The E book of Life. Mehra will direct the brand new movie, with Nayyar serving as government producer.
Directed by Jorge R. Gutiérrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro, The E book of Life was a story primarily based in Mexican mythology which adopted Manolo (Diego Luna), a bullfighter embarking on a fantastical journey on the Day of the Useless. Diya may also be a mythology-based fantasy journey, honing in on the folklore of India.
Shiwani Srivastava (Netflix’s Wedding ceremony Season) and Dr. Amy Bhatt wrote the script. Producers are Steve O’Brien and Jared Mass of Reel FX Originals. Nayyar is exec producing via his firm, Good Karma Productions, alongside his head of manufacturing, Jason Hiro Kim (Gook), with Lucas Koppel serving as government accountable for manufacturing on behalf of Reel FX Originals.
Mehra made her directorial and screenwriting debut in 2016 on the hit Hindi-language function, Baar Baar Dekho, then receiving crucial approval for her movie, Chaand Mubaarak, within the Hindi-language anthology, Unpaused. She is showrunner, government producer and director of the Amazon sequence, Made In Heaven, which is at the moment in post-production for its second season. Her upcoming slates additionally features a new sequence with Amazon Prime, in addition to tasks with Roy Kapur Movies, Excel Leisure and Rainshine International. Mehra began her profession as an assistant director to acclaimed filmmakers Ang Lee and Mira Nair on the movies Lifetime of Pi and The Namesake, respectively.
Nayyar is an actor-producer finest identified for enjoying Raj Koothrappali on CBS’ hit sitcom, The Massive Bang Concept, who has additionally lent his voice to the hit animation movie franchises Trolls and Ice Age. He at the moment stars within the Apple TV+ sequence Suspicion and can subsequent be seen within the Netflix function Spaceman. By means of Good Karma Productions, he most lately government produced Vertical Leisure’s romance The Storied Lifetime of A.J. Fikry, during which he additionally stars.
Srivastava is a ScreenCraft award-winning author whose debut screenplay Wedding ceremony Season, produced by Netflix and Think about Entertainnment, is ready for launch as a function this 12 months. A author, museum curator and educational, Bhatt can also be the creator of Excessive-Tech Housewives and the co-author of Roots & Reflections: South Asians within the Pacific Northwest.
Reel FX Originals is an award-winning division of Reel FX Animation that additionally beforehand produced the comedy Free Birds, starring Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson. The corporate’s most up-to-date movie, Rumble, starring Will Arnett and Geraldine Viswanathan, is an authentic animated household comedy a few reluctant monster athlete and his human wrestling coach, which debuted final December on Paramount+. Additionally arising from Reel FX is the Netflix 3D animated motion comedy Tremendous Large Robotic Brothers! from Oscar-winning director Mark Andrews (Courageous), which debuts this summer time. The corporate will unveil its newest quick movie, La Calesita, on the Annecy Worldwide Animation Movie Competition later this month.
Mehra is represented by Zero Gravity Administration and D’Artist Expertise Ventures; Nayyar by Modern Artists and Lovett Administration; and Srivastava and Bhatt by Affirmative Leisure, A3 Artists Company and legal professional Mark Temple.