Los Angeles: Indian filmmaker Leena Yadav will make her international directorial debut with a tragic love story “Secret Sky” set in Iran.
The 45-year-old filmmaker, who has made Hindi films like “Parched”, “Teen Patti” and “Shabd”, will head the project along with Carol Polakoff’s Viewfinder Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“This story, though political in nature and about civil rights, must be delivered through the heart and Leena has shown that she can make a beautiful film that will not only move viewers, but also deliver a socially impactful punch,” Polakoff said.
The film follows the story of two teens as they’re put in prison, go to trial and pay the ultimate price for their crimes. A female lawyer (also inspired by a real person) attempts to fight for their freedom.
Micah Schraft and Abdi Nazemian are writing the film. It’s slated to shoot in early 2017. PTI SSN JCH
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