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IFC Films Acquires ‘VICEROY’S HOUSE’ Starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson

June 13, 2017


IFC Films has acquired the US rights to Gurinder Chadha’s VICEROY’S HOUSE, the director’s personal perspective on the end of the British Empire in India. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Simon Callow and Om Puri.

The film was screened at the Berlin Film Festival and Pathe released it in the UK back in March to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges and Moria Buffini wrote the script. The film follows Lord Mountbatten (Bonneville) as he is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Anderson) to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart.

Chadha, Berges and Deepak Nayak produce. Cameron McCracken, Shibasish Sarkar, Christine Langan, Natascha Wharton and Tim O’Shea executive produce.

Jonathan Sehring and Lisa Schwartz, Co-Presidents of Sundance Selects/IFC Films said:

“We are longtime fans of Gurinda Chadha’s and are thrilled to be working with her, along with her filmmaking team and amazing cast, on VICEROY’S HOUSE. The film is a deeply personal story about an important moment in history which we believe will resonate with audiences across the US.”

The film will be released on September.

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