- The Pakistani American actor, who’s nominated for an Emmy for “Welcome to Chippendales,” is currently in post on the next “Ghostbusters” film.
Kumail Nanjiani will be seen with Sam Rockwell in “A Guy Walks Into a Bar,” a dark comedy from director Gary Fleder. The film has secured an Interim Agreement from SAG-AFTRA and will go into production by year’s end,” according to Deadline.
The film is written by Scott Rosenberg and will be shot in New Jersey. It revolves around a mild-mannered new father (Nanjiani) who befriends a charismatic yet mysterious man (Rockwell) at a bar and soon suspects him of concealing a troubling secret.
Fleder, Rosenberg, and Rockwell are also producing with Mark Fasano of Nickel City Pictures, Nadine de Barros of Fortitude International, and Jina Panebianco of Caliwood Pictures. Nanjiani will executive produce alongside Erica Steinberg and Nickel City’s Matthew Goldberg.
The Pakistani American actor recently received an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie’ for the Disney+ series “Welcome to Chippendales.” He was chosen for his portrayal of Indian American Somen “Steve” Banerjee, who became the unlikely founder of Chippendales, the male-stripping empire. The series detailed the insane, darkly comedic, and crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon.
He is currently in post on the next “Ghostbusters” film from Columbia Pictures. He’s also been set to star opposite Mandy Moore in “Thread: An Insidious Tale,” a new film in the Insidious horror universe.