One of Sundance’s Biggest Hits Is Based on an Often Uncomfortable True Story

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In one of the biggest deals out of Sundance this year, The Big Sick was nabbed by Amazon for about $12 million. It stars, is co-scripted by, and is based heavily on the life and relationship of Kumail Nanjiani of Silicon Valley fame and co-writer Emily Gordon. That success didn’t come easy, requiring both Nanjiani and Gordon to really confront some intense moments in their lives.

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