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Kumail Nanjiani Is Working on a Series Adaptation of My Beautiful Laundrette

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Here’s a reboot to get exited about: Variety reports that Kumail Nanjiani is co-writing a series inspired by the 1985 movie My Beautiful Laundrette. It doesn’t have a network yet, but the show is being developed through the production company Super Deluxe, and it would star Nanjiani. The original film was set in London, and it co-starred Daniel Day-Lewis as the Brit punk companion to Gordon Warnecke’s Omar, a Pakistani man who opens a laundromat with his boyfriend. It was hailed for its handling of LGBT and immigration issues — both of which make it an incredibly timely property to bring back now. The movie’s screenwriter, Hanif Kureishi, will also produce alongside Silicon Valley’s Alec Berg.

Kumail Nanjiani Working on My Beautiful Laundrette Series