A biopic on Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan is in the making. Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi has been roped in to play the role of the Sri Lankan legend.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh announced the news on social media. The yet untitled biopic will be directed by MS Sripathy and produced by Suresh Productions along with Dar Media and Rana Daggubati.
Other plot details of the film are still under wraps while the makers are still undecided about other cast members of the film. The project will be titled 800, reportedly, which signifies the number of international Test wickets taken by the spin bowler.
Rana Daggubati shared his excitement about the project. In a statement to PTI, he said, “Suresh Productions is going to be associated with Dar films in telling the story of a legend through legendary actor – Vijay Sethupathi as Muttiah Muralitharan…Coming soon.”
Daggubati’s latest home production Oh Baby! featuring Samantha Akkineni, Naga Shaurya, Lakshmi and Rajendra Prasad was a box office hit.
Vijay Sethupathi is known for films like Vikram Vedha, Dharam Durai and Soodhu Kavvum, among others.
The project is expected to go on floors in 2020 and will be shot in India, Sri Lanka and England.
IT’S OFFICIAL… Biopic on Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan… Vijay Sethupathi will essay the Sri Lankan legend in the film [not titled yet]… Directed by MS Sripathy… Produced by Suresh Productions… Coproduced by Dar Media P Ltd… Starts Dec 2019.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 30, 2019