K5 boards director Mira Nair’s thriller starring Kate Hudson, Riz Ahmed and Kiefer Sutherland.

K5 International will handle sales on Mira Nair’s thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on the best-selling novel by Mohsin Hamid.

Kate Hudson, Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Martin Donovan and Om Puri star in the story of a young Pakistani man, chasing corporate success on Wall Street, who ultimately finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family’s homeland.

A Cine Mosaic and Mirabai Film production, the film is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher. Writers were Mohsin Hamid, Ami Boghani and William Wheeler.

K5’s New York head of acquisitions, Erica Motley acquired the film alongside Oliver Simon. K5 co-founding partner Daniel Baur, Josh Grode for DFI and Lydia Dean Pilcher for Cine Mosaic negotiated the deal.

The film is the second international production to receive backing from the Doha Film Institute after Black Gold.

“Mira is one of the most important film-makers working today. She challenges and provokes, enthrals and entertains in equal measure. It is a great pleasure to be working with her and Lydia by supporting this film across the globe,” said K5 co-founding partner Oliver Simon. 

K5 will be showing footage in Cannes.