Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures have picked up Hotel Mumbai ahead of its world premiere in Toronto next month.
Anthony Maras directed the account of the attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in November 2008 by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants. Hotel staff were holed up in the hotel with guests for several days as they struggled to make it out alive. Arclight Films handles international sales.
Dev Patel stars alongside Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Anupam Kher, and Jason Isaacs.
John Collee co-wrote the screenplay with Maras, and producers are Basil Iwanyk, Arclight’s Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy, Julie Ryan, Andrew Ogilvie, and Jomon Thomas.
Hotel Mumbai will premiere in Special Presentations on September 7 and is one of the last films to leave The Weinstein Company. Verve and Endeavor Content negotiated the distribution deal.
Hotel Mumbai is a Screen Australia and Xeitgeist Entertainment production in association with the South Australian Film Corporation and Arclight Films, and Adelaide Film Festival, Double Guess and Screenwest.
Hamilton Entertainment/Thunder Road Films/Electric Pictures/Xeitgeist Entertainment Group/Cyan Films are also producers on Hotel Mumbai.