Deepika Padukone Signs Second Hollywood Film, Deets Inside
Deepika Padukone returns to Hollywood, to star and co-produce cross-cultural romantic comedy.
Deepika Padukone is all set to work on yet another Hollywood project. The ‘Chennai Express’ actress has joined forces with STXfilms, a division of Eros STX Global Corporation, for a cross-cultural romantic comedy. On Monday, the announcement was made by STXFilms chairman Adam Fogelson. Not just that, the actress will also be producing this venture under her Ka Productions banner.
The studio is also in negotiations with Temple Hill Productions Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (the Twilight franchise, The Fault in Our Stars, “Love, Simon”) to develop the project.
Talking about the project, “There is a reason Deepika is one of the biggest global stars to come from India. She is enormously talented with an infectious personality and her profile continues to grow as an international superstar. While she has been a phenomenal success in many Eros International films, we are thrilled to be building a romantic comedy with her and our friends at Temple Hill. We believe this project gives us the opportunity to tap into the spirit, voice, characters and vibrant settings of India and New York in ways that made Crazy Rich Asians feel so authentic and fresh,” Adam Fogelson said.
Expressing excitement, Padukone said in a statement, “Ka Productions was founded with the aim to develop and produce purposeful content with global appeal. I’m thrilled to be partnering with STXfilms and Temple Hill Productions, who share Ka’s ambition and creative vision and look forward to bringing impactful and dynamic cross-cultural stories to the world.”
Padukone made her Hollywood debut in the 2017 film, action film XXX: Return of Xander Cage, which also starred Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette, Ariadna Gutiérrez, Hermione Corfield, and Samuel L. Jackson.