Dev Patel Pens First-Look Deal with Production House ShivHans Pictures

Dev Patel has signed a first-look film deal with his Hotel Mumbai collaborator, ShivHans Pictures.

Dev Patel (The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Lion) has signed a first-look deal with production house ShivHans Pictures where he will produce, develop and create features.

Patel will work with the ShivHans Pictures team, including CEO and Founder Shivani Rawat and President of Production Julie Goldstein. They previously collaborated on Hotel Mumbai, in which Patel starred and ShivHans co-distributed in the U.S. with Bleecker Street.

The international star is currently in post-production for his directorial debut Monkey Man, in which he also co-wrote the script and produced. The feature was recently acquired by Netflix.

Shivani Rawat, Founder and CEO of ShivHans Pictures said: “We are thrilled to partner with Dev Patel, who has an incredibly fresh vision for projects that align with the ShivHans Pictures mission. Dev has portrayed some of the most memorable and groundbreaking characters and brings forth diverse and engaging storytelling to the screen.”

“We are excited to start this partnership and explore new and exciting avenues of narratives and content,” Rawat added.

“We want to tell stories that we’re desperate to see about characters and worlds that we haven’t seen before. We’re super excited to collaborate with ShivHans Pictures to make bold and heartfelt content, drawing from our unique cultural experiences to give a voice to the outsiders and underdogs,” said Dev Patel.

On ShivHans’ slate is David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man, which is set for release in cinemas on May 7, 2021, and Jonathan Hensleigh’s The Ice Road, starring Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne, which Netflix acquired for domestic distribution.

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