Universal has purchased the rights to an untitled comedy project from Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project”), Priyanka Chopra (“Quantico”), and Dan Goor, Deadline reported on Friday.
“My dream team is making a movie,” Kaling tweeted, along with a photo of the trio. “Can’t wait for this one!”
While details of the film are still largely under wraps, Deadline reported that the movie will be a wedding comedy set in America and India — “Crazy Rich Asians’ meets ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’” the trade publication wrote. Kaling, who is slated to co-star with Chopra, will co-write the screenplay with Goor and may potentially direct.
Goor, who is co-creator and executive producer of the TV show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” will co-produce along with Kaling’s Kaling International, Chopra’s Purple Pebble Pictures, and 3Arts’ Howard Klein. Klein also produced Kaling’s forthcoming film “Late Night,” due out June 7.
This is just the latest development in Kaling’s expanding media empire. Following her TV writing and acting work on “The Office” and “The Mindy Project,” the Cambridge native recently took on big-screen roles in 2018’s “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Ocean’s Eight,” and the aforementioned “Late Night,” which co-stars Emma Thompson.
Additionally, Hulu announced that Kaling’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral” series will premiere on the streaming service on July 31. And it was announced last month that Kaling is developing a new coming-of-age TV series for Netflix.Lillian Brown can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @lilliangbrown.