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The Reluctant Fundamentalist Details

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Mohsin Hamid's international best-seller concerning a Pakistani Princeton graduate whose life is forever altered by the 9/11 terrorist attacks arrives on the screen courtesy of celebrated filmmaker Mira Nair (Mira Nair, Mira Nair!). Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed) was a bright Wall Street business analyst working under the influential Jim Cross (Kiefer Sutherland) when two passenger jets brought down the World Trade Center as he watched in horror. His American Dream shattered alongside his future with the radiant Erica (Kate Hudson), Khan is suddenly branded an enemy in the land he called home. The humiliation of being wrongfully arrested, profiled, and interrogated soon drives Khan back to his family in Pakistan. There, Khan's eloquence and charisma make him a natural leader among the anti-American student population, but a potential threat in the eyes of the U.S. government. Years later, American journalist Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber) tracks down Khan in Lahore to interview him about a foreign professor who has been abducted by extremists, and threatened with execution. Recognizing the danger to his family, and well aware that Lincoln has a hidden agenda, the man who slowly became the victim of his own cruel fate recounts the story of his profound and unexpected transformation, and the devastating repercussions it threatens to have on everything he holds sacred. Martin Donovan and Om Puri also star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:April 26, 2013

Cast

Riz Ahmed
as Changez
Kate Hudson
as Erica
Liev Schreiber
as Bobby Lincoln
Kiefer Sutherland
as Jim Cross
Om Puri
as Abu
Shabana Azmi
as Ammi
Martin Donovan
as Ludlow Cooper
Nelsan Ellis
as Wainwright
Haluk Bilginer
as Nazmi Kemal
Chandrachur Singh
as Bandy Uncle
Gary Richardson
as Anse Rainier
Sonya Jehan
as Nadia
Victor Slezak
as Maxell Underwood
Ismail Bashey
as Pak-Punjab Deli Customer
Clayton Landey
as Agent Jackson
Mark Oliver
as Immigration Officer
Vince Canlas
as Kenzaburo
Charu Shankar
as Lovely Girl at Wedding

Crew

Mira Nair
Director
Lydia Dean Pilcher
Producer
William Wheeler
Screenwriter
Declan Quinn
Cinematographer
Michael Andrews
Composer (Music Score)
Shimit Amin
Editor
Michael Carlin
Production Designer
Nicole LeBlanc
Art Director
Russell Barnes
Art Director
Robin Sweet
Co-producer
Anadil Hossain
Co-producer
Jeanette Scott
Set Decorator
Arjun Bhasin
Costume Designer
Mithva Krishen
Set Decorator
Timothy Bird
First Assistant Director
Shanker Raman
Camera Operator
Susie Figgis
Casting
Tracy Kilpatrick
Casting
Mark Cornish
Sound Mixer
Mehreen Jabbar
Casting
Nandini Shrikent
Casting
Kaushik Guha
Production Manager
Cindy Tolan
Casting
Day Permuy
Production Coordinator
Adam McCarthy
Production Supervisor
Kelley Cribben
Post Production Supervisor
Kris Evans
Department Head Makeup
Joulles Wright
Costumes Supervisor
Barbara Lorenz
Hair Styles
Robin Sweet
Unit Production Manager
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