EXCLUSIVE: Captain America, The purge and cop shop Star Frank Grillo should star in an action movie MR-9filming is imminent in the United States and Bangladesh.
Writer-director Asif Akbar’s action-spy thriller is based on the popular Masud Rana novels written by the late Qazi novelist Anwar Hussain. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but we understand that Grillo will be playing the nemesis of secret agent Rana – codename MR-9 – from the Bangladesh Counterintelligence Agency.
The film is adapted from the first original novel Masud Rana: Dhonghsho Pahar (demolition hill). Hussain has published 550 published novels in the series, which is influenced by the James Bond franchise.
Bangladeshi production company Jaaz Multimedia, Los Angeles-based Al Bravo Films and MR-9 Films joined forces to put the film into production. Producers are Al Bravo, Hemdee Kiwanuka, Colin Bates, Akbar, Philip Tan and Abdul Aziz with executive producers Niko Foster, Peter Nguyen and Phillip B. Goldfine.
The film’s screenplay was adapted by Akbar, Aziz and Nazim Ud Daula from the first novel Masud Rana: Dhonghsho Paharoriginally published in 1966.
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