After the end of Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam traded his bike and small screens for a full-length movie. The actor has starred in both high-profile blockbusters like "Pacific Rim" and "The Sword of King Arthur", and in less visible, but highly regarded dramas a la "The Lost City of Z" and "The True Story of the Kelly Gang." The latter is just getting ready for a wide release, but has already managed to win the hearts of critics at a festival in Toronto, and Hunnam wants to work again with the film's director Justin Kurzel. Their next collaborative project will be Shantaram for Apple's online service, which will also mark Hunnam's return to TV.|
The drama will be based on the novel by Gregory David Roberts, which was adapted by Eric Warren Singer ("American Scam"). Kurzel will lead the filming of the first two episodes and thereby set the tone for the entire show. "Shantaram" is the story of Lin, who escaped from an Australian prison and is trying to get lost in the crowded Bombay. By the will of fate, the hero is cut off from family and friends, and now he has to start a new life in the slums, eateries and the underworld of India.
Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge) and Radhika Apte (Padman) also joined the cast of Shantaram. Roxburgh got the role of Sergeant Marty Nightingalem, who is part of the elite Australian police unit, whose goal is to track down and capture escaped prisoners. Apte will play an Indian journalist named Kavita.
The premiere date of the ten-episode drama is still unknown, but Apple's streaming service will start in November.
The Topic of Article: Charlie Hunnam will be lost in the slums of India.