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Myriad Pictures Acquires INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES ahead of AFM

INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES 
 
LOS ANGELES, October 26, 2021 – Myriad Pictures is pleased to announce the international sales rights acquisition of INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES, a comedy from the producers of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, directed and written by Geeta Malik (Troublemaker). Starring Sophia Ali (Truth or Dare, The Longshots, “Grey's Anatomy”), Manisha Koirala (Sanju, Dil Se.., Company), Adil Hussain (Life of Pi, English Vinglish, 2.0), Rish Shah (To All the Boys: Always and Forever, the upcoming Marvel series “Ms. Marvel”), Deepti Gupta (Walkaway, “High School Musical: The Musical - The Series”) Anita Kalathara (Bombshell, Lady Bird, “Doom Patrol”), and Ved Sapru.
 
Myriad Pictures will premiere INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES at the AFM virtual market in November.
 
Bleecker Street will release the film theatrically in the US on November 19th.
 
Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) returns to her family’s posh suburban New Jersey home after a year away at college and upends their well-ordered life with her brash independence. After befriending Varun (Rish Shah), the handsome son of the new owners of the local Indian grocery, she invites his family to a dinner party where family secrets are revealed.
 
Alia’s surprise turns to rebellion when she uncovers secrets about both her parents that push her toward a daring and ultimately hilarious confrontation. INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES celebrates a young woman’s coming of age set against a lovingly framed glimpse of the life of an Indian American family.
 
Produced and financed by Madison Wells and SK Global Entertainment, and producers Naomi Despres (LIZZIE), Sidney Kimmel (HELL OR HIGH WATER), John Penotti (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) and Gigi Pritzker (THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE). Executive Producers include Adrian Alperovich, Kilian Kerwin, Mark O’Connor, Bruce Toll, and Rachel Shane
 
Myriad Pictures President and CEO Kirk D'Amico said: “We are delighted be handling international sales on this insightful comedy keenly written and directed by Geeta Malik which explores the modern day lives of Indian families in America with humor and pathos. The producers including John Penotti, Naomi Despres, and Gigi Pritzker have brought together a fabulous cast and crew. The film, in a similar way as for CRAZY RICH ASIANS allows audiences to see what is really happening beneath the surface of these Indian families with audacious wealth.”
 
Sophia Ali’s upcoming projects include a starring role in Sony’s recently completed tentpole film Uncharted alongside Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, and Season 2 of Amazon’s hit series “The Wilds” in which she’ll reprise her leading role.
 
ABOUT MYRIAD PICTURES
 
Based in Los Angeles, California, MYRIAD PICTURES is a leading independent entertainment company specializing in production, financing and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programming. Participating in top markets and festivals around the world, Myriad is known for its impressive and diverse slate of feature films including THE LAST WORD starring Amanda Seyfried and Shirley MacLaine, FATIMA starring Harvey Keitel, and more recently RIDE THE EAGLE starring Jake Johnson and Susan Sarandon. Myriad also recently launched Walter Hill’s DEAD FOR A DOLLAR starring Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe and Rachel Brosnahan currently in post-production.
 
ABOUT SK GLOBAL
 
With operations in Los Angeles, New York, Mumbai, and Singapore, SK Global is a unique, independent entertainment company committed to the finance, development and production of premium global content for international and local market audiences.
 
Co-founded by Co-Chairmen Sidney Kimmel and Robert Friedland, and co-CEO John Penotti, SK Global wholly owns the production subsidiaries Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Ivanhoe Pictures. Industry veteran Charlie Corwin serves as co-CEO alongside Penotti.
 
Selected as one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2020 in the Film and TV sector, SK Global produces studio feature films and television programing in English-language and local-language formats alike. The Company’s upcoming projects include the English-language feature India Sweets and Spices, a culturally specific diaspora comedy set in an Indian-American community; season two of their breakout Hindi-language Netflix series Delhi Crime, the first season of which won an International Emmy for Best Drama; and a slate of features as part of the Bumilangit Cinematic Universe developed in partnership with filmmaker Joko Anwar for Disney Hotstar+ in Indonesia.
 
SK Global is currently filming Netflix’s Thai Cave Rescue limited series in Thailand with Jon M. Chu and Nattawut “Baz” Poonpiriya co-producing and co-directing. In addition, the Company is actively developing The Baccarat Machine with Awkwafina set to star, an adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan’s latest bestseller Sex and Vanity in partnership with Sony Pictures, and an adaptation of the bestselling novel Billion Dollar Whale which offers a definitive account of Malaysia’s shocking 1MDB money-laundering scandal.
 
Among SK Global’s recent studio film and television productions are the hit Apple TV+ feature Palmer starring Justin Timberlake and directed by Fisher Stevens, the Oscar-nominated Best Picture Hell or High Water, the Golden Globe-nominated box office hit Crazy Rich Asians, the award-winning Korean thriller The Wailing from director Na Hong-jin; and the #1 Indonesian box office hit Impetigore, directed by Joko Anwar and selected by the country as its national representative in the 2021 Academy Awards best international feature film category.
 
The Company’s current library consists of more than 100 feature film and television projects, including The Place Beyond the Pines, The Age of Adaline, United 93, the five-time Academy Award-nominated In the Bedroom, Swimfan, A Prairie Home Companion, and Ghoul. Several films in SK Global’s library are being adapted for local-language film and television remake opportunities around the world.
 
About Madison Wells
 
Madison Wells is an award-winning, independent entertainment company that partners with established and up-and-coming storytellers to bring purpose-driven projects to life. Founded by award-winning producer Gigi Pritzker, the Madison Wells team has a strong bias towards stories for, by, and about badass women, as well as people who love pushing boundaries, navigating uncharted waters to spotlight unique voices, and pressing stories that need to be told. Madison Wells develops, produces and funds projects in the film, television and theater space, while collaborating and incubating content with partners who are aligned in our belief that good storytelling sparks important conversation. Those stories can start in many forms before they reach the stage or big screen. From the Broadway musicals "Million Dollar Quartet" and "Hadestown" to National Geographic’s limited series “Genius” to the Chicago-based immersive art experience “Nevermore Park,” and award-winning feature films “Hell or High Water” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, Madison Wells produces consequential projects that are distributed on all platforms.
 

 

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