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Zoya Akhtar to adapt Archie Comics for Netflix musical movie

Set within the Nineteen Sixties, the upcoming movie will introduce Riverdale to a brand new era in India

Mumbai: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is all set to direct an adaptation of the Archie Comics for Netflix.

Set within the Nineteen Sixties, the upcoming movie will likely be a live-action musical set and introduce Riverdale to a brand new era in India.

 

Reportedly, Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan and Sridevi-Boney Kapoor’s youngest Khushi Kapoor will play the lead roles within the challenge. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda can also be rumoured to make his appearing debut with the movie.

Speaking concerning the challenge, Zoya Akhtar mentioned, “I am super excited to have the chance to bring The Archies to life. It was a large part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is also why I am a little nervous. I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on the comic and yet resonates with the young adults today.”

 

Archie Comics CEO/Writer Jon Goldwater additionally expressed his happiness to collaborate with Zoya Akhtar.

“It’s a huge source of pride that the Archie Comics characters and stories resonate with fans globally, and especially in India, for more than 50 years. We are thrilled to partner with Netflix and trust Zoya Akhtar and her creative team to deliver a truly unique and exciting take on Archie and friends through the lens of Indian cinema. We know that these characters have global appeal and translating them into other settings and cultures is just the start of what we have planned for future multimedia adaptations,” he mentioned.

Zoya Akhtar’s firm Tiger Child Movies will even co-produce the challenge with Graphic India.

 

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