Does Freida Pinto look like an Italian?
Currently there is a huge controversy about white girls Playing Indian roles .So what do you think about Dusky beauty like Freida playing the role of an Italian?
Freida Pinto is Cast as an Italian Journalist in her upcoming film to directed by Bafta award winning director Nick Broomfield .She will Star opposite Dan Stevens from hit UK TV series Downton Abbey.It is an adaptation of a Belgian Congo period romance novel titled The Catastrophist, written by Ronan Bennett.The book was a bestseller after it was published in 2007.
Here's Amazon's synopsis of the novel:
James Gillespie, a disillusioned Irish historian turned novelist, has arrived in the Congo on the eve of independence, hoping to reunite with his Italian lover, Ines. The two had once been passionately involved in Europe, but Ines's job as a journalist took her to the Congo, where her Communist leanings have kept her. Ines is an enthusiastic supporter of Patrice Lumumba, and her journalism reflects her bias. Gillespie, on the other hand, has a novelist's broader view, and his ability to see all facets of the issue simultaneously keeps him from choosing sides and drives a wedge between him and Ines. As she becomes more involved with Lumumba and his followers, he is befriended by an American CIA agent whom Ines suspects of being an enemy. When the political situation heats up, she puts herself increasingly in harm's way until, at last, Gillespie must put his own life on the line to save hers... The Catastrophist is a love story, a historical novel, a troubling reflection on Africa's ongoing political upheaval.
Dan Stevens will play James Gillespie and Freida Pinto will play Ines, his Italian lover.
PS: This is Dan Stevens