Dev Patel is set to star in and executive produce a new limited series called “The Key Man,” which will tell the true story of disgraced businessman Arif Naqvi.
Deadline reports that the project is being produced by Miramax Television as the company looks to increase its international programming. The show will be set in the Middle East.
“Miramax IP is in its very DNA international facing and so there is a natural opportunity to mine the library for local to global shows,” Miramax’s Global Head of Television Marc Helwig said in an interview with Deadline.
“Miramax is a legacy company built on backing innovative, new voices, and we are recapturing that essence in television with our approach to working with many new and emerging voices in Europe and beyond,” he added.
According to Collider, Patel will play Naqvi, the founder of the private equity firm Abraaj Group. Naqvi and his Dubai-based firm defrauded investors for years before they were stopped.
Patel will also executive produce alongside Scott Delman and Florence Sloan. It is unclear what the exact plot of the series will be, but it is supposed to be based of a novel of the same name.
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