Shantaram (5/12)

Russell Crowe was interested in adapting the famous 2003 novel Shantaram into a movie when it came out but it didn’t fall through. Warner Bros. went with a $2 million bid after Johnny Depp’s expressed his love for the book to studio executive Brad Grey. The bid for the rights was won and later Amitabh Bacchan was also added to the cast. Though the projects has hit many rough spots, a recent news article in the Mumbai Mirror reported that Warner Bros. negotiated to retain the film rights until 2015 which could mean that the film adaption hasn’t been completely shelved.


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