Kumail Nanjiani to Star in Political Thriller 'The Independent'

The star will play an idealistic journalist in the film, directed by Amy Rice and being introduced at the European Film Market in Berlin by The Exchange.

Kumail Nanjiani is adding political thriller to his growing list of onscreen credits, having signed up to star in The Independent.

The star — who landed an Oscar nomination for his 2017 breakout The Big Sick and has Paramount romantic comedy The Lovebirds and his first superhero outing in Marvel’s The Eternals coming up — is set to play an idealistic young journalist who uncovers a major political conspiracy just as America’s first viable independent presidential candidate is poised for electoral victory.

The Exchange is financing the project and will introduce it to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin.