Money Heist, a Netflix series, has a sizable audience in India, so it was only a matter of time until it got given a desi makeover, and who better to direct the criminal thriller than one of our own - Abbas Mustan. According to reports, the filmmaking duo is planning to adapt the show into a film, with Arjun Rampal cast in the starring role of Professor. Three Monkeys gets reported to be the title of the film.
"Arjun Rampal's character is similar to Professor from Money Heist," a source close to the filmmakers told us, "while Mustafa and two other actors will play the robbers." All three robbers, as well as the Professor, will have their distinct personalities since they will be working together for a secret objective of personal gain."
"Abbas Mustan is a master at adapting international thrillers, and in the same manner, they've added their flavor to the story of Three Monkeys," the source revealed.
According to reports, the Abbas Mustan film would be shot in places, beginning in Mumbai, and released in the second half of 2022. Later this month, the film will start shooting on location. Five years after Machine, which marked the debut of Abbas' son, Mustafa, the filmmaker team will return to film direction with Three Monkeys.
Khiladi, Baazigar, Soldier, Ajnabee, Aitraaz, Humraaz, Race 1 and 2 are just a few of Abbas Mustan's directorial flicks. They're also getting ready for the Netflix premiere of Penthouse, which stars Bobby Deol and Arjun Rampal, among others.