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Ambani-Pitt collaborate on film

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Big Entertainment (RBE), and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment have bought the rights to Tom Rachman’s best-seller, The Imperfectionists.

entertainment Updated: Jun 18, 2010 13:06 IST
Hiren Kotwani

Brad PittLast year, Anil Ambani’s Reliance Big Entertainment (RBE), and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, acquired the rights to turn Capcom’s video game Dark Void into a film. Now they have bought the rights to Tom Rachman’s best-seller, The Imperfectionists.

Published this year, the novel is about quirky characters working for a newspaper in Rome. There’s the obit reporter who hates to work, a freelancer being manipulated by a war correspondent and a dog-obsessed publisher. Rachman himself was a reporter with the Associated Press’s (AP) Rome bureau.

Says Amit Khanna, chairman, RBE, “The Imperfectionists will make for a commercial film for an international audience.” Scripting will start soon, efforts are on to get

Rachman on board
Dark Void that’s being scripted, is likely to feature Pitt as the cargo pilot Will Augustus Grey who leads the battle against the aliens. Pre-production will start once the script is locked. By then, Pitt and his team will have finalised the director.

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