Nik Dodani star of Murphy Brown and Atypical, scored a deal to write the script for a film adaptation of Blue Boy, based on Rakesh Satyal’s coming of age story.
Variety reports, the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel follows the transformation of Kiran Sharma, a boisterous 12-year-old boy from Cincinnati, as he attempts to go from a social outcast to local god through his school’s annual talent show. Taking place against the backdrop of the early ‘90s, Satyal’s debut novel tackles adolescence, family drama, and grade school politics from the perspective of an Indian-American pre-teen.
“Kiran Sharma is a mischievous little git who thinks he’s the center of his own ridiculous universe. I’ve never related to a character more,” says Dodani, who will work closely with Satyal on the project.
Satyal said, “From the moment I spoke with Nik, I was impressed by his intelligence and warmth and his inspired vision for Kiran. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect person to bring the character to life in this way.”
We're loving Dodani on Atypical and the Murphy Brown reboot! Excited to see how he helps bring Blue Boy to life on screen!
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