Emraan Hashmi to star in the Hindi remake of Ezra
Prithviraj’s 2017 horror flick ‘Ezra’ is getting remade in Hindi with Emraan Hashmi in the lead. Jay R Krishnan, who directed the original, will be helming the remake as well. Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Krishan Kumar and Abhishek Pathak will be producing the movie. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the project by tweeting,
IT’S OFFICIAL… Emraan Hashmi to star in #Hindi remake of #Malayalam supernatural thriller #Ezra… Directed by Jay Krishnan [he directed the original]… Will be shot in #Mumbai and #Mauritius… Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Krishan Kumar and Abhishek Pathak.
‘Ezra’ was one of the biggest commercial hits in Malayalam in 2017. The movie stood out for the novelty in its plot and the top quality production values. It is said to be the first Indian movie with a horror theme set in a Jewish backdrop. It was also regarded as the first attempt in making a proper horror flick in Malayalam rather than the usual horror comedies. Last year, the movie was selected for screening at the 22nd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival.