American director Paul Schrader’s will shoot his film “Extreme City” in and around the slums of Dharavi in Mumbai.

Paul Schrader’s Extreme City Movie Based On Mumbai Slums
Last Updated: 2009-07-16T15:58:25+05:30
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Paul Schrader’s Extreme City Movie Based On Mumbai Slums
Paul Schrader
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Yet another foreign director has set his sights on Mumbai's slums. After Danny Boyle's dark and passionate look at the city in "Slumdog Millionaire", it is American director Paul Schrader's turn to make a film here.
Schrader is all set to direct "Extreme City", a Mumbai-based underworld drama. Produced by Anubhav Sinha, the film will be shot in and around the slums of Dharavi and will star both Hollywood and Bollywood stars.
"To have Schrader agree to make a film for me is a dream come true. Paul came down to India first in July. When I suggested he make a film for me, he was surprised. Paul Schrader making a film for an Indian producer does sound strange, doesn't it?”
"He didn't give an immediate answer. But at the Toronto Film Festival in October 2008, he finally agreed. He's writing and directing a drama-thriller tentatively titled 'Extreme City' for me. We've otherwise been interacting for two years," said Sinha, who has directed films like Cash,Dus and Tum Bin.
Schrader's collaborations on scripts with Martin Scorsese for movies like "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull" and his hugely influential directorial projects like "American Gigolo", "Cat People", "Mishima" and "Hardcore" have made an impact on several filmmakers.
Schrader's last directorial venture "Adam Resurrected" featuring Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe was a critical and commercial success.
"Extreme City" will be shot largely in Mumbai and Schrader will soon finalise his script for the film.
"Paul has started work on the script. It'll be an English-language film. But the Indian characters will speak their natural language. The Mumbai underworld is familiar to Hindi film-goers but not to a global audience," said Sinha.
"The film will have a swarm of characters. It will star one leading Hollywood and one Bollywood male star," said Sinha.

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