New Delhi: Bollywood actor and now global face Priyanka Chopra Jonas is all set to star in a new Netflix superhero film for kids titled We Can Be Heroes. The movie is being written, directed and produced by the director of the Spy Kids franchise, Robert Rodriguez.
The film is about how a group of kids steps up to save the world when aliens abduct all of Earth’s superheroes. This is not Chopra's first Hollywood foray. She has already appeared in American TV series Quantico besides films such as Baywatch and Isn't It Romantic.
On the India front, of late, Netflix has drawn flak for the second season of its popular crime thriller Sacred Games. It has also announced a slate of original Indian films starting with Ghost Stories, an offering that marks the reunion of directors Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Anurag Kashyap after Lust Stories. It will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Ashi Dua. Class of ’83 will be produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and directed by Atul Sabharwal (known for Arjun Kapoor-starrer Aurangzeb). It explores the story of an upright policeman-turned-trainer. There’s also Mrs Serial Killer, a thriller directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by Farah Khan.
The American streaming service has also introduced a mobile-only subscription plan in the country at ₹199 a month, as it looks to add users cashing in on the fact that video content consumption has surged, with data prices plunging to among the lowest in the world. This was Netflix’s first mobile-specific option anywhere in the world and its fourth India plan in addition to the existing basic ( ₹499), standard ( ₹649) and premium ( ₹799) plans.