Director of the superhit thriller Kahaani, Sujoy Ghosh, has been roped in by Balaji Motion Pictures to direct their production of the movie based on the popular award winning Japanese novel The Devotion of Suspect X.
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino, is the third in his cult Detective Galileo series and his most acclaimed work so far. The novel won the 6th Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the mystery novels category in Japan. The English translation of the novel was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel and the 2012 Barry Award for Best First Novel. More than 2 million copies of the best-selling book have been sold worldwide so far.
Balaji Motion Pictures recently acquired the rights to make a Hindi film based on the novel. Tanuj Garg, CEO – Balaji Motion Pictures said, “We are proud to have clinched the rights of one of the world’s most celebrated detective novels. It has heart, drama and thrill, and as a content-driven studio, we believe that it will make for an engaging and entertaining feature film.”
The cast has to be finalized and the film is scheduled to go on floors early next year.