Priyanka Chopra is flying high in Hollywood. The Quantico star, who will debut in Hollywood with the upcoming film Baywatch, has reportedly bagged another Hollywood film.
Chopra is set to star alongside Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Claire Danes (Homeland) in the film A Kid Like Jake directed by Silas Howard (Transparent TV series helmer), according to Deadline.
Talking about the project, Howard told Deadline, "We live in a world that cherishes a child's uniqueness while paradoxically punishing difference. I'm interested in the ways that, even when acting out of love, people can do harm when confronted with the fear of the uncontrollable.
How does a parent balance those intense pressures? These tensions fascinate me both as a filmmaker and as someone with intimate knowledge of our culture's fixation on policing gender."
Taking to Twitter, producer Paul Bernon announced, " I am producing this & am so excited to work with Jim, Claire, @octaviaspencer @priyankachopra @michaelaWat!"
A kid like Jake is based on Daniel Pearle's celebrated Lincoln Center play of the same name. The story follows Alex (Danes) and Greg Wheeler (Parsons) who have high hopes for their son Jake, a bright and precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to GI Joe. On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens and since the parents' can't afford private school tuition, Judy (Spencer), the director of Jake's preschool, encourages them to accentuate Jake's "gender variant" expression to help him stand out and try and get a scholarship. As they navigate their roles as parents, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what's best for Jake, and each other.
However, a source close to the Baywatch actor said Priyanka is yet to sign the project. "Priyanka has liked the film. But she has not signed the film yet, and is in the final stage of negotiations," said the source.
Priyanka is currently busy promoting Baywatch movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Effron, Alexandra Daddario. Besides promoting the movie, the star was also spotted soaking up the sun on the beach of Miami with her pals. She recently took to Instagram to share the bikini pictures. Priyanka captioned the picture: "Last few hours of chill... poolside bummer with @mubinarattonsey #Miami."
The Bollywood diva will be seen playing the antagonist, Victoris Leeds, in the new Baywatch film, which will open in theatres on May 25 in the US and June 2 in India.