Kumail Nanjiani Cast in “The Independent”

Kumail Nanjiani. Photo by Stewart Cook/REX/Shutterstock (9470260z)

Kumail Nanjiani has been cast in The Independent. 

Multiple outlets confirm that The Big Sick and Silicon Valley star has been cast in the political thriller, which is being introduced to buyers by The Exchange at the Berlin Film Festival.

Nanjiani will reportedly portray a journalist who uncovers a conspiracy, which places the fate of the election in his hands with America’s first viable independent presidential candidate poised for victory.

“Kumail is a great actor with global recognition and he serves as the cornerstone for an incredible ensemble cast that we are excited to announce shortly,” said Brian O’Shea of The Exchange.

You can see Nanjiani next in The Lovebirds alongside Issa Rae and then in Marvel’s The Eternals later this year.