Oscar-nominated actor Kumail Nanjiani has landed the lead role in Any Person, Living or Dead.
Legendary Entertainment acquired the right for the film, based on the short story by Simon Rich. Rich will also be adapting the script. On board to direct is Jonathan Krisel.
The story follows a brilliant reclusive scientist who, using his homemade time machine, gathers a roundtable of the greatest minds in history to solve all of humanity’s problems. Unfortunately, his plan fails to take into account language barriers, ancient racism and the tendency of medieval men to commit murder. Instead of learning from these Great Men of History, our hero has no choice but to hunt them down and blast them to the past before they can ruin our future.
You can see Nanjiani next in Sony’s Men in Black: International, salted to premiere June 14. He’s also set to star in CBS’s reboot of The Twilight Zone and will reprise his role on HBO’s Silicon Valley.