It seems like following his Mira Nair’s series, A Suitable Boy, and a cameo in Don’t Look Up, Ishaan Khatter will make his appearance in an upcoming Netflix limited series The Perfect Couple. Starring Nicole Kidman and Liev Schreiber, the series also stars Eve Hewson, Billy Howle, Dakota Fanning, Meghann Fahy, Jack Reynor, Sam Nivola, Mia Isac, Donna Lynne Champlin, and Isabelle Adjani.
The news was confirmed by Variety when they announced the ensemble cast of the movie on March 31. Ishaan Khatter will essay the role of Shooter Dival, the best of the groom played by Benji Winbury. He had been in talks for the role for a while with the producers and was confirmed for the part last month. It will be a six-episode limited series which was greenlit in August 2022.
As per the report, Leiv Schreiber will essay the role of Tag Winbury, the father of the groom; Billy Howle will play Benji Winbury, the groom; Dakota Fanning will essay the role of Abby Winbury, the sister-in-Law; Fahy is cast in the role of Merritt Monaco, the bride’s best friend; Reynor will play Thomas Winbury, the brother of the groom; Nivola has been roped in to play Will Winbury, the brother of the groom; Isaac will essaying the role of Chloe Carter; the daughter of Chief of Police. Meanwhile, Champlin will be playing the role of the detective, Nikki Henry; Adjani will have a recurring role as Isabel Nallet, who is a family friend.
The official logline reads, “Amelia Sacks (Hewson) is about to marry into one of the wealthiest families on Nantucket. Her disapproving future mother-in-law, famous novelist Greer Garrison Winbury (Kidman), has spared no expense in planning what promises to be the premiere wedding of the season — until a body turns up on the beach. As secrets come to light, the stage is set for a real-life investigation that feels plucked from the pages of one of Greer’s novels. Suddenly, everyone is a suspect.”
The Perfect Couple begins production on the series this week. Shawn Levy and Josh Barry of 21 Laps Entertainment will executive produce along with Sussanne Bier who is directing as well. Jenna Lamia will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
Meanwhile, Ishaan Khatter is set to star in Pippa. Based on ‘The Burning Chaffees’ written by Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta and scored by Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, Pippa is a heroic tank battle film that underscores the bravery of Brigadier Mehta, a veteran of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron, who, along with his siblings, fought on the eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, which led to the liberation of India’s neighbour Bangladesh. At the centre of the film is the amphibious war tank involved in the victory, affectionately christened “Pippa”, which like an empty ghee da dabba smoothly floats on water. Produced by RSVP and Roy Kapur Films, Pippa stars Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli and Soni Razdan.