Gillian Anderson will join Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville for a drama titled Viceroy's House. The movie will be shot in India later this year and will be directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham)
The feature drama will chart the life inside Viceroy's House, the sumptuous Delhi home of the British rulers of India, and the momentous political decisions that led to the Partition of India in 1947. For six months in 1947, iconic British statesmen Lord Mountbatten assumed the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. Mountbatten lived upstairs together with his wife and daughter, downstairs lived their 5,000 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite took their seats upstairs to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted throughout the House.
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