Shout! Factory Films announced today that writer/director Lena Khan’s acclaimed comedy feature The Tiger Hunter will open September 22,2017 in Los Angeles, New York and select major markets, to be followed by openings in additional cities.
A timely and topical comedy that captures a young immigrant’s pursuit of success, love and the American dream with humor and heart, The Tiger Hunter is directed by Khan and written by Sameer Gardezi (Modern Family) and Khan. The film stars Danny Pudi (Community, Powerless), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), Rizwan Manji (The Wolf of Wall Street, Outsourced), Karen David (Once Upon a Time, Galavant), Sam Page (House of Cards, Mad Men), Iqbal Theba (Glee, Seinfeld), Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Outsourced) with Michael McMillian (Silicon Valley, True Blood) and Kevin Pollak (The Unusual Suspects, A Few Good Men). Produced by Megha Kadakia, Lena Khan and Nazia Khan, The Tiger Hunter is a charming comedy bolstered by vibrant storytelling and an endearing comic spirit.
A clever young man comes to America on a quest for success and love in a hilarious story of ambition, failure, and misfit friends. Set in the 1970s, The Tiger Hunter is the story of Sami Malik, a young Indian who travels to America to become an engineer in order to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father-a legendary tiger hunter back home. When Sami’s job falls through, he takes a low-end job and joins with a gang of oddball friends in hopes of convincing his childhood sweetheart that he’s far more successful than he truly is…or perhaps ever could be.
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