Indian American filmmaker Anjul Nigam’s ‘Crown Vic’ releases on November 15

Nigam teamed up with American actor Alec Baldwin for the Hollywood production.

If you thought most South Asian film makers only make films about immigrant experiences then you may want to check out the soon-to-be-released, Crown Vic by veteran South Asian-American producer/writer/actor Anjul Nigam.

Crown Vic, which hit the theaters in New York City on November 8 and in other US cities and on demand on November 15, is the third film from Nigam’s stable.

RELATED: ‘Crown Vic,’ produced by Indian American Anjul Nigam, to premiere at Tribeca (March 8, 2019)

Nigam’s first film, Growing Up Smith, which was listed as the TIME magazines’ pick of the week in 2017, told the story of an immigrant Indian family and their family struggles while making America their new home.

But his newest offering totally breaks the mold by telling over the course of a single night an adrenaline filled story of two cops at the opposite ends of their careers who find themselves thrust into a violent hunt for two cop killers on the loose in the Olympic Division of Los Angeles.

Anjul Nigam

Crown Vic is written and directed by Joel Souza and stars Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Luke Kleintank (Man In the High Castle), Bridget Moynahan (John Wick and Blue Bloods), David Krumholtz (Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle franchise), Josh Hopkins (Quantico) and Gregg Bello (The Wrestler).

Nigam serves as lead producer on Crown Vic which he produced with Hollywood star Alec Baldwin, Gregg Bello, and China’s Maxx Tsai.

The film is a production of Nigam’s Brittany House Pictures in association with Baldwin’s El Dorado Pictures and Tsai’s Wudi Pictures.

Nigam was born in India and raised in America since the age of two.

He most recently served as lead producer on the feature film Bayou Caviar, Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding Jr.’s directorial debut, in which Gooding also stars opposite Oscar Winner Richard Dreyfuss.

READ MORE: ‘Growing up Smith’ is about ‘first love, childhood heroes, and growing up in a small town’ (February 12, 2017)

As a veteran actor in film and television, Nigam is known for his supporting lead in Focus Features’ Bad Words for director/star Jason Bateman.

He is also noted for his recurring roles of Psych Dr. Raj on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy since its pilot episode and Medical Examiner opposite Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch on season two of True Detective, besides numerous landmark primetime TV series appearances.

READ MORE: Growing Up Smith: A charming and touching experience that will hit home for all (February 6, 2017)

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