Ensemble-cast, half-hour comedy in the works
TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Entertainment One (eOne), alongside producers First Take Entertainment, are pleased to announce a partnership to co-develop and co-produce a television series based on the 2014 box-office hit comedy DR. CABBIE, following its September 19th theatrical release. DR. CABBIE, presented by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, has charmed diverse audiences and critics across the country..
In the feature film DR. CABBIE, an unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. DR. CABBIE is the heart-warming journey of a young South Asian doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others, while beginning a new life in the land of opportunity.
"We were thrilled with the tremendous success of DR. CABBIE and are now excited to bring it to the small screen with partners who understand the universality of the material so well," said Vinay Virmani, Creative Producer, First Take. "We are also delighted that audiences will get to see the film again before the holidays when it's released on DVD and digital platforms next week."
"DR. CABBIE is a heartfelt comedy that resonates with so many different audiences around the world. The success of the film was a testament to its great sensibilities and the universal nature of the story," said John Morayniss, Chief Executive Officer, eOne Television. "We are looking forward to broadening our partnership with First Take Entertainment and extending the international reach of this audience-favourite. We are putting together a fantastic team and look forward to sitting down with broadcasters early next year."
DR. CABBIE was produced by FirstTake Entertainment and Caramel Films as well producing partner Salman Khan Films (SKF) with cooperation from Telefilm Canada, OMDC, Sodec and HGF. The film was directed by Jean-Francois Poulliot (Seducing Dr. Lewis), and starred Vinay Virmani (Breakaway), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights - TV, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Lillete Dubey (Monsoon Wedding), Mircea Monroe (Change Up), Rizwan Manji (Outsourced) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Arrested Development, Episodes).
DR. CABBIE is distributed by eOne in Canada. The film will be released on DVD across Canada on December 23, 2014.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
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