For some reason, everyone and his brother suddenly want to make movies about an Indian mathematician named Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan. And when I say "everyone", I  mean "Stephen Fry and Edward R. Pressman." Fry's intentions were reported in the foreign press earlier this month; he and his collaborator on the project, prominent Indian director Dev Benegal, have both been interested in Ramanujan and his phenomenal story for decades. Their film is currently in development in India, and they hope to co-direct it next year.

Pressman's film, meanwhile, was just announced, and will be based on Robert Kanigel's 1991 Ramanujan biography, which is called The Man Who Knew Infinity. Pressman, who will be producing, bought the rights to the book several years ago, but it was only recently that the project began to move towards production. The screenplay has been written by Matthew Brown, who will also direct; this math movie is expect to start shooting this fall. Look out, Stephen: These folks are already name-checking A Beautiful Mind and Gandhi. What've you got?
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