Universal Is Bound For Tehran

Iran thriller produced by Brian Grazer

Universal Is Bound For Tehran

by Chris Hewitt |
Published on

Brian Grazer is going to Tehran.

The uber-producer with the most distinctive hair in Hollywood will produce the drama, Tehran, through his company, Imagine Entertainment, after Universal picked up the rights to Richard Regen’s script.

The story, set in 1977, revolves around an American professor who is recruited by the US government to observe tensions in Tehran, just before it was taken over in a coup. Along the way, he realises that Iran is rife with political danger (like, no shit, Sherlock), and falls in love with a local girl, whose brother is a member of the secret police. This can’t end well.

We smell conflict. We smell drama. We smell intrigue. We smell a potential Oscar project for Grazer.

Certainly, the script is prestigious enough – it appeared in the top 10 on the 2007 copy of The Blacklist, a list of the hottest unsold scripts in Hollywood that is circulated once a year. So we expect big things from this.

No director or on-camera talent is attached at present.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us