The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani is set to star in a new spy action comedy titled No Glory. Nanjiani will partner with Vice director Adam McKay. The story is being adapted from a manuscript which was written by author Scott Shepard who is a National Security Operative. Shepard wrote a manuscript recounting his time spent servicing the good ol’ U.S. of A and his unique perspective being a First Generation American. No Glory’s been described as “The Rambunctious Patriotism and World-Wide Shenanigans of a First Generation American in the Clandestine Service of a Grateful and Mostly Unwitting Nation.” The manuscript has yet to be released.
At present no director is attached to the project. Valparaiso Picture’s and Gary Sanchez Productions are producing. Valparaiso’s head of development Bobby Hoppey will executive produce. Academy Award winning producer/writer/director McKay (The Big Short, Vice) and Nanjiani are overseeing Bain’s script.
Gary Sanchez Productions’ Adam McKay said “I can’t wait to dig into this incredible true story. With Kumail at the helm this has a chance to be really ‘special,’ as Kumail likes to say.” Valparaiso ‘s David Carrico continued: “This is the type of story that we created our company to help tell, narratives that can have broad commercial appeal without sacrificing artistry. We found the prefect partners and storytellers in Kumail & Adam.”
Nanjiani was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Big Sick. Mckay recently was nominated for best director at the Academy Awards for Vice.