Kumail Nanjiani to play journalist in 'The Independent'

Kumail Nanjiani to play journalist in political thriller 'The Independent'

Actor Kumail Nanjiani has joined the cast of political thriller The Independent.(Credit: Facebook/Kumail Nanjiani)

Actor Kumail Nanjiani has joined the cast of political thriller The Independent.

The 42-year-old actor will play a journalist who uncovers a conspiracy, which places the fate of the election in his hands with America's first viable independent presidential candidate poised for victory.

Amy Rice is directing the film from a script penned by by Evan Parter, reported Variety.

The film was introduced to the buyers by sales and finance company The Exchange at the ongoing Berlin Film Festival.

"Kumail is a great actor with global recognition and he serves as the cornerstone for an incredible ensemble cast that we are excited to announce shortly," said Brian O'Shea of The Exchange.