Charlie Hunnam to Star in ‘Shantaram’ Series at Apple

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Charlie Hunnam to Star in ‘Shantaram’ Series at Apple
Charlie Hunnam has been cast as the lead in the forthcoming Apple series “Shantaram,” based on Gregory David Robert’s novel, Variety has confirmed. Apple has greenlit the show, which will represent the first international production for Apple TV Plus, after acquiring the rights to the novel back in June 2018.

The 2003 novel tells the story of Lin (Hunnam), a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India. The novel has been published in 39 languages in 42 territories worldwide and sold six million copies.

On the TV side, Hunnam is best known for playing the lead role in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” which ran for seven seasons and ended in 2014. On the film front, the British actor is
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