Chennai: Actress Nayanthara's upcoming Tamil thriller ‘Kolaiyuthir Kaalam’, which will be directed by Chakri Toleti, is reportedly based on Mike Flanagan's English invasion thriller, ‘Hush’, a source said.
"It's not an official remake but will be based on the recent indie hit 'Hush'. You could call it the kind of film where 'Hush' meets 'Don't Breathe'. The principal shooting will commence from January next year," an industry source told IANS.
‘Hush’, starring Kate Siegel in the lead, is the story of a deaf and mute author who is struggling to complete the climax of her latest novel when she falls prey to a psycho killer.
Nayanthara, too, plays a deaf and mute character.
"She might not be playing an author but she will reprise the same character from the original. In fact, the first poster of the film, which features Nayanthara with a hand covering her mouth, symbolically indicates that she plays a mute character," the source said.
The first look poster of the film was released last month when the project was officially announced.
Yuvan Shankar Raja has been roped in to compose the music. He will co-produce the film with Vashu Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh.