Mumbai, Oct 4: Critically acclaimed Hollywood comedy-drama "Silver Linings Playbook", starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Anupam Kher, will open the forthcoming 14th Mumbai Film Festival, starting Oct 18.
The film's screening at the festival will mark its Asia premiere presented by Anupam, who has been appreciated for his clever performance.
"I feel honoured to present 'Silver Linings Playbook', as the opening film of prestigious 14th Mumbai Film Festival. As an actor it is a dream come true to be part of this brilliant and heart warming film. A great moment of joy and pride for me," Anupam said in a statement.
Adapted from Matthew Quick's novel of the same name, the cast of the film inculdes actors Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Julia Stiles and Chris Tucker.
Directed and written by David O. Russell, the film revolves around the life of Pat Solatano who has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his parents after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain.
The eight-day fest starts here Oct 18 and it is being organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI). A Reliance Entertainment initiative, the festival will showcase over 200 movies, including nine silent films.