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The Big Sick

The Big Sick
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 8:00pm
New York City
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.  THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and produced by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).

CAST: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Adeel Akhtar, Zenobia Shroff, Anupam Kher and Ray Romano

WRITTEN BY: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani

DIRECTOR: Michael Showalter

PRODUCERS: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ben Browning, Jeremy Kipp Walker