Blinded by the Light: Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) Coming-of-Age Tale, Set to Springsteen’s Music

The hero of this coming of age story, which is set to Springsteen’s music, is a Pakistani British teenager who dreams of escaping life in his drab London suburb.

He connects with the music of “The Boss,” whose hardscrabble lyrics mirror his own struggles with racism and economic deprivation.

The film, which is directed by Gurinder Chadha (who made a splash with Bend Like Beckham) world- premiered to great acclaim at the 2019 Sundance Film Fest.

The tale is set in 1987 at the height of Margaret Thatcher’s conservative politics that forever changed the economic face of the U.K.

New Line is offering a massive deal of $15 million for this deal. Other studios, such as Amazon and Fox Searchlight, also showed interest in the promising feature.