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Manjari Makijany Will Direct ‘Spin’ For Disney+ (EXCLUSIVE)

by Jacob Fisher

We have learned that a new music/dance-focused film titled ‘Spin’ is in development at Disney+.

Manjari Makijany will direct the film. Manjari Makijany is an Indian director, she recently wrapped her directorial debut, ‘Desert Dolphin’ which is a sports drama that is a coming-of-age story of a rural skater girl inspired by true events. According to IMDBPro, she constructed Rajasthan’s first and one of India’s largest skateparks in a remote village to drive social change.

Makijany has an extensive background in film, she has worked as second second assistant director on Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and Brad Bird’s ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’. She also has worked as a production assistant on Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ and Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’.

Carley Steiner, Céline Geiger and Josh A. Cagan will write the screenplay for the film. Zanne Devine will executive produce the film, who recently executive produced another upcoming Disney+ original film ‘Secret Society of Second Born Royals’.

The plot will follow a teenager who, following the death of her mother, finds her life revolving around helping at her family’s restaurant, but when she falls for an aspiring DJ, he re-awakens her passion for music, and she begins to realize that may be where her priorities lie.

It is currently unknown when production will begin.

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