It's been a while since Freida Pinto graced the big screens, even though she had a glut of offers following Slumdog Millionaire's success in 2008. Right after the film's Oscar win in 2009, Freida's next big high-profile roles were in Tarsem Singh's Immortals alongside future Superman Henry Cavill, and then playing the female lead opposite James Franco in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. She also snagged a role in the Woody Allen film You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, and a leading role in the indie film Miral.
Despite all those roles, she's seemingly struggled in Hollywood since then, failing to land any major roles after 2011. She had some minor awards buzz for Trishna, but that failed to go anywhere. However, her next film 'Desert Dancer' has finally found itself a release date, according to reports.
Relativity, which is distributing the film, has announced a summer release for the film, stating that it will bow in theaters in August. The film will open in limited release on August 15th, and then expand starting August 22nd. It's directed by Richard Raymond, written by Jon Croker, and produced by Pippa Cross, Luis Astorquia, Izabella Miko, and Richard Raymond.
According to Deadline, the film is actually based on the true story of "Afshin Ghaffarian (played by Reece Ritchie), an Iranian dancer who risked everything to start a dance company amidst the politically volatile climate of the country’s 2009 protests and the nation’s ban on dancing."
In addition to Desert Dancer, Freida's next roles are supposedly rumored as 'Mis-Fits' and an Indian/American production titled 'The Orphan'.