Kumail Nanjiani, who was born in Pakistan, came to the U.S. as a student when he was 18. He emerged as a popular performer and comedian through several podcasts, stand-up shows, specials, and sketches during his University days. The actor used to draw hilarious anecdotes from his childhood, which he spent in the historic city of Karachi in Pakistan. In his shows and performances, he often talks about the lives of immigrants, and their folktales, from where he draws inspiration. Nanjiani always emphasizes on the cultural clash of modern societies in a hilarious way.
The actor shot to fame with the critical and commercial success of HBO’s comedy series ‘Silicon Valley‘ and the semi-autobiographical romantic comedy ‘The Big Sick’. Nanjiani also co-wrote the script for the movie along with his real-life partner Emily V. Gordon. He also lent his voice to the animated series ‘Adventure Time’ and co-hosted the hit show ‘The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail’ on Comedy Central. The podcast ‘The X-Files Files’ catapulted his popularity into new heights. Now at this point you must be wondering wondering what is the next Kumail Nanjiani movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Kumail Nanjiani films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Kumail Nanjiani movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
6. Men in Black: International (2019)
Not many details regarding Kumail Nanjiani’s character in the upcoming ‘Men in Black’ spin-off ‘Men in Black: International are known. The trailer, however, gives a glimpse of Nanjiani’s character Pawny, a pint-sized alien who joins forces with Agent M (Tessa Thompson) and Agent H (Chris Hemsworth). Emma Thompson returns as her iconic character Agent O in the movie, while Liam Neeson appears as the dubious character High T, who is the head of the MIB’s London arm. The plot centers on a mysterious spy who infiltrate the nerve center of the agency. Directed by F. Gary Gray from a script by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, ‘Men in Black: International’ hit theaters on June 14, 2019.
5. Stuber (2019)
‘Stuber‘ is an upcoming action-comedy from 20th Century Fox starring Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista. The plot revolves around a naive Uber driver Stu (Nanjiani) and a gritty cop Vic (Bautista) whose paths cross during a bloody cat and mouse game between the cops and a band of rogues. Stu is keen to maintain his track record as a five-star rated driver while Vic is determined to hunt down the criminals at any cost. When he hires Stu’s car, the unlikely pair are thrown straight into a melting pot of bullets, gangsters, explosions and flying cars. Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, and Karen Gillan play other major roles in the movie. ‘Stuber’ is directed by Michael Dowse from Tripper Clancy’s script. The movie is slated for a July 12, 2019 release.