ELLE's May cover girl Kate Hudson co-stars with Brit Riz Ahmed in the thought-provoking thriller, The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
She¹s Erica, a Manhattan artist and socialite who falls for Changez (Ahmed), an ambitious young Pakistani working on Wall Street.
Still grieving her ex, Erica is vulnerable but hopeful about the prospect of new love, even finding inspiration from Changez in her work.
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But when the 9/11 attacks strike, everything changes. Changez begins to feel victimised and far from Erica¹s American lifestyle, with dramatic results.
It's a poignant story about alienation and cultural misunderstanding.
Riz is brilliant as the sharp-suited young Changez, also appearing in scenes set years later, telling his story to journo Bobby (Liev Schreiber).
Hudson puts in a sensitive performance as the conflicted, emotional Erica, who's open-minded but confused by her boyfriend¹s changing world.
A challenging watch featuring excellent performances from its young stars.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is in cinemas now
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Behind the scenes at Kate Hudson's May cover shoot