- Peter Fonda has signed on to appear in the biopic "Banker to the Poor", to be directed by Marco Amenta.
- The film is about Muhammad Yunus, who won a Nobel prize in 2006 for inventing the groundbreaking microcredit loans that empowered the poor in third world countries.
- Irrfan Khan ("Slumdog Millionaire") is in talks to portray Yunus.
- Fonda will play an American businessman who opposes Yunus' economic approach.
- Filming is set to start this October in Sri Lanka.
Related Titles: Banker to the Poor