Produced by: Mike Karz
Wayne Allan Rice
Written by: Katherine Fugate
Starring: Halle Berry
Jon Bon Jovi
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
Robert De Niro
Sarah Jessica Parker
Music by: John Debney
Release date: December 9, 2011
Synopsis: Director and Producer Garry Marshall plans to ring in the holiday mood with his romantic comedy based on several couples and singles whose lives are intertwined on the most assuring and pulsating night of year.
The cast boasts of stellar actors to the likes of two-time Academy Award winners Robert De Niro & Hillary Swank, Academy Award winner Halle Berry, Jessica Beil, Jon Bon Jovi, Academy Award nominee Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher and Zac Efron.
Shot entirely in and around New York, Marshall’s film will screen on December 9, 2011.
Produced by: Johnny Depp
Music by: Howard Shore
Release date: November 25, 2011
Produced by Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and co-produced by Graham King’s GK Films, the Hugo is a 3D film is about an orphan boy, Hugo Cabret who lives in the secret walls of Paris train station. Set in 1930’s, Hugo sets on an adventure to unlock a secret left behind by his lost father, with the help of an eccentric girl, a broken automation and an ill mannered toy shop owner. The film is based on Brian Selznick’s award winning and New York Times bestseller The Invention of Hugo Cabret . Continue reading Hugo (2011)
YouTube, Ridley Scott Associates and LG electronics have jointly collaborated to produce ”Life in a Day’, a feature-length documentary capturing the smallest bit of emotions experienced by people around the world all along on a single, mundane day. Oscar-winning Director Kevin Macdonald and producer Ridley Scott compiled 80,000 YouTube videos from 192 countries to direct a 90 mins film exploring the nuances of single day of life on this Earth seen through the eyes of people living it. The contributed videos contained nearly 4, 500 hours of footage which was then edited to bring forth the mood, temperament and personality of people right from Australia, Zamibia to America. The videos were shot in the urban heart of the cities as well in some of the remotest places on Earth. Life in a Day is what it is like to be alive today on Earth, an experience common for everyone despite the distances.
Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2011, the film was streamed live on YouTube. Harry Gregson-Williams, along with Matthew Herbert have composed and written the music for the film while National Geographic Films have acquired the rights to distribute the film worldwide. In United States, the film will release on July 24, 2011.
Writers: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (screenplay), Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (comic books)
Cast: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Stanley Tucci
Captain America releasing on July 22, 2011 is an upcoming superhero film based on Marvel’s comic character Captain America. The movie’s story unfolds Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) character as a physically unfit candidate for the U.S. Army to fight to the Nazis in the 1942 World War II. Instead Steve volunteers for a secret experimental program ‘Project: Rebirth’ that transforms into a superhero – Captain America. The story unravels Steve’s aka Captain America thrilling life as a superhero with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter assisting him to fight the evil HYDRA organization commanded by wicked Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).
Directed by : Mahesh Manjrekar Director of Photography : Ajit Reddy Editor : Sarvesh Parab Music director : Ajit Parab Lyrics : Shriranga Godbole
Produced by Dar Motion Picture, City of Gold is an upcoming bollywood film which is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. The movie is believed to be picturised in both hindi and marathi language, where it is supposed to release in April 2010.
City of Gold is inspired from mid 1980’s mill strikes in Mumbai that lead to the disappearance of the mills. Story of the film deals into this aspect and explores the apathy of the mill workers by narrating the story of one such family.The starcast include actors like Satish Kaushak, Sachin Khedekar, Seema Biswas, Kashmira Shah and debutant Karan Patel.
Moreover, the film focuses on organized crime in Mumbai, traces the birth of the politics greed in Mumbai and exposes the plight of the trade union leaders and mill workers, their struggle to protect their rights, that changed the entire landscape of Mumbai where today at the same place we see swanky shopping malls, nightclubs, lounge bars, clubs, etc. that has sprung up across the centre of Mumbai.
For more details, just log on to the official website of the film: www.cityofgoldthefilm.com
Known for her character of a Cairo librarian and aspiring Egyptologist in ‘The Mummy’, a 1999 American adventure film, the Oscar-winning British actress Rachel Weisz will now star in Universal’s new thriller- ‘Dream House’.
Rachel, who also won Academy Award for her role in 2005 film-‘The Constant Gardener‘ will work alongside British ‘James Bond’ Daniel Craig and Australian actress- Naomi Watts.
To be directed by Oscar-nominated Irish film-maker Jim Sheridan, the film has a screenplay by David Loucka.
It is a story of a family where Craig will be seen as a publisher, who decides to give up the rat race in New York. He then gets transferred along with his family to a pleasant New England town where the real adventure begins. Soon they discover that their beautiful new home which they purchase from an estate agent was the scene of a brutal mother and her two children. Naomi Watts is playing a neighbor, who supposedly knew the victims and hopefully proves to be helpful.
Weisz, is a current Olivier Award nominee for her performance in A Streetcar Named Desire. She was most recently seen in the Peter Jackson-directed drama ‘The Lovely Bones.’
With ‘Hey ya‘ running successfully over all the top most countdowns of radio stations from past two weeks, ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’, an upcoming bollywood film has created a space for itself amid big banners that are slated for a release this Feb.
The film will hit theaters on February 26, 2010, which is written and directed by Vijay Lalwani.
It is believed to be the story of a recluse person Karthik, played by Farhan Akhtar. His life changes when another person with the same name lends him a hand. Thus, it is a journey of a man, how he finally wins in the middle of a secret.
B-town hottie Deepika Padukone is in a pivotal role while actors Ram kapoor and Shefali Shah would be seen as supporting actors. Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment, the film has music by the trio- Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
The 47 year old Oscar nominated Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann was on his fourth trip to India. As part of a Le Sutra and Royal Enfield program, Australian portrait painter Vincent Fantauzzo too accompanied him.
The Australian filmmaker Known for The Red Curtain Trilogy finds a manifestation of Shakespeare’s plays in Bollywood films. He is so much impressed with Indian stars and Hindi movies that he even used the popular song ‘Chamma Chamma‘ from the movie China Gate starring yesteryear’s vivacious B-town hotty ‘Urmila’ & actor late ‘Om puri’, in his 2001 musical flick ‘Moulin Rouge’,that saw actress Nicole Kidman.
To carry this legacy further, these days the Oscar-nominated director is enthusiastic to work on a film in India, and may team up with music maestro Oscar & Grammy award winner A.R. Rahman.
Luhrmann said in an interview,”There are a number of classic stars here, and there are a few new Indian actors as well who are doing things differently. The idea of working with Indian actors has always excited me, and if it works out I definitely will. I am keeping my fingers crossed,”.
The trade people reported over various forms of media and speculated that his trip might have been a research and survey for his next project as some of his films in the past did have an Indian connect. “I wouldn’t say fodder, but every time I come here it has had a direct effect on my life and my work. There are many things I am working on. I have many pieces that could be played in India,” he said.