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Edgar Wright to helm adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Running Man’

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Washington [US], February 20 (ANI): Ace film director Edgar Wright is set to helm an adaptation of American author Stephen King’s popular novel titled ‘The Running Man’ for Paramount Pictures.
As per Variety, Michael Bacall has penned the script from a story he co-wrote with Wright. Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon will bankroll the film for Genre Films, as will Nira Park for Wright’s company Complete Fiction.
‘The Running Man,’ published in 1982, was a dystopian horror novel, originally written under King’s pseudonym Richard Bachman.
The story takes place in the United States in the year 2025, which sees the economy in ruins and violence dramatically escalating. The 1982 novel follows a man who attempts to win a reality TV game where the only objective is to stay alive.
The book was loosely adapted into a 1987 film that was directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starred actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The upcoming version is expected to stay more faithful to the source material. The cast of the forthcoming film has not been decided yet.
King’s novels, in genres ranging from horror and sci-fi to crime and fantasy, have been rich material for films and television shows over the past years. Among the most successful have been ‘Carrie’, ‘The Shining’, ‘It’ and the sequel ‘It: Chapter Two’. Paramount recently adapted ‘Pet Semetary’, based on King’s 1983 book.
Wright, whose credits include ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘Baby Driver’, recently debuted his music documentary ‘The Sparks Brothers’ at the virtual Sundance Film Festival.
Wright’s latest movie, the psychological thriller ‘Last Night in Soho,’ features Anya-Taylor Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, and Matt Smith. It is scheduled to debut later this year. (ANI)

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Alia Bhatt launches her ‘Eternal Sunshine Productions’

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 1 (ANI): Bollywood star Alia Bhatt on Monday announced the launch of her production house ‘Eternal Sunshine Productions.’
The ‘Student Of The Year’ actor hopped on to Instagram and unveiled the logo of her production house that seems intriguing and showcases her eternal love for cats.
The logo of Bhatt’s company sees a bright yellow logo that comes with two cats. It seems that the two furballs could be her kitties Juniper and Edward. As the ‘Kalank’ actor is very fond of cats, she often shares charming pictures of her pets on social media and probably, her production house is also an inspiration from the same.

Elated to announce the launch of her production house, the actor noted in the caption, “And I am so happy to announce… PRODUCTION! Eternal Sunshine Productions. Let us tell you tales. Happy tales. Warm and fuzzy tales. Real tales. Timeless tales.”

Within a couple of minutes of the post, the ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya’ star received a lot of love and support for her new venture, in the form of comments.
Alia’s mother commented, “Super duper proud”.
Filmmaker Karan Johar went all out to encourage her and shared, “You go girl”.
On the work front, Bhatt left her fans stunned in her never-seen-before avatar in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.
Based on the book ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ written by S Hussain Zaidi, the film showcases the rise of a girl named Gangubai Kothewali, a brothel owner and matriarch from Kathiawad who had no choice but to embrace the ways of destiny and swing it in her favour.
The project, which marks the first collaboration between Bhansali and Alia, will also see Bhansali Productions collaborating with Jayantilal Gada’s Pen India Limited. The movie is scheduled to hit the big screens on July 30, 2021. (ANI).

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Golden Globes 2021: Biggest snubs and surprises

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Washington [US], March 1 (ANI): The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony that took place from both coasts, Rainbow Room in New York and Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, on February 28, pretty much went uneventfully due to the coronavirus pandemic.
During the 78th edition of the awards, just like every other year, there were lot of surprises.
During the three-hour-long event, mostly expected winners (such as ‘Ted Lasso’s’ Jason Sudeikis, Pop TV comedy series ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and Netflix’s (‘The Crown’) actually being the ones to take the trophies, especially on the television side.
However, there were still a few moments that caused raised eyebrows. To that end, Variety reported the break down of the biggest snubs and other surprises of the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards.
SNUB: ‘Mank’ and ‘Promising Young Woman’
Leading the film nominations, David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ had six nods and felt like it had a few possibilities to win. From director Fincher to supporting actress Amanda Seyfried to the score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who ended up losing to themselves (and Jon Batiste) for ‘Soul.’ But it ended the night empty-handed.
‘Promising Young Woman’ went into the night with four nominations and a lot of momentum along with it. The timely film was considered by many to be a frontrunner for actor Carey Mulligan and screenwriter Emerald Fennell. Some even predicted Fennell would surprise with a directing win. But in the end, it went home empty-handed, although Fennell’s other project — she played Camilla Parker Bowles in ‘The Crown’ — did quite well.
SURPRISE: Andra Day, Best Actress, ‘The United States Vs. Billie Holiday’
Day made her film debut in the Lee Daniels-directed flick to great acclaim, but many had predicted Mulligan would take home her first Globe for ‘Promising Young Woman’ or Oscar winners Viola Davis ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ or Frances McDormand (‘Nomadland’) to pick up their second Globe for their performances. The three, along with fellow nominee Vanessa Kirby (‘Pieces of a Woman’) are all SAG nominees while Day is not, and yet it was Day who walked away with the prize.
SURPRISE: Rosamund Pike, Best Actress, ‘I Care a Lot’
Many people expected Maria Bakalova to walk off with the prize for her work in ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,’ even though she’s nominated in supporting at SAG and submitted in supporting for Oscars. The biggest threat to Bakalova was perceived to be the legendary Michelle Pfeiffer for her sharp, funny turn in ‘French Exit.’ Instead, Rosamund Pike surprised with a win. She essayed the role of a smart, wicked turn as an unapologetic con artist who takes conservatorship of the elderly in J Blakeson’s pitch black comedy, which premiered on Netflix last weekend.
SURPRISE: Jodie Foster, Best Supporting Actress, ‘The Mauritanian’
Supporting film categories are often the most difficult to predict; in 2017, the year of ‘Moonlight,’ Mahershala Ali was bested by Aaron Taylor-Johnson for ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ who didn’t land a SAG or Oscar nomination — both of which Ali won. Foster, who missed out on a SAG Award nomination for her role as attorney Nancy Hollander, nonetheless triumphed over the likes of Glenn Close (‘Hillbilly Elegy’), Olivia Colman (‘The Father’) and Helena Zengel (‘News of the World’), all of whom are SAG Award-nominated, and ‘Mank’ standout Amanda Seyfried. Foster previously won Globes for best actress for ‘The Accused’ and ‘Silence of the Lambs’ and was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2013.
SURPRISE: Barb and Star Make an appearance
As the former ‘Saturday Night Live’ stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hosting, there were several other cast members who made appearances, from Tracy Morgan to Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson (playing a songwriting duo who were either married or related). Kristen Wiig also dropped by as Annie Mumolo, in character from their recent comedy ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ that was a nice treat, considering the film won’t be eligible for Golden Globes.
SURPRISE: Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor, ‘The Crown’
Although many pundits were actually predicting Corrin would win, hearing her name still came as something of a surprise because she was nominated alongside her ‘The Crown’ co-star Olivia Colman, a woman who (prior to this year’s ceremony) won every Globe for which she had been nominated. Colman was also the incumbent winner in the category, winning for her role of Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of Netflix’s royal family period piece. Corrin was the fresh face not only in the race, but also in the season, stealing scenes, hearts and clearly votes as Princess Diana.
On the other hand, O’Connor was favoured by many as well, but he was in a category of vets that was too close to call ahead of the ceremony. The supporting player in Season 3 was bumped up to lead in Season 4 and it paid off wildly, with his first-ever Globes acclaim here. It was also a nice surprise to see both halves of the iconic royal couple be celebrated because the relationship relied on the chemistry between each other.
SNUB: ‘Lovecraft Country’
Misha Green’s wildly inventive adaptation went well beyond the pages of Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name to simultaneously explore the supernatural horrors of creatures and possession, as well as the literal historical horrors including the 1921 Tulsa massacre and 1950s Jim Crow laws. After its lead performers Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett were shut out in individual acting nominations, many hopes were high that they’d be celebrated together, with a series win. Instead, Netflix’s ‘The Crown,’ which was the projected winner in the drama series category, did win again (its second overall after picking up a statue for its freshman season in 2017).
SURPRISE: Animal Cameos
As the 2021 Golden Globes award ceremony was far from the first awards show to go virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but now, almost a year since the virus hit the US, with the numbers of infected individual still climbing and with many of the nominees still unvaccinated and in production pods, people have finally started to have fun with teleconferencing into award shows.
Fans got to see the perks of watching the virtual ceremony from the stars’ homes as they got to see some rare sights– Regina King’s dog Cornbread got comfortable on his bed behind her during the pre-show interviews, and Jodie Foster held her dog Ziggy in between her and her wife, Alexandra Hedison, while delivering her acceptance speech. Even presenter Sandra Oh included some (fake) four-legged friends when introducing Hulu’s ‘Palm Springs’. She had someone out of frame dragged toy dinosaurs on a sled through the snow behind her. (ANI)

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Disha Patani starts shooting for ‘Ek Villain Returns’

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 1 (ANI): Bollywood star Disha Patani on Monday started the shooting of her upcoming action drama ‘Ek Villain Returns’ and shared a picture from her vanity van.
The ‘MS Dhoni’ star took to Instagram and announced the beginning of the shoot.
In the photo, Disha can be seen posing in her vanity van in a jacket with the film’s name on it.

Patani wrote in the caption, ”And here we go #ekvillainreturns @mohit11481 @balajimotionpic.”
The movie boasts an ensemble star cast including John Abraham, Tara Sutaria, Arjun Kapoor and Disha Patani.
Earlier last year, media reports suggested that Aditya Roy Kapoor was paired opposite Tara Sutaria for ‘Ek Villain Returns’, however, now the ‘Ashiqui 2’ star has been replaced by the ‘Ishaqzaade’ actor Arjun Kapoor.
Directed by Mohit Suri, the film’s first instalment was released in 2014.
It follows (Sidharth Malhotra) Guru, a gangster whose life changes after he falls in love with (Shraddha Kapoor) Aisha and decides to mend his ways. When Aisha is murdered by a serial killer (Riteish Deshmukh), Guru begins to search for the murderer to seek revenge. (ANI)

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SRK announces Alia Bhatt’s debut as producer in dark-comedy titled ‘Darlings’

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 1 (ANI): Megastar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday announced his new project titled ‘Darlings’. The upcoming dark comedy features Alia Bhatt and ‘Delhi Crime’ star Shefali Shah in the lead roles.
The 55-year-old star took to Twitter as he announced the film under his banner Red Chillies Entertainment, along with the first glimpse of the new project.

“Life is tough Darlings, but so are you….both! Unleashing our #Darlings onto the world….Caution is advisable. PS: yeh comedy thodi dark hai…,” tweeted SRK.
The 39-seconds clip comes with its own statutory warning – a reminder that “offending women can be very dangerous for your health.”
‘Darlings’ is a unique story of a quirky mother-daughter duo navigating through crazy circumstances as they try to find their place in the world. The dark comedy is set in Mumbai against the backdrop of a conservative lower-middle-class neighbourhood and traces the lives of these two women as they find courage and love in exceptional circumstances.
The project marks a first for many, the directorial debut of Jasmeet K Reen with a feature film and Bhatt’s first as she turns producer with Eternal Sunshine Productions.
The ‘Dear Zindagi’ star Bhatt dished on starring in and producing ‘Darlings’ and said, “I am really excited to be part of Darlings; it’s a powerful story with a lot of humour and doses of dark comedy. I am thrilled to have Darlings as my first film as a producer, that too in collaboration with my favourite, Shah Rukh Khan and Red Chillies.”
Gaurav Verma, Producer and COO on Red Chillies Entertainment’s next venture said, “Our endeavour has always been to collaborate with fresh talent and nurture their perspective and Darlings is a move forward in that direction. Jasmeet is a talented Writer-Director and Darlings is her very entertaining take on life.”
“We have a fabulous cast in Shefali, Vijay & Roshan, and a wonderful partner in Alia as actor- producer. It’s a great story and we are eager to bring it to the viewers,” added Verma.
‘Darlings’ is being produced by Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt and Gaurav Verma. It is a Red Chillies Entertainment and Eternal Sunshine presentation of a Red Chillies Entertainment production, the film goes on floors this month. (ANI)

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Golden Globes 2021: Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban’s daughters make rare appearance

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Washington [US], March 1 (ANI): This year’s Golden Globes were held virtually amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic allowing celebrities to bring their loved ones onto the telecast, and Hollywood star Nicole Kidman joined in the ceremony from home along with her family.
According to Fox News, the 53-year-old star, who was nominated for her performance in ‘The Undoing,’ appeared with her family during Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s opening monologue.
The ‘Aquaman’ star was seen sitting alongside husband Keith Urban and their two daughters, 12-year-old Sunday Rose and 10-year-old Faith Margaret.
For the evening’s festivities, Kidman rocked a gorgeous black Louis Vuitton number, while Urban kept it simple in a black-and-white tux. Their daughters both wore white dresses.
Kidman appeared with her family once more — sans one daughter — when the Golden Globe award for best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television was announced.
Fox News reported that Anya Taylor-Joy, who won the award for her role in ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ gave a shout-out to Kidman. Ahead of the show, Kidman took to Instagram to share her full look.

She captioned a snapshot, which showed the star posing on a couch, “Celebrating #TheUndoing at the #GoldenGlobes tonight! Thank you @LouisVuitton & @NicolasGhesquiere for bringing a little glamour back in my life. Haven’t done this in a long time.”
Meanwhile, the 78th Golden Globe Awards took place nearly two months later than normal, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema and television.
This was the first bi-coastal ceremony, with Tina Fey co-hosting from the Rainbow Room in New York City, and Amy Poehler co-hosting from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
The nominees for Golden Globes were announced on February 3 and Jane Fonda and Norman Lear were announced as the recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award and the Carol Burnett Award, respectively. (ANI)

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Jamie Lee Curtis stuns in yellow dress at Golden Globes 2021

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Washington [US], March 1 (ANI): American actor Jamie Lee Curtis was on board to present at this year’s Golden Globes, and viewers couldn’t help but gush over the star’s outfit.
The 62-year-old star wore a yellow Alex Perry long-sleeved, floor-length dress which featured a plunging neckline.
Sharing the picture featuring her dressed to the nines, Curtis captioned the Instagram post, “What a thrill to salute front line workers and a talented group of actresses AND call out my friend, Jodie Foster as the WINNER for Best Supporting Actress for her work in @themauritanian @goldenglobes. It takes a village to prepare me for public consumption @seanjameshair @jostrettell @jrossgirl @alexperryofficial @cathywaterman.”

“You slaying at the Golden Globes! Hand claps and finger snaps!!” said one user.
“JAMIE LEE CURTIS LOOKS SO GOOD MY GOD,” wrote one individual.
“Jamie Lee Curtis is a total YES #GoldenGlobes,” added one social media user.
Meanwhile, the 78th Golden Globe Awards took place nearly two months later than normal, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema and television.
This was the first bi-coastal ceremony, with Tina Fey co-hosting from the Rainbow Room in New York City, and Amy Poehler co-hosting from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
The nominees for Golden Globes were announced on February 3 and Jane Fonda and Norman Lear were announced as the recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award and the Carol Burnett Award, respectively. (ANI)

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