Brad Pitt comes to India News
Brad Pitt comes to Mumbai!
The MAMI Film Festival will open with the Hollywood actor’s latest film, Moneyball
So the 13th annual Mumbai film festival (October 13-20) will open with Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and close with Dolphin Tale, starring Morgan Freeman. The move shows festival backer Reliance’s keen desire to get further into bed with Hollywood, though how a baseball themed film like Moneyball will fare with cricket-obsessed Indian delegates who are clueless (like most of the world) about the American sport is anybody’s guess. Cineswami’s guess is that they’ll hang around the opening speeches hoping that Pitt makes an appearance and then sneak off to the bar at the opening night gala party then minutes into the film. Click here to read more
Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow shoots in India
Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow, who won the Oscar for The Hurt Locker at the 82nd Academy Awards, is shooting a film based on the killing of terror monger Osama Bin Laden by the US Navy Seals. To make the film look real she would have had to shoot at Pakistan but as that wasn’t possible, due to which she chose to shoot some scenes at Chandigarh. She tried hard to get permissions from the officials at Pakistan but couldn’t manage to convince them. To bring more authenticity to the scene, the filmmaker used license plates of vehicles from Lahore, some hoardings and there were many people wearing Pathan suits, roaming around the streets etc. Buzz is that Brad Pitt will also come to India to shoot for the film. Tentatively titled Zero Dark 30, the film will be released later this year.
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