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Robin Williams to play prez Eisenhower

MUMBAI: The otherwise hirsute Robin Williams will be going bald for his next acting stint as President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniel‘s The Butler.
 
The true story of Eugene Allen, a White House employee who served eight First Families over the course of three decades, The Butler is scheduled to start rolling later this month in New Orleans. Its cast also includes Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave, Terrence Howard, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda and Colman Domingo among others.
 
Danny Strong wrote the script with Daniels based on Wil Haygood‘s Washington Post article about Allen. Daniels also is producing the film with Hilary Shor, Cassian Elwes and Pam Williams for Laura Zisken Productions.
 
Williams will follow up that assignment with the starring role in Phil Alden Robinson‘s The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.
 
In The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, the veteran will star opposite Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo and James Earl Jones. The film, set to begin filming in Brooklyn in September is the story of a stand-in doctor who mistakenly tells an obnoxious patient that he has only 90 minutes to live. The medic tries desperately to locate the man after her comments sends him on a contrite tour of the city to right all the wrongs in his life.
 
Robinson will direct from a screenplay by Daniel Taplitz. Landscape‘s Bob Cooper and Tyler Mitchell are producing with Daniel J. Walker. Jean-Charles Levy serves as executive producer.

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Tubelight.... Betrays fans' faith

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No takers for films sans merit or promotion

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Eros International signs co-production deal with Turkish co Pana Film

MUMBAI: Eros International Media, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced two Indo­-Turkish co-productions with Pana Film, a leading Turkish film studio owned by Turkish actor Necati Sasmaz, known for playing the lead role of Polat Alemdar in Turkey's...

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