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Fox Searchlight to distribute The Surrogate

MUMBAI: In a deal, Fox Searchlight has lapped up the rights to distribute Ben Lewin’s The Surrogate in all territories worldwide. A source close to the deal pegs the price at around $6 million.
 
In the fact-based film produced by Judi Levine and Stephen Nemeth, John Hawkes plays a 38-year-old poet and journalist in an iron lung who decides to lose his virginity with the help of Helen Hunt’s sex surrogate. William H. Macy plays the priest who provides guidance to the conflicted man.
 
It may be remembered that at last year‘s festival, Searchlight bought Martha Marcy May Marlene along with two other films. The Surrogate is the company‘s first purchase at this year‘s festival.


So far during the fest, Sony Pictures Classics has grabbed North American rights of Malik Bendjelloul‘s competition documentary Searching For Sugar Man while Magnolia Pictures has picked up Lauren Greenfield’s competition doc The Queen of Versailles.

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Banjo...Out of sync

Banjo is a musical love story of a young man with a mastery over the stringed instrument. The banjo is said to have its origin in Africa. The instrument is seen to be more popular during festivals in India.

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Parched...Dry run at box office

Leena Yadav’s Parched debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. Ever since, it has been on the festival circuit extensively till its theatrical release this week.

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'Visanarai' to represent India at Oscars

The Tamil film ‘Visanarai’ (Interrogation) will represent India at the American Academy of Motion Pictures (Oscars) awards next year. This was announced by the selection committee set up by the Film Federation of India in Hyderabad.

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'Days of Tafree' twists 'Chello Divas'

MUMBAI: Gujarati blockbuster Chhello Divas will hit cinemas across the country as Days of Tafree - In Class; Out of Class. The movie is produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Rashmi Sharma Films and will release it on 23 September.

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Pink: Neither strategy nor reviews helped

Pink, with Shoojit Sircar as the force behind the film, was much hyped. The film also enjoyed a great deal of media and critics support. However, all this hype did not help the film as the response on the opening day remained tepid with a business of about Rs 4.2 crore.

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Sony Max2 initiates Double Trouble film festival

The Double role formula has wooed the Indian audience ever since and has been a major success in Bollywood. This September Sony Max2 attempts to ride high on this formula by doubling up the entertainment quotient for its viewers with Double Trouble film festival starting from 19 September until 23...

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Pink: Old wine with a new treatment

Three independent young girls, night out, boys, molestation and Delhi as the location. The leader of the molesting boys is from a political family with whom the cops don’t wish to mess. Put these factors together and you have a story to tell and the result is Pink.

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Spielberg's 'Girl On The Train' releases on 7 Oct in India

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg's next production which is based on a psychological thriller novel by the British author Paula Hawkins The Girl On The Train will hit theatres in India on 7 October.

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Trinity Pictures to 'Sniff' out success in kids' domain

MUMBAI: Eros International's Trinity Pictures has rolled out its first feature film, Sniff, a big-scale kid's live action-adventure film this month. A fresh new genre introduced in Indian cinema, the film went on floor on September 5, the day marking the commencement of Ganesh Chaturthi and will be...

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