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Cate Blanchett in talks to play evil grand mom in Cindrella remake

MUMBAI: It has been reported that Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is in talks to play the evil stepmother in Disney‘s live-action Cinderella remake produced by Simon Kinberg. The film will be directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) with screenplay by Chris Weitz (A Better Life, About a Boy).
 
The Cinderella project was first set up at Disney in May 2010, in the wake of the studio‘s success with Alice in Wonderland, the live-action adaptation of the Lewis C. Carroll book that starred Johnny Depp, Ann Hathaway Mia Wasikowska and Helena Botham Carter and was directed by Tim Burton. Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna wrote the initial draft of the script.
 
Blanchett was once set to play the evil witch in Disney‘s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but that project failed to take off.
 
The Australian actress‘ next appearance will be in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which hits the theatres on 14 December. She also has two Terrence Malick films and a Woody Allen project on the anvil. She has recently joined the star-studded cast of George Clooney‘s The Monuments Men.

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New films fail to attract viewers

*The poor run of films at the box office continues unabated save for an odd Dangal or a reasonable entertainer in Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Not that any of these films can sustain a multiscreen cinema complex for more than a few weeks

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Rs 125 million incurred on Film Heritage Mission this year

NEW DELHI: A total of about 1,32,000 film reels have been acquired and the work of assessment, preventive conservation and restoration started under a mission mode project under the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM). The scheme is to be implemented between 2014-15 and 2020-21 with total outlay...

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Anaarkali Of Aarah: Worth a look

Just when one was expecting a week of lack-lustre films especially as some small filmmaker is releasing his or her work, comes a surprise that reinforces faith in good cinema.

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Dismal releases help last week's film to turn lucky at the Box Office

MUMBAI: With dismal releases, the week proved lucky for last week’s ‘Badrinath ki Dulhaniya’ as none of the three films fresh releases this week managed to create any impact on the viewers.

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'Freedom of speech' vital in progressive society, says Nandita Das

NEW DELHI: Three short films made by renowned filmmakers Sudhir Mishra, Nandita Das and Ram Madhvani on meaningful subjects marked the India Today conclave on its closing day in Mumbai. India Today Group editorial director Kalli Purie said the films had been commissioned by the group to mark four...

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Machine.... Poor show

Machine is a rather unlikely story with an unlikely title. Coming from Abbas Mustan duo, the Burmawalla brothers, who made a reputation for giving thrillers and action films with good musical score, one expected more of the same stuff. Having worked with some of the top artistes of Hindi film...

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'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' is on its way to becoming a hit

The time period for the release of Badrinath Ki Dulhania was dicey to say the least. The film was released bang in the middle of days of election results in the most politically volatile states of the North India, board exams and the pre-Holi Friday. Also, cinema halls are closed till mid-noon on...

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Paramount & Anonymous Content to make 'The Windfall' as a TV series

Paramount TV and Anonymous Content have come together to develop Indian author Diksha Basu’s upcoming debut novel The Windfall as a TV series.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 premiering on Star Movies on 19 March

This month Star Movies brings to its viewers Kung Fu Panda 3, the latest installment in the animated series featuring Po, a dumpling loving Panda, who defies all odds to become a Dragon Warrior. From the very first film, Po has created a special space in the hearts of audiences of every age and...

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