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The Avengers’ Loki set to dawn a country star’s hat in new biopic

MUMBAI: Keeping his villainous persona as The Avengers’ Loki on hold momentarily, Tom Hiddleston will play country western singer Hank Williams in Marc Abraham’s I Saw the Light, which will recount the legendary country musician’s rise to fame and the tragic downfall that ensued.

 

Hiddleston, who will do his own singing in the film, has appeared as Loki in Thor, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World. He recently wrapped Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak and will soon start work on Ben Wheatley's High-Rise.

 

The film is written and directed by Abraham and is based on the bestselling biography by Colin Escott’s biography. The film is scheduled to begin production in Louisiana in October. Via Sony ATV, the production has secured rights to the Williams music catalogue including hits as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Hey Good Lookin’” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”

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Centre mulls giving financial help to states to help preserve cinema culture

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'Rustom' beats 'Mohenjo Daro'; collects Rs 90 cr

MUMBAI: Happy Bhag Jayegi a comic romance with yet another story on India Pakistan integration, find favour with metro audience catering to select multiplex crowd. With a good word of mouth, the film’s addition to its opening day figures is noticeable. The film opened with Rs 2.3 crore on Friday...

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Swachh Bharat Short Films Competition to encourage participative approach for Clean India

The Government, which is planning a national survey from January next to review the effects of its Swachhta Abhiyaan, is organizing a Short Films Competition on the theme “Swachh Bharat” that showcases inspiring stories and helps generate awareness among citizens about sanitation and its linkages...

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Happy Bhag Jayegi, Unindian: blending of different cultures dominate cinemas this week

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Pramod Arora becomes Director in Carnival Cinemas, confident of 1000 screens by next year

Pramod Arora, who has vast experience in the film and financial fields, has joined as Director of Carnival Cinemas, the Carnival Group has announced.

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Akshay Kumar's Rustom manages to hold attention while Mohenjo Daro trails way behind

With two major releases wanting to make the most of the long Independence Day weekend extending toMonday, the media had a field day. However, this was not the case with the two releases. While one raked in the mulla and the audience admiration, the other hit the bottom even before it could take off...

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Rustom for 'Independence Day'; Mohenjo Daro, a poor film

MUMBAI: Of late, Akshay Kumar starrers have become much-awaited. His transition from action to comedies were taken as they came; without much expectations. But, while an interesting story as the mainstay of a film is becoming rarer in Hindi films, Akshay’s films have strong tales to tell lately....

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Festival of patriotic films commences with Naidu stressing of filmmakers of that time

A film festival on patriotic films opened here today with Information ad Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiaih Naidu stressing that Indian Cinema not only played a vital role during the freedom movement but facilitated in spreading the message regarding the great deeds and valour of eminent leaders and...

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Barring 'Sultan', dull weekend at box office

While the recent films since the release of Sultan have been bad for the trade, especially the exhibition trade which needs a flow of crowd pulling films to sustain, the next week promises to be full of hope. Two major films releasing simultaneously has been avoided by the trade as both would eat...

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