HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014


Indian celebs pay tribute to Attenborough: Thanks for Gandhi, the biopic we're proud of

Paying tributes to late Oscar-winning actor-filmmaker Richard Attenborough on Monday, Indian celebrities recalled the importance of his seminal work Gandhi, which brought the Mahatma's life story come alive on screen.

'Gandhi' director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

Iconic film director Richard Attenborough, whose greatest achievement in his six decade-long film career was his 1982 epic Gandhi, has died aged 90.

Steve Martin to star in Disney's Magic Camp

The film is about a prim and proper banker who returns to Magic Camp, which he attended as a shy child. This time he is a counsellor who makes it his mission to improve the lives of all the kids.

Insurgent trailer to debut with Hunger Games: Mockingjay 

The first trailer for Divergent sequel, Insurgent, will be unveiled this November in front of screenings of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

I loved doing a strong, sexual role in Sin City: Eva Green

Actor Eva Green, who finds the film industry "cold", says she always chose parts which made her feel good over those which presented her as a "boring beautiful girl".

Star Wars to go traditional, shun special effects

Rian Johnson, who will direct the franchise after JJ Abrams, has said that his Star Wars movie will have less CGI effects and more practical and traditional effects.

Johnny Depp teams up with daughter in next

The action-adventure movie, starring Depp and his 15-year-old daughter, will also include fellow father-daughter duo, Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith.

Paul Rudd revealed as Ant-Man

In a still released by Marvel, Paul Rudd -- who plays Ant-Man -- is seen wearing a hoodie and sporting an unshaven look. The look is low-key and rather underwhelming.

Mark Wahlberg likely to star in movie on BP oil disaster

Actor Mark Wahlberg is set to star in Deepwater Horizon. The adaptation will focus on the infamous incident in which BP's oil ring caught fire and exploded, killing 11 crew members and resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in US history.

Benedict Cumberbatch will lend voice to Shere Khan in Jungle Book: Origins

Cumberbatch, who has also voice the deadly dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, has been now been cast as the voice of the maneating tiger in the film, which has been tentatively titled Jungle Book: Origins.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 finds a release date: Nov 21

The film is adapted from the The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The latest edition, starring Jennifer Lawrence, John Hutcherson and Woody Harrelson, is being directed by Francis Lawrence who also directed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Ice, ice baby! The celeb bucket list gets longer

The #IceBucketChallenge, which is making waves on social media with the likes of Bill Gates, Lady Gaga and Hollywood actors uploading videos of ice-cold water being poured on their heads in order to raise awareness about ALS, has found celeb supporters in India, too.

Bradley Cooper fights against terrorism in next as Mack Bolan

Actor Bradley Cooper has been roped in to play Mack Bolan, the fictional character created by author Don Pendleton, in a new film. The character was a fighter against terrorism in the original Pendleton novels and the role will see Cooper reunite with The Hangover director Todd Phillips.

Daniel Radcliffe feels Harry Potter will forever be his magnum opus

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is trying his hand at different roles, but he says he will never be viewed separately from Harry Potter - and neither does he want it to happen. He doesn't mind that he will always be known for his role in the poular franchise.

Keanu Reeves to play hitman in Rain

Keanu Reeves has joined the expanding list of movie stars crossing over to the small screen. The actor will be the executive producer and star of Rain.
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