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Motherless Brooklyn – Edward Norton’s film releases pan India on Nov 15

Oscar nominee Edward Norton has directed, written, produced and acted in this noir drama

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Bruce Willis in Motherless Brooklyn

Oscar nominee Edward Norton is all set to bring to the big screen the story of Lionel Essrog –  a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome who is committed to solving the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna. Directed, written, produced and also starring Norton, the noir drama set in New York – Motherless Brooklyn releases pan India on Nov 15 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Ask the incredible Edward Norton about how he juggled so many roles for this film – especially between direction and acting and he says, “Directing a movie is almost by definition antagonistic to the state of mind you want to be in as an actor,” Norton points out. “You want to be out of your head when you’re acting, and you’ve got to have your head on top of everything when you’re directing.  So that means if you’re doing both, first, you’ve got to really own that character long before you ever step into doing it.  But it also means that if you’re going to have any hope of focusing as an actor, you’ve got to have a game plan and you’ve got to have really experienced collaborators who are able to show up on the day having already asked all the questions, ready to execute.” 

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Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

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Motherless Brooklyn

Oscar nominee Edward Norton (“Birdman or [the Unexpected Virtue of Innocence],” “American History X,” “Primal Fear”) directed, wrote, produced and stars in “Motherless Brooklyn.”  The film’s journey to the screen began in 1999 when Norton saw the cinematic potential in Jonathan Lethem’s novel Motherless Brooklyn and its unforgettable central character.  But from the beginning, Norton aimed to transpose Lethem’s contemporary characters into a different period and plot and give it a distinctive atmosphere by re-setting the drama in the 1950s—a time of great change in New York City.

The film’s stellar ensemble cast also includes Bruce Willis (the “Die Hard” films, “Moonrise Kingdom”), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“A Wrinkle in Time”), Bobby Cannavale (“I, Tonya”), Cherry Jones (“Boy Erased”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“When They See Us”), Leslie Mann (“The Other Woman”), Ethan Suplee (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Dallas Roberts (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Josh Pais (“Ray Donovan”), Robert Ray Wisdom (“The Fix”), Fisher Stevens (“The Blacklist”), with Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin (“The Cooler,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “The Departed”) and Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate,” “The Florida Project”).

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Taapsee Pannu wins the ‘Best Female Actor’ trophy at Star Screen Awards

The actress won it for her performance in Saand Ki Aankh

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Star Screen Awards 2019 was held recently in Mumbai and Taapsee Pannu has received the Best Actor Female Award under the Critic’s choice for Saandh Ki Aankh along with her co-actor Bhumi Pednekar.

Taapsee has always stunned the audience with her stellar performances and the choice of movies.

Taapsee took social media to express her feelings on the win, she wrote; “I hope Tushar after this you never have to answer the question why you took ‘us’ to play older characters. Thank You jury at Star Screen Awards for the  acknowledgement and our two ‘Hira'(s) Tushar Hiranandani and Nidhi Parmar who toiled hard for this one. Thank You Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar for trusting us with your story. And my dear ‘Jiji’ Bhumi Pednekar yo toh hona hi tha.”

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After having a successful 2019 we are sure the actress will have even more power packed 2020 with her forthcoming releases.

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Angad’s first look as a cop from crime series MumBhai

His look brings back the vibe of the 90s

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Angad Bedi is barely done with the promotions of Inside Edge season 2 and he is already in midst of shooting his next – ALT Balaji’s MumBhai. The show is based on the friendship between a cop and a gangster. In a universe where encounter cops and gangsters were in a complete state of hostility and the gangsters became revered superstars, the show is an action drama that catapults the audience back to the 90s. Bedi plays a character reportedly based on the life of Daya Nayak. Sharing his first look from the show, the actor spills the deets on his prep, the similarities with cop heroes of Bollywood and how the show brings back the alpha male.

He says, “It’s not easy to first change your body language. My part is of a fearless cop. It’s not just about nailing the look but also bring back the 90s vibe back. We are trying to bring back the alpha male. Back in the day, Sanjay sir owned the space along with Jaggu Dada and Anil Sir. For me, the essence of the look is in this space. I am learning how to handle the gun, hold it as well understand how the mind of a cop works.”

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This holiday season get set to experience a thrilling ride as Jumanji: The Next Level hits the big screen on December 12,

Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson says the sequel is going to be bigger and more epic

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Following the global success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the film reunites the avatar team of Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jack Black as Dr. Shelly Oberon, Kevin Hart as Mouse Finbar, Karen Gillan as Ruby Roundhouse, and Nick Jonas as Seaplane, plus new players Danny Glover as Milo, Danny DeVito as Grandpa Eddie, and Awkwafina as a new avatar, Ming.

According to superstar Dwayne Johnson, the sequel is going to be bigger and more epic! “This film is bringing things to the next level, to coin the phrase of our title, in a lot of ways. We go to the next level with our action sequences that are just really spectacular action sequences, our set-pieces. What we’ve established is that there are multiple Jumanji universes, so we are going to the snow-capped mountains. We are in the desert dunes. We are back in the jungle. We are really all over the place in the best way,” enthuses actor/producer, Dwayne Johnson.

He will also be seen as an avatar of well known comic actor Danny Devito in the movie! “Capturing the essence and nuances of Danny DeVito was the best time as an actor. I had a chance to study him, going back and watching a lot of his old movies and TV shows, all the way back to Taxi. His work is just so brilliant,” says Dwayne Johnson. “There’s just wit and a way about him. I was able to spend time with Danny and embody him as best I could. And he was very gracious. It was a blast becoming Danny DeVito.”

Sony Pictures Entertainment India releases ‘ Jumanji: The Next Level’ on 12th December 2019 in  Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu.

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