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Cate Blanchett Opens Cannes Film Festival

Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe have opened the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in France.The Australian actors - who star in the festival's opening movie 'Robin Hood' - have arrived at the famous Mediterranean resort to...

After Minghella Death, Shanghai Fest Looks For New Jury Head

Organizers of the Shanghai Film Festival said today (Wednesday) that they are looking for a prominent filmmaker to head the festival's jury following the death of Anthony Minghella, who died in London earlier this month...

Kapur To Direct Minghella Film

Director SHEKHAR KAPUR has vowed to finish the movie that British filmmaker ANTHONY MINGHELLA was working on before he died. Minghella, 54, who won the Best Director Oscar for his 1996 movie The English Patient,...

Kapur: 'Ledger Wanted Me To Wake Him Up'

HEATH LEDGER made director pal SHEKHAR KAPUR promise to wake him up just hours before he is believed to have taken a fatal drug overdose. Ledger, 28, was found dead in his New York apartment...

Kapur: 'Elizabeth Is Not Anti-catholic'

LATEST: Director SHEKHAR KAPUR has hit out at claims his new movie ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE is anti-Catholic, insisting it is "anti extreme forms of religion." The Indian filmmaker reacted to allegations by Vatican-backed historian...

Kapur: 'I Hate Period Movies'

Filmmaker SHEKHAR KAPUR struggled with his direction in period movie ELIZABETH - because he hates history. Kapur only agreed to direct the 1998 movie and its sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age after he was pipped...

Cage To Play Comic Book Hero In India

NICOLAS CAGE is heading off to India to play another comic book hero. The GHOST RIDER star will play a soldier-turned-mystic in SHEKHAR KAPUR's new film THE SADHU, which is being adapted for the big...

Zinta 'Not To Blame' For Kapur Marriage Break-up

Indian movie beauty PREITY ZINTA has hit back at claims she ruined the marriage of ELIZABETH director SHEKHAR KAPUR and SUCHITRA KRISHNAMURTHY, insisting she has nothing to do with their relationship problems. Singer/actress Krishnamurthy accused...

Virgin Turns Cage, Ritchie And Stewart Into Comic Book Creators

NICOLAS CAGE, director GUY RITCHIE and former EURYTHMICS star DAVE STEWART are turning movie ideas into new comic books as part of a new venture sparked by RICHARD BRANSON and DEEPAK CHOPRA. Entrepreneur Branson and...

Lama Offers Help With His Own Biopic

The DALAI LAMA is so impressed with movie-maker SHEKHAR KAPUR's planned biopic about the spiritual leader, he has instructed his closest aides to assist the director in making the $120 million (GBP66.6 million). The...

Branson, Chopra And Kapur Plan Animation Venture

Virgin boss RICHARD BRANSON has teamed up with new age guru DEEPAK CHOPRA and film-maker SHEKHAR KAPUR to launch a new comic book range and animation studio. The trio will launch Virgin Comics in...

Blanchett Suggests She's Snubbing Elizabeth Sequel

CATE BLANCHETT is leaving fans guessing about her regal return as British queen ELIZABETH I after insisting industry reports about a sequel to the hit 1998 movie ELIZABETH are untrue. The actress has reportedly...

Buddha Hits The Big Screen

Anglo-Indian movie maker SHEKHAR KAPUR is risking a religious backlash by shooting a film about BUDDHA for the first time ever - starring BRAD PITT Kapur, 59, has received the blessing of spiritual leader...

Kapur Makes Blanchett Queen Again

Indian director SHEKHAR KAPUR is ecstatic about his plans for a sequel to ELIZABETH with Hollywood beauty CATE BLANCHETT reprising her OSCAR-nominated role as the virgin Queen of Britain. The film's makers are...

Lord Of The Rings Producer Goes To Bollywood

THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE MATRIX producer BARRIE OSBORNE and ELIZABETH director SHEKHAR KAPUR have joined forces to make two Bollywood epics. The movie moguls will start on the first of their...

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