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Heaps of set photos are out of shooting on the John Wick sequel, Matt Damon filming scenes for the fifth Jason Bourne film, a new shot from the 1970s UK set The Conjuring 2, Emily Blunt filming The Girl on the Train, and Zoe Saldana showing off her make-up prep for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Saif Ali Khan ("Phantom") will star in a Bollywood remake of Jon Favreau's comedy "Chef". Favreau starred in the original as a professional chef who quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant and reinvents himself with a food truck. Khan will play the role in the Hindi-language remake which will have a more Indian palate to the story and food. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
David K. Israel is adapting from Elizabeth Kendall’s book “Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer.” Producers are Gulfstream Pictures partners Mike Karz and Bill Bindley.
The book, published in 2013, focused on the friendship between Balanchine and his childhood friend Liidia (Lidochka) Ivanova from the years just before the 1917 Russian Revolution to Balanchine’s escape from Russia in 1924. Balanchine had been abandoned by his mother at the St. Petersburg Imperial Ballet Academy in 1913 at the age of nine.
Ivanova died days before she and Balanchine had planned to leave Russia together. Zippora Karz, a ballerina chosen by Balanchine for the New York City Ballet, will be an executive producer.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Gulfstream Pictures has bellied up to the bar on Balanchine, a feature based on iconic ballet choreographer George Balanchine. David K. Israel is adapting Elizabeth Kendall's acclaimed book Balanchine & the Lost Muse: Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer. Gulfstream Pictures partners Mike Karz and Bill Bindley are producing. Set against the backdrop of the Russian revolution, the film tells the coming-of-age story of Balanchine, during his tenure at… »
3 items from 2015
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