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13 items from 2015


Pathe reveals Afm sales of 'Viceroy’s House'

16 November 2015 6:48 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Period drama stars Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and The X FilesGillian Anderson as Lord and Lady Mountbatten.

Pathé International has revealed a raft of sales on Viceroy’s House secured at the American Film Market (Afm) (Nov 4-11).

The period drama has sold to Australia/Nz (Transmission), Germany (Tobis), Greece (Feelgood), Italy (Cinema), Latin America (Gussi), Malaysia (Suraya), Middle East (Gulf), Portugal (Nos), Scandinavia (Nordisk) and Singapore (Shaw).

Pathé will distribute the film in the UK and France and Reliance Entertainment will distribute the film in India.

The film is in postproduction and scheduled for completion in May 2016

Viceroy’s House is directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham) from a screenplay by Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges and Moira Buffini.  The film was shot in Jodhpur, India.

The British cast are led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, House of Mirth) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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International Distributors Crowd In To ‘Viceroy’s House’

16 November 2015 2:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Starry India-set period piece “Viceroy’s House” will receive a wide international release after numerous distributors acquired rights at the recent American Film Market.

The film, which is now in post-production and is directed by Gurinder Chadha, stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Simon Callow, Lily Travers and Michael Gambon. The Indian and Pakistani cast includes Manish Dayal (“The Hundred Foot Journey”,) Huma Qureshi (“Gangs of Wasseypur”,) Om Puri, Tanveer Ghani (Nehru,) Denzil Smith (“Jinnah”,) and Neeraj Kabi (“Gandhi”.)

Handling international sales, Pathe International inked deals with Transmission Films for (Australia/New Zealand), Tobis (Germany), Feelgood (Greece), Suraya (Malaysia), Gulf Films (Middle East), Cinema Films (Italy), Gussi (Latin America), Nos (Portugal), , Nordisk (Scandinavia), and Shaw (Singapore).

The film is a Pathé, Reliance Entertainment, BBC Films, Ingenious and BFI presentation of a Bend It Films/Deepak Nayar Production in association with the FilmVast and Filmgate Films.

Pathe will distribute the film in the U. »

- Patrick Frater

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Hugh Bonneville Enters Viceroy's House

1 September 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Making the journey from Downton to Delhi, Hugh Bonneville is set to star as Lord Mountbatten in the historical drama Viceroy's House. Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham, Bride And Prejudice) is directing, with Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Lily Travers, Neeraj Kabi, Denzil Smith and Om Puri among the rest of the considerable cast.The film deals with the six months in 1947 during which Mountbatten assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people as Britain relinquished its colonial hold. "Mountbatten lived upstairs [at the Viceroy's house in Delhi] together with his wife and daughter," reads the press release. "Downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. Against this turbulent backdrop, the personal and the political became deeply entwined and a decision was made that reverberates to this day."Chadha co-wrote the screenplay with her husband Paul Mayeda Berges and Moira Buffini (Tamara Drew, Byzantium). Chadha and Berges are also producing along with Deepak Nayar. »

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Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Viceroy’s House’ Starts Shoot in India

1 September 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson have started production in Jodhpur, India on director Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy’s House.” The “Downton Abbey” and “Hannibal” stars play Lord and Lady Mountbatten in the film which will shoot in Jodhpur for eight weeks after commencing on Sunday (Aug. 30).

Set in 1947 it sees Bonneville’s Lord Mountbatten assuming the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rules of India, while 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants live downstairs. Against this turbulent backdrop, the personal and political become deeply entwined and a decision was taken that continues to reverberate through history.

Chadha directs from a script written in collaboration with Paul Mayeda Berges and Moira Buffini. The cast also includes Lily Travers, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow, while the Indian and Pakistani cast are led by Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, »

- Robert Mitchell

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Anderson, Bonneville Film "Viceroy's House"

1 September 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey") and Gillian Anderson ("Hannibal") are set to star in Gurinder Chadha's "Viceroy's House" which has begun production in Jodhpur, India.

The pair are set to play Lord and Lady Mountbatten in the 1947-set drama when he assumed the post of last Viceroy who was charged with handing India back to its people.

Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges and Moira Buffini penned the script and filming will run for eight weeks at that location. Lily Travers, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Tanveer Ghani, Denzil Smith, Neeraj Kabi and Om Puri also star.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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A Glorious Opening Night for Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical

28 June 2015 11:08 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The critically acclaimed five star West End production, Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical, opened to a packed house last night at London’s Phoenix Theatre Amongst the audience were familiar faces including Omid Djalili,Naughty boy, Madhu & Sulaiman from Signature, Anita Anand, Nihal, Adil Ray, Vanessa Feltz, Graham Norton, Juliet Stevenson, Lily Collins, Indira Verma and Manish Bhasin.

Adapted by Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges from the 2002 smash hit film of the same name, Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical follows Jess, a talented young football player torn between following in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham, or living up to family expectations of university, career and marriage.

Scored by Howard Goodall (Love Story, The Hired Man) with the collaboration of pioneer of the British Bhangra sound, composer and performer Kuljit Bhamra and lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Love Never Dies »

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Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review

26 June 2015 1:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review: Gurinder Chadha brings her 2002 movie to the West End stage in a new production at the Phoenix Theatre in London. Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review

Bend It Like Beckham The Musical review

It was a film that was the sleeper hit of 2002, opening to pretty much universal acclaim and a very healthy box-office of $76 million worldwide. It was also the film that launched the career of Keira Knightley, propelling her to the international stage and celebrity. Now, 13 years on and Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham makes it to the London stage. Featuring music by Howard Goodall, lyrics by Charles Hart, and a book by Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges, Bend It Like Beckham The Musical has its world premiere in the West End’s legendary Phoenix Theatre.

Set in Southall and its surrounding areas, Bend It Like Beckham The »

- Paul Heath

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First look at the ‘Bend It By Beckham’ musical, now previewing in London

28 May 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We strive to cover as many theatre productions as physically possible here at Thn, and love it when one comes our way that ties into film at the same time. Sure we’ve had some duds over the years, but there are also the gems that come our way too (we’re thinking Dirty Dancing, Billy Elliot and the brilliant Once to name a few).

Now in previews but officially opening in a couple of weeks is the stage version of Gurinder Chadha’s rather brilliant Bend It Like Beckham, which is probably most famous as being Keira Knightley’s break-out movie.

The production officially opens at the end of June, and we hope to bring you a full review in the weeks leading up to the big opening night on the 24th, but for now here’s a very special, first-look at the cast in the musical.

Natalie Dew »

- Paul Heath

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Bonneville, Anderson topline partition drama 'Viceroy’s House'

30 April 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Pathé/Gurinder Chadha partition drama sets cast ahead of shoot.

Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and The X FilesGillian Anderson are to star in Gurinder Chadha’s upcoming partition drama Viceroy’s House, which is set to shoot in India later this year.

The feature drama will chart the life inside Viceroy’s House, the sumptuous Delhi home of the British rulers of India, and the momentous political decisions that led to the Partition of India in 1947.

For six months in 1947, iconic British statesmen Lord Mountbatten assumed the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.

Mountbatten lived upstairs together with his wife and daughter, downstairs lived their 5,000 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite took their seats upstairs to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted throughout the House.

Chadha, Deepak Nayar and Paul Ritchie produce the feature backed by Pathé and sold by Pathé International »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Exclusive First Performance From Bend It Like Beckham The Musical At Asian Award

21 April 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The cast of upcoming West End musical Bend It like Beckhamgave a rousing performance of the show’s opening number ‘UB2’ to a star studded audience at last Friday’s Asian Awards.  The evening, hosted by Gok Wan, was attended by icons of the stage and screen including the legendary Shah Rukh Khan, former one direction member Zayn Malik, national treasures Sanjeev Bhasker and Meera Syal.

 

Adapted by Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges from the 2002 smash hit film of the same name, Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical follows Jess, a talented young football player torn between following in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham, or living up to family expectations of university, career and marriage.

 

Scored by Howard Goodall (Love Story, The Hired Man) with the collaboration of pioneer of the British Bhangra sound, composer and performer Kuljit Bhamra and lyrics by Charles Hart (Phantom of the Opera, »

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Gurinder Chadha reveals ‘UB2’ the first track from Bend It Like Beckham The Musical

17 March 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Gurinder Chadha and the cast of the West End show Bend It Like Beckham last night revealed the first song ‘UB2’ from the highly anticipated musical.

The song is a tribute to Southall (postcode UB2) and features the cast setting the scene for the show.The accompanying video was shot on the streets of Southall before rehearsals began.  The cast spent a day singing, dancing and stopping traffic, and took over one of the most iconic streets in west London.

Chadha said of the filming and the track: “UB2 is where Jess lives, and where I lived. We wanted to get people to start to feel the essence and heart of the music, and the best way was to bring it to life here in the heart of the community.”

London previews begin for the new British musical Bend It Like Beckham on 15 May 2015 with opening night on 24 June 2015.

Natalie Dew »

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Bend It Like Beckham: First look at the cast of the West End play

27 February 2015 6:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bend It Like Beckham has offered a first look at its West End cast.

A stage adaptation of the 2002 film will open at the Phoenix Theatre in London on June 24, with previews from May 15.

Natalie Dew will lead the cast of the play as football-crazy Jess, with Lauren Samuels playing Jules and Jamie Campbell Bower in the role of coach Joe.

Ronni Ancona, Jamal Andréas, Preeya Kalidas, Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke will also star in the play.

Gurinder Chadha will direct the adaptation of her own hit film, with original music by Howard Goodall, lyrics by Charles Hart and a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Chadha.

The original film starred Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi.

Tickets for Bend It Like Beckham are on sale now. »

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Bend It Like Beckham – The Musical – Cast Announcement

13 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Gurinder Chadha’s hit film Bend It Like Beckham is being readied for the West End stage and following a host of auditions and workshops, the cast for the highly anticipated stage version Bend It Like Beckham the Musical has been formally announced.

Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. The three young leads will be supported by some familiar faces, including comedian Ronni Ancona who plays Paula, Jules’s Mum, with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony.

Preeya Kalidas who appeared in the original film as one of the cousins, will take on the role of Pinky, Jess’ sister and Tony Jayawardena andNatasha Jayetileke take on the all important roles of her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.

Jess needs extra time. She is facing »

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