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The four-day siege on the hotel killed 160 people, with many more injured.
Cobham-Hervey broke out in Sophie Hyde's 2013 feature 52 Tuesdays, and had a small role in Rosemary Myers' Girl Asleep, which premiered at Adelaide Film Fest last year before world premiering at the Berlinale.
She's repped by CAA and Australia's United Management. »
- Staff Writer
Exclusive– In one the splashiest deals of the Cannes market so far, the Weinstein Co. has acquired North American and UK rights to Hotel Mumbai, about the 2008 terrorist attacks on the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai. Dev Patel and Armie Hammer are on-board to star in the film, along with Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland). The basis for the screenplay, which is being written by John Collee and Anthony Maras, is the Emmy-nominated documentary Surviving Mumbai, a harrowing… »
After just four years Xeistgeist Entertainment Group has built a globally appealing film and TV slate with an Australian production base and Singaporean finance.
Their .east meets west. film slate includes The Man Who Knew Infinity (Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel), Damascus Cover (John Hurt, Jonathan rhys Meyers), Mumbai Hotel (Armie Hammer, Teresa Palmer, Dev Patel) and Shambala (Jonathan Rhys Meyers).
While in television, they.re into their fourth Australian season of The Code and are in pre-production for their first series of an international format of the same show.
Founder and chief executive, Joe Thomas, who has lived in Austraila for more than 15 years, said the company, which is based in Fox Studios, Sydney and Singapore, was also looking to form a TV drama division to be led by an Australian creative team.
.We look at ourselves as a »
- Brian Karlovsky
The Weinstein Co. has acquired real-life terrorism film Hotel Mumbai. Based on the events of the 2008 attack on the Taj Mahal hotel in the Indian city, the Anthony Maras-helmed film chronicles the four-day siege by Islamic militants that left 160 people dead and dozens more injured. If not for the valor of the hotel's staff and guests, the death toll in the hotel itself could have been much higher. Dev Patel and Armie Hammer are attached to star in the film, which is set to go into production in August in India and Australia. Patel also
- Tatiana Siegel
Dev Patel (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Armie Hammer (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) are in talks about joining the cast of the film, with Patel also serving as an executive producer. Also said to be in negotiations are Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland), Teresa Palmer (Triple 9), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) and Anupam Kher (Silver Linings Playbook).
The film has been written by Maras and John Collee, and is based upon the Emmy Award-nomintaed documentary Surviving Mumbai. It is one of two upcoming projects based upon the terror attacks, with Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed helmer Justin Kurzel developing an adaptation of Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark’s book The Siege: 68 Hours Inside The Taj Hotel. »
- Gary Collinson
Actors Armie Hammer and Dev Patel are in negotiations to join Hotel Mumbai, a drama film centering around the 2008 terrorist attacks on the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai. The screenplay, written by John Collee and Anthony Maras, was inspired by the documentary Surviving Mumbai, which told the story of the 68 hours in which hundreds of people were held hostage by armed Pakistani militants amidst the destruction of the hotel.
Also in negotiations are Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Anupam Kher (Silver Linings Playbook), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Teresa Palmer (The Choice), and Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland). Hotel Mumbai is set to go into production this August in India and Australia, with Anthony Maras set to direct the project.
Interestingly, a separate group of studios — StudioCanal and Kudos Film and TV — are creating a feature centering around the Mumbai attacks as well. That film will be adapted from “The Siege »
- Mitchel Broussard
Danny McBride is no stranger to stepping outside of comedy with Up in the Air, All the Real Girls, and more, but he’s now set to dive into something quite unexpected. The Wrap reports he’s in talks to join Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant with Michael Fassbender returning and Katherine Waterston taking on a new female lead role. While the Eastbound & Down star’s role isn’t specified, the October 2017-bound films follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant as they come across a dangerous planet occupied solely by Fassbender’s David.
Speaking of Fassbender, after he dropped out of The Mountains Between Us and then Charlie Hunnam doing the same, 20th Century Fox is looking at a new lead. The Wrap reports his Prometheus co-sta Idris Elba is now in talks to star in the project, adapted from Charles Martin’s novel following a doctor and »
- Leonard Pearce
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