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'Raman Raghav 2.0' star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Indian writer Manto

17 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Gangs Of Wasseypur actor will star in Nandita Das’ biopic.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been cast to play Saadat Hasan Manto in Nandita Das’ biopic of the Indian writer.

In addition, Vivek Kajaria of Holy Basil Productions and Us-based investor Robin Raina have boarded the project as producers.

Known as South Asia’s greatest short story writer, Manto wrote extensively about the Partition of India and was tried for obscenity six times but never convicted. Das’ biopic follows the last decade of his life until his early death at the age of 42.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to play Sadaat Hasan Manto, a writer I have admired for a long time,” said Siddiqui, who also stars in Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0, which premiered yesterday in Directors’ Fortnight.

Das, an acclaimed actress who made her directing debut with Firaaq (2008), said: “Manto is a challenging role and the nuances required to perform Manto are found »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Bo Report: Angry Birds fall short of Captain America, Bastille Day flops

15 May 2016 4:08 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Angry Birds.

Captain America: Civil War is still going strong after three weeks at the Australian box office, dropping thirty-seven percent to gross $3.8 million over the weekend and bring its total box office to $28.7 million.

The superhero blockbuster's closest competitor was The Angry Birds Movie, which debuted on 243 screens and rung up $2.8 million.

Universal's Bad Neighbours 2 is on roughly the same number of screens in its second week, dropping only twenty-nine percent for weekend takings of $1.7 million. The comedy sequel starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron has so far pulled in close to $4.9 million in Australian cinemas.

Disney's The Jungle Book is still chugging along lucratively after five weeks, and is now sitting on $27.7 million total Bo, while Paramount's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey and Margot Robbie, debuted on 172 screens and racked up $818,469.

eOne's Florence Foster Jenkins dropped thirty percent in week two for takings of $605,004 over the weekend, »

- Harry Windsor

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The Angry Birds Movie falls short of Captain America, Bastille Day flops

15 May 2016 4:08 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Angry Birds.

Captain America: Civil War is still going strong after three weeks at the Australian box office, dropping thirty-seven percent to gross $3.8 million over the weekend and bring its total box office to $28.7 million.

The superhero blockbuster's closest competitor was The Angry Birds Movie, which debuted on 243 screens and rung up $2.8 million.

Universal's Bad Neighbours 2 is on roughly the same number of screens in its second week, dropping only twenty-nine percent for weekend takings of $1.7 million. The comedy sequel starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron has so far pulled in close to $4.9 million in Australian cinemas.

Disney's The Jungle Book is still chugging along lucratively after five weeks, and is now sitting on $27.7 million total Bo, while Paramount's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey and Margot Robbie, debuted on 172 screens and racked up $818,469.

eOne's Florence Foster Jenkins dropped thirty percent in week two for takings of $605,004 over the weekend, »

- Harry Windsor

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The Weinstein Co Acquires Dev Patel, Armie Hammer Mumbai Siege Pic ‘Hotel Mumbai’ – Cannes

13 May 2016 11:59 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

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… »

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The Man Who Knew Infinity – Review

13 May 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Man Who Knew Infinity is a handsome, well-acted historical drama based on the unexpected true story of an India-born, self-taught mathematical genius. In 1913, the young genius was brought to England, by a mathematics professor at  Trinity College in Cambridge, who recognized the young man’s gift despite the prejudices of the time.

Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”) plays Srinavasa Ramanujan, a poor and poorly-educated Hindu man who is obsessed with mathematics, working out ground-breaking original theorems in the dust of his local temple floor. Jeremy Irons plays mathematics professor G.H. Hardy, a flinty fellow who counts among his friends and colleagues Bertrand Russell (Jeremy Northam). The story is set against the historical backdrop of World War I, and the colonialism and cultural prejudices of the era.

Even before traveling half way around the world to the foreign culture of Great Britain, Ramanujan was already a fish-out-of-water even in his home city of Madras, »

- Cate Marquis

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Xeitgeist backs Australian production with cross-cultural slate

9 May 2016 11:24 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons in The Man Who Knew Infinity.

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

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Man Who Knew Infinity In St. Louis

4 May 2016 8:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics.

In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world.

The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan’s story as seen through Hardy’s eyes.

The Man Who Knew Infinity Opens in St. Louis on Friday, May 13th at Landmark’S Plaza Frontenac Cinema and Landmark’S Tivoli.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win a pass (Good for 2) to the advance screening of The Man Who Knew Infinity on Tuesday, May 10 at 7Pm in the St. Louis area. »

- Movie Geeks

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'Embers', 'The Lennon Report' triumph at Newport Beach Film Festival

1 May 2016 10:17 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Claire Carré’s Embers scooped best feature film in the juried awards as the southern California festival came to an end.

Carré was also named best director, while George Kosuros won best actor for American Wrestler: The Lizard. Best documentary went to Off The Rails by Adam Irving.

In the audience awards, Jeremy Profe’s The Lennon Report and Jesse Shapiro’s Nobody Walks In La took the feature film prize.

Zack Bennett and Kevin Schlanser prevailed in the documentary category for The Ataxian, while Dmitry Meskhiev’s Battalion (Russia) was named best foreign film.

The Outstanding achievement in filmmaking: feature film award went to Alex Ranarivelo for American Wrestler: The Wizard, and The Violin Teacher director Sergio Machado and The Innocents director Anne Fontaine collected the corresponding prize for foreign film.

Bob Yari took the directing honours for Papa: Hemingway In Cuba, while Dev Patel and Evanna Lynch were named best actors for The Man Who Knew Infinity and My Name Is Emily »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘The Family Fang’ & ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ Top Mixed Weekend: Specialty Box Office

1 May 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Starz Digital gave an exclusive one-theater run to The Family Fang, Jason Bateman's second feature directorial, starring Christopher Walken, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn and Bateman himself over the weekend. The title had a decent start ahead of its expansion into 40 markets and VOD this coming week. Fang bit off the weekend's highest per theater average among the Specialty newcomers, edging out IFC Films' The Man Who Knew Infinity starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel… »

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The Man Who Knew Infinity Movie Review

30 April 2016 10:07 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Man Who Knew Infinity IFC Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Matthew Brown Written by: Matthew Brown from Robert Kanigel’s book Cast: Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones Screened at: Review, NYC, 4/25/16 Opens: April 29, 2016 Despite the universal numeracy requirement that students may plod through from pre-school to kindergarten, it’s safe to assume that most people have no idea what pure math is all about.  This is true as well for the people in India that form one subject of writer-director Matthew Brown in “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” based on Robert Kanigel’s book, The Man Who Knew Infinity: A  [ Read More ]

The post The Man Who Knew Infinity Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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Dancing with numbers by Anne-Katrin Titze

30 April 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Director/screenwriter Matt Brown with Coby Brown, theme music composer of The Man Who Knew Infinity Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Man Who Knew Infinity, based on the biography by Robert Kanigel, stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, with Devika Bhise, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally, Enzo Cilenti and Richard Johnson. At a preview screening in New York hosted by Gabriel Byrne, J.C. Chandor, Bennett Miller, Emily Mortimer, Joanna Coles, Hendrik Hertzberg, Steve Kroft, Lawrence O’Donnell and Beau Willimon, I spoke with Matt Brown on missing Jeremy Irons in Long Day's Journey into Night and remembering him in Barbet Schroeder's Reversal of Fortune, produced by Edward R Pressman.

Matt Brown with producer Edward R Pressman Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Writing Derrick Borte's London Town inspired by Joe Strummer and The Clash, studying math on couches and how Matt's relationship with his brother Coby influenced the making »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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“Dev Patel Owns Ramanujan The Way Kingsley Owned Gandhi” – Subhash K Jha reviews The Man Who Knew Infinity

30 April 2016 4:11 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Starring Jeremy Irons, Dev PatelDevika Bhise

Written & Directed by Matthew Brown

Rating: *****(5 Stars)

How does one describe, let alone cinematically circumscribe ,the life of an unvarnished genius like Srinivasa Ramanujan who at the at the age of 32 had burnt himself out, scorned, smothered and snuffed out by his own unplumbed brilliance.

This is not an easy story to tell. Director Matthew Brown wisely follows the course set down by Robert Kanigel’s biography of Ramanujan. As seen through the prism of poignant artlessness and a  belief that the mathematical genius flows from the will of God, true to the somber end to  its unrehearsed  design, the narrative seems to flow almost by  divine ordinance.

The story of a simple  human being with a complex mathematical mind that he failed to explain to himself, let alone to the world which marveled at his prodigious skills, »

- Subhash K Jha

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Infinity and beyond by Anne-Katrin Titze

29 April 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jeremy Irons on his director: "Matt was very passionate to make it " Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Gabriel Byrne (Jérôme Bonnell's Just A Sigh), Jc Chandor (A Most Violent Year), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), Emily Mortimer (Doll & Em), Joanna Coles, Hendrik Hertzberg, Steve Kroft, Lawrence O’Donnell and Beau Willimon (House of Cards creator) hosted an invited screening of Matt Brown's The Man Who Knew Infinity with Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Devika Bhise and producer Edward R. Pressman.

The Man Who Knew Infinity director Matt Brown with Dev Patel Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Gabriel Byrne with Jessica Lange, Michael Shannon and John Gallagher Jr. opened on Broadway the same night in the Roundabout Theater Company production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Jeremy Irons just finished a run of the play in Bristol at the Old Vic.

Based on the biography by Robert Kanigel of mathematician S. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Review: 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' Is Formulaic To A Fault

29 April 2016 8:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A mannered and milquetoast period biopic about the short life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, "The Man Who Knew Infinity" opens with a Bertrand Russell quote that conveniently frames its failings: "Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth but supreme beauty." Writer-director Matthew Brown ("Ropewalk") has made a handsome and well-meaning testament to a rare man, but his film is all truth and no beauty (and that truth has been strained through the filter of historical revisionism and narrative convenience).  Essentially "The Theory of Everything" meets "Good Will Hunting" with a hard colonialist twist, "The Man Who Knew Infinity" begins in 1920, where snooty British academic G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons, who's a treat to watch even on auto-pilot) is waxing nostalgic about "the most romantic figure in the recent history of mathematics." He's referring, of course, to Ramanujan (Dev Patel, natch), »

- David Ehrlich

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Jason Bateman Directs Christopher Walken, Nicole Kidman In ‘Family Fang’ – Specialty Preview

28 April 2016 4:20 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Fresh off its Tribeca Film Festival premiere, Jason Bateman's The Family Fang, starring himself along with Christopher Walken and Nicole Kidman, begins its theatrical run. This is Bateman's second directorial feature, following his 2014 debut, Bad Words. Fang joins a hefty crowd of Specialty newcomers this weekend, including IFC Films' Toronto feature The Man Who Knew Infinity starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, which had its theatrical premiere and party in New York's… »

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[Review] The Man Who Knew Infinity

28 April 2016 5:42 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

A bit character in Matt Brown‘s affecting biographical drama The Man Who Knew Infinity chants “Din, Din, Din, Gunga Din” a couple times in friendly jest as a response to his employer G.H. Hardy’s (Jeremy Irons) decision to send for an uneducated South Indian man on the merits of a letter presenting the potential for mathematical genius named Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel). We laugh at the line’s delivery as well as Hardy’s humored look of contempt because we embrace levity. What’s ironic, though, is just how close to Rudyard Kipling’s tragic poem this story of a true intellectual legend proves. The “abuse” isn’t physical and Hardy almost instantly acknowledges Ramanujan to be the better mind, but similarities including its depiction of race relations between Britain and India remain.

This is why I found myself enjoying the film as much as I did. »

- Jared Mobarak

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6 Days of the Year That Will Probably Be Movies Soon

27 April 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

We've seen "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve," and now we prepare to welcome Garry Marshall's latest rom-com "Mother's Day," which hits theaters April 29th.

We eat these delightful star-studded ensemble films up like buttered popcorn, and chances are we probably haven't seen the last of these holiday-themed love stories on the big screen. What other days-of-the-year movies can we expect in the future? Here are our pitches for 6 "holiday" flicks that we could see being produced. And we'd totally watch them, by the way.

Your move, Hollywood. We'll be waiting for your call.

1. "April Fool's Day"

Synopsis: Ashton Kutcher acts as the chorus of this fable, in the super-meta role of the host of a formerly popular celebrity pranking show called "Burned" (a la "Punk'd.") In order to revive the near-forgotten series, a live April Fool's extravaganza is planned and will epically "burn" the world's biggest and most scrutinized (supposed diva) pop star, »

- Alana Altmann

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‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ Review: Dev Patel’s Theory Of Everything Adds Up

25 April 2016 5:11 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Those who loved Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar-winning turn as genius Stephen Hawking in 2014’s The Theory Of Everything are likely to spark to a similar-feeling new movie, The Man Who Knew Infinity. This English period piece set in pre-war 1914 stars Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) as a poor young Indian man with a unique talent for numbers. In fact, he is a mathematical genius who can only explain that his propensity for solving problems and equations comes from God. It is all… »

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Newport Beach Ff launches UK Spotlight

23 April 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The California festival hosted on Friday its evening celebration of British cinema and culture.

The UK Spotlight featured screenings of Terence DaviesSunset Song, Matt Brown’s The Man Who Knew Infinity, and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise (pictured), followed by a reception.

“The Festival continues a proud tradition of presenting the very best in British cinema,” said Newport Beach Film Festival CEO Gregg Schwenk. “We are honoured to host the regional premiere of Sunset Song. Terence Davies has crafted a stunning, visual masterpiece.

Dev Patel delivers an outstanding and emotionally perfect performance in The Man Who Knew Infinity.

High-Rise is sure be one of the most talked-about film sat the festival. Director Ben Wheatley takes us on a phantasmagorical journey through the inner workings of a highly stylised dystopian world.”

The Newport Beach Film Festival UK Spotlight is supported by Cadillac, Visit Newport Beach, HMV – UK, Bulgari Hotel London, British American Business Council – Orange County, BritWeek and Screen »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Man Who Knew Infinity Review [Tribeca 2016]

16 April 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Man Who Knew Infinity seeks to tell a unique and, for me at least, relatively unknown story about a mathematics prodigy who faces discrimination and homesickness in his quest to prove his own theorems. Its subject is Srinivasa Ramanujen, perhaps one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th Century, whose work shaped the future of the discipline and whose theorems still confound mathematicians to this day.

Dev Patel stars as Ramanujen, a young man from Madras, India who can calculate complex mathematical theorems without the benefit of an education or even an understanding of the formal laws of mathematics. When he sends some of his work to Cambridge mathematician G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons) in the hopes that the professor will help him to get it published, Hardy sees Ramanujen’s brilliance for what it is. Leaving his wife (Devika Bhise) and mother (Arundhati Nag) in Madras, Ramanujen »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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