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John Ridley Miniseries Guerrilla Sets Freida Pinto As Female Lead

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Freida Pinto has inked a deal to board Guerrilla, the six-part miniseries setting up shop at Showtime.

Written, directed and executive produced by John Ridley, Pinto will star opposite Idris Elba as Jas Mitra, the female lead in a series that has been pitched as a love story set against one of the most politically volatile periods in UK history. The role of her significant other, Marcus, is yet to be filled.

Coming together to form a radical underground cell in 1970s London, Guerrilla sees the impassioned couple stage a revolt that places the proverbial crosshairs on the Black Power Desk, a true-life counter-intelligence unit founded on the basis of crushing any and all forms of black activism.

Idris Elba will executive produce the miniseries alongside John Ridley who, after clinching an Oscar for his work on 12 Years a Slave, is set to cast light on social injustice once more. »

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Pinto Scores Lead In "Guerrilla" Mini-Series

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"Slumdog Millionaire" and "Immortals" actress Freida Pinto has scored the female lead role in Showtime and Sky Atlantic's six-part mini-series "Guerrilla" which is being produced by Green Door Pictures, Fifty Fathoms, ABC Signature and Stearns Castle.

Idris Elba and "12 Years a Slave" scribe John Ridley serve as executive producers on the story about a politically active couple whose relationship is tested when they liberate a charismatic political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London.

Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. Pinto will play the wife of the couple, the husband has yet to be cast. Elba has a supporting role in the production, though details of it have yet to be revealed.

Ridley will write the majority of the episodes and direct the first two, while Sam Miller »

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Freida Pinto Joins Idris Elba in Showtime-Sky Miniseries ‘Guerrilla’

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Freida Pinto, best known for “Slumdog Millionaire,” has joined Idris Elba in the cast of the Showtime-Sky miniseries “Guerrilla.” John Ridley, who won an Oscar for “12 Years a Slave,” will write, direct and executive produce.

The six-part drama centers on a couple, Jas and Marcus, whose “passion propels them into making the leap from political activism to radical militancy,” Sky said in a statement. Pinto, whose credits include Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” and Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” plays Jas; Marcus has yet to be cast. As well as co-starring, Elba serves as an executive producer through his Green Door Pictures.

Ridley, whose credits include “American Crime,” will write the majority of the episodes, and will direct the first two and the finale, with Sam Miller taking on the other episodes.

In the miniseries, Jas and Marcus’ “relationship and values are tested when »

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Freida Pinto To Star In John Ridley’s Miniseries ‘Guerrilla’ For Showtime & Sky

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Slumdog Millionaire’s Freida Pinto is set as the female lead in John Ridley’s six-part limited series Guerrilla, for Showtime and Sky Atlantic, which has Idris Elba co-starring and executive producing. Ridley will write the majority of the episodes and will direct the first two episodes and the finale of the project, a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. It tells the story of Jas (Pinto) and Marcus (not cast… »

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Michelle Obama Visits Liberia with Daughters Sasha and Malia to Push for Girls' Education: 'I'm Here to Shine a Big, Bright Light on You'

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Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia touched down in Africa on Monday afternoon, kicking off their tour of Liberia and Morocco to promote the Let Girls Learn initiative, aimed at helping young girls get a quality education. The Obamas were greeted by members of the Liberian traditional council and senior members of the Liberian government, before the first lady headed off to meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a vocal education advocate and the first elected female head of state in Africa. Obama then travelled to Kakata, Liberia, to visit Camp Glow (Girls Leading Our World), a girls' leadership »

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Michelle Obama Visits Liberia with Daughters Sasha and Malia to Push for Girls' Education: 'I'm Here to Shine a Big, Bright Light on You'

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Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia touched down in Africa on Monday afternoon, kicking off their tour of Liberia and Morocco to promote the Let Girls Learn initiative, aimed at helping young girls get a quality education. The Obamas were greeted by members of the Liberian traditional council and senior members of the Liberian government, before the first lady headed off to meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a vocal education advocate and the first elected female head of state in Africa. Obama then travelled to Kakata, Liberia, to visit Camp Glow (Girls Leading Our World), a girls' leadership »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Freida Pinto to make her first appearance at Iifa

23 June 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Global star Freida Pinto is all set to have everyone’s tongues wagging this year and believed to be making her first ever appearance at an Indian awards show this year with Iifa in Madrid, Spain. Not only can we expect her to rule the red carpet but we are also told by insider sources that she will be presented with the award for “International Icon” as a celebration of how she’s shaped her career in the international arena.

Says an industry source, “Slumdog Millionaire was that massive breakthrough point for India in the international film market. While we did see Indian actors be a part of Hollywood films, Slumdog ensured that Indian talent was looked at far more seriously. Freida’s fame and her journey post Slumdog has been incredible – working with some of the most coveted names in the business like Christian Bale, Woody Allen, Tarsem Singh, »

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Freida Pinto to make her first appearance at Iifa

23 June 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Global star Freida Pinto is all set to have everyone’s tongues wagging this year and believed to be making her first ever appearance at an Indian awards show this year with Iifa in Madrid, Spain. Not only can we expect her to rule the red carpet but we are also told by insider sources that she will be presented with the award for “International Icon” as a celebration of how she’s shaped her career in the international arena.

Says an industry source, “Slumdog Millionaire was that massive breakthrough point for India in the international film market. While we did see Indian actors be a part of Hollywood films, Slumdog ensured that Indian talent was looked at far more seriously. Freida’s fame and her journey post Slumdog has been incredible – working with some of the most coveted names in the business like Christian Bale, Woody Allen, Tarsem Singh, »

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Freida Pinto joins hands with Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn initiative

16 June 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Extending her support for the cause of educating a girl child, Freida Pinto is all set to make her voice heard this time in Liberia, Morocco and Spain with none other than the First Lady Michelle Obama.

Freida Pinto along with the First Lady, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and into early July as part of the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative. Let Girls Learn is a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain a quality education. The focus of the trip which includes Monrovia, Marrakesh and Madrid - is for them to speak to young girls about the importance of education and staying in school.

Starting with Liberia, Freida along with Michelle Obama will take part in a discussion which will cover the educational barriers girls face in the country. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will meet with Pinto and the First Lady. Next, in Morocco, Meryl Streep will be joining them along to discuss the challenges women in the African country deal with on a regular basis. »

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They're Taking Meryl! Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama Planning Girls' Trip with Streep, Freida Pinto - and Grandma

15 June 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia Obama are leaving dad behind, this summer, and heading overseas. The First Lady and her teenagers - along with grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and into early July as part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, the White House said in a press release, Wednesday. Throughout the trip - which includes stops in Monrovia, Marrakech and Madrid - Obama will speak to young girls about the importance of education and staying in school. First stopping in Liberia on June 27, Obama will »

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Freida Pinto on Campaigning for Girls' Education and Rights: 'Change is Very Simple in My Mind'

11 June 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

To Freida Pinto, the idea of change is "very simple." In fact, she believes, "[change] is the only constant thing you can work towards and try to make possible." The actress, 31, hopes in her new role as ambassador for Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, she will be able to bring change to young women's lives. "In many parts of the world, it's always the girls who are the most marginalized - they're denied education or have been taken out of school because they've been married at age 18," Pinto tells People. "If you think about the injustice towards women, »

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Freida Pinto on Campaigning for Girls' Education and Rights: 'Change is Very Simple in My Mind'

11 June 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

To Freida Pinto, the idea of change is "very simple." In fact, she believes, "[change] is the only constant thing you can work towards and try to make possible." The actress, 31, hopes in her new role as ambassador for Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, she will be able to bring change to young women's lives. "In many parts of the world, it's always the girls who are the most marginalized - they're denied education or have been taken out of school because they've been married at age 18," Pinto tells People. "If you think about the injustice towards women, »

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Tabrez Noorani rescued victims of human trafficking before making a film on the subject

6 June 2016 3:58 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Filmmaker and the line producer of such global hits as Slumdog Millionaire and The Life Of Pi, Tabrez Noorani has personally rescued sex workers and girls caught in human trafficking racket from brothels in India.

He is now in the process of completing a feature film on the subject. Tabrez says the entire cast jumped into the project without bothering with the benefits. Rajkummar Rao plays a character based on the director. Admits Tabrez bashfully, "Yes, Rajkummar's characters attempts to rescue sex workers and girls trapped in human trafficking. I did the same."

Tabrez Noorani can't believe his good fortune. "I've waited 12 years to make Love Sonia. The subject, human trafficking is very close to my heart. I've researched, visited brothels, and even rescued sex workers from the flesh trade with the help of NGOs. This is the film I've always wanted to direct." But something or the other always stopped Tabrez. »

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‘Thelma and Louise’ Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon reunite in Cannes

19 May 2016 4:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This past weekend, screen icons Geena Davis and Susan Saradon reunited at the Cannes Film Festival, 2016 for the Women In Motion Award, which is designed to highlight and celebrate the contribution of women to cinema. The event was also timed for the 25th anniversary of the 1991 movie, which was directed by Ridley Scott. Can you believe that it was released 25 years ago?!!

Other guests at the dinner, which took place at the weekend here in Cannes, included Kirsten Dunst, Salma Hayek Pinault, Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert, Vanessa Paradis, Chris Lee, Ana Girardot, Freida Pinto, Rossy De Palma, Loubna Abidar, Elsa Zylberstein, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and Julie Gayet, as well as actors Gael García Bernal, Mads Mikkelsen and Vincent Perez.

We have a highlights video from the event, which you can watch below.

Click here for all of our Cannes 2016 coverage.

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Jungle Book: Origins Targeting “Slightly Older Audience” As Andy Serkis Teases Darker Story

17 May 2016 8:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Andy Serkis’ postponed Jungle Book: Origins will offer up a “darker, scarier” version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic adventure tale.

That’s according to the writer-director-actor himself, who revealed the tonal differences with Disney and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book in an interview with Vulture. There, Serkis likened Origins‘ target audience to that of Fox’s lucrative Apes franchise, bringing it closer to the tone found in Kipling’s original story.

As such, it seems safe to assume the 2018 release will be aligning itself with a PG-13 rating, and here the performance maestro touched base on how it’ll differ from this year’s The Jungle Book.

“Ours is for a slightly older audience,” Serkis said. “It’s a PG-13, more a kind of ‘Apes’ movie, a slightly darker take, closer to Rudyard Kipling’s. It’s great to scare kids in a safe environment because it’s an important part of development, »

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Serkis Talks "Jungle Book" Differences

17 May 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In the wake of the success of Disney's "Jungle Book" film, you wouldn't think another adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale would be required. Nevertheless, director Andy Serkis is progressing with that and has spoken with Vulture this week about how a much more adult tone distinguishes his mo-cap version from Favreau's more family-friendly take:

"Ours is for a slightly older audience. It's a PG-13, more a kind of 'Apes' movie, a slightly darker take, closer to Rudyard Kipling's. It's great to scare kids in a safe environment because it's an important part of development, and we all loved to be scared as kids, so we shouldn't overly protect them. Kids are so sophisticated, and that is why our 'Jungle Book' is quite dark.

It's a story of an outsider, someone who is trying to accept the laws and customs of a particular way of living and »

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Freida Pinto Wore Couture To Women In Motion Award Dinner

16 May 2016 2:08 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Actress Freida Pinto hit the red carpet at the Women in Motion Award Dinner at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in a lace couture number on Sunday. Freida Pinto’s Latest Look Pinto, 31, arrived at the Cannes event in an Elie Saab Spring 2016 Couture dress and Bulgari’s Davis’ Dream jewelry.  She was styled for […]

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All-Women Short Film Omnibus 'Together Now' Announced: Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke & More to Direct

15 May 2016 2:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We Do It Together, a nonprofit production company, has announced the short-film omnibus "Together Now" as its inaugural feature. Each segment will be directed by and starring a woman, with Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Katia Lund, Patricia Riggen, Haifaa Al Mansour, Malgorzata Szumowska and Melina Matsoukas slated to direct. Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche, meanwhile, have been confirmed as the first two actresses. Read More: Federal Investigation Launched Into Hollywood's Lack of Gender Equality Female empowerment will serve as the overarching theme of the project, with each individual segment being shot in a different country. Carol Polakeff, Shelby Stone and Chiara Tilesi are producing "Together Now," which begins shooting this July. Wdit in general and this film in particular are aimed toward closing the gender gap and achieving at least a semblance of parity — male filmmakers outnumber their female counterparts in Hollywood by 9-to-1. Read More: »

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Female-Driven We Do It Together Sets ‘Together Now’ To Be Helmed By Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke & More – Cannes

15 May 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Non-profit production company We Do It Together has set its first feature project, Together Now. An omnibus of short films, it will see each segment directed by a woman with a prominent actress in a lead role. Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Katia Lund, Patricia Riggen, Haifaa Al Mansour, Malgorzata Szumowska and Melina Matsoukas will each helm one of the seven installments. Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche are the first two actresses confirmed. The theme will be… »

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Cannes: Robin Wright, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche Join Forces for 'Together Now'

15 May 2016 2:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche are joining forces for a new omnibus film Together Now, to be produced by the nonprofit production company We Do It Together. The company’s first feature, Together Now, will be comprised of seven short films, each of which will pair a woman director with a prominent actress to tell what producers promise will be an inspiring story. The directors who have come on board include Wright, Hardwicke, Katia Lund (All the Invisible Children), Patricia Riggen (The 33), Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda), Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles) and Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce’s Formation). Pinto and

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