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Shekhar Kapur set to direct the authorised Bruce Lee biopic

8 May 2017 12:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Shekhar Kapur, the director such films as Elizabeth and its sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age as well as The Four Feathers and Bandit Queen will helm the planned authorised Bruce Lee biopic, Little Dragon.

The news comes via Variety who report that the story is a contemporary dramatisation of the 1950s Hong Kong social and political forces that shaped Bruce Lee into both the most famous martial arts star of all time and a significant modern day philosopher.

The trade adds that the film will be produced by Bruce Lee Entertainment, headed up by Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee, as well as Convergence Entertainment.

Pre=production has already kicked-off for a planned July shoot.

The post Shekhar Kapur set to direct the authorised Bruce Lee biopic appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Why Indian Censorship Is Hurting the Country’s Cinema

27 February 2017 11:18 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s always something with the Indian censors.

This time, it’s the refusal of the Central Board of Film Certification (Cbfc) to grant filmmaker Alankrta Shrivastava’s “Lipstick Under My Burkha” certification for a theatrical release in India. The film, a drama following four women in small-town India exploring sexual empowerment, freedom from patriarchy, and personal fulfillment won the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality at the Mumbai Film Festival last October and the Spirit of Asia Award at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival, with upcoming screenings at festivals everywhere from Miami to Glasgow. The board’s rejection of the film reignites familiar outrage, as the filmmakers and audiences alike have taken to social media to slam the decision as an “assault on women’s rights.”

Infuriating as it is, this is hardly the board’s first frustrating clampdown. The Cbfc has long been the bane of »

- Anisha Jhaveri

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