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Insiders claim that the couple plans to marry while spending time in South Africa this summer working on The Last Face in which Theron, 35, is starring and Penn, 53, is directing. "They want to get married very soon," a source told Us Weekly.
Theron, already a mother to adopted son Jackson, 2, apparently always planned to give him a little brother or sister. The actress "always intended to have another child,” according to the source, who added, “Sean is revitalized with Charlize.”
Theron and Penn went public with their relationship roughly eight months ago following nearly two decades of friendship. "Charlize has seen Sean grow up, »
Penn will direct from a script by Erin Dignam with producers aiming to begin shooting this summer in Africa.
Theron will play a relief worker and Bardem will play a doctor in Africa with Bardem’s character being forced to choose between romance and dedication to his work. Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”) has been cast as a journalist.
The drama focuses on a talented and charismatic doctor (Bardem) who is forced to choose between his love for an American relief worker (Theron) or his dedication to saving lives in war-torn African nations.
- Dave McNary
Oscar winner Javier Bardem will star opposite Charlize Theron in Sean Penn's African drama “The Last Face,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Penn will direct from a script by Erin Dingam, an actress appeared in Penn's “The Crossing Guard” and recently wrote the William Hurt movie “The Yellow Handkerchief.” Also read: Charlize Theron in Talks to Star in Sean Penn's ‘The Last Face’ (Exclusive) Penn will co-star in the indie movie, which is awaiting a green light from River Road's Bill Pohlad, who is producing with Bill Gerber and Matt Palmieri. Described as a love story, »
- Jeff Sneider
The National Film Development Corporation (Nfdc) announced the 12 participants selected for the first Directing for Directors Lab, a two week residential program to be held from January 19-31, 2014. The venue finalised for the residential program is Courtyard by Marriott, Bund Garden, Pune.
The full time two week program will be conducted by Udayan Prasad, professor of Directing at the UK’s Nftvs -National Film and Television School and Lfs-London Film School. Prasad is the director of well-known films such as My Son the Fanatic and The Yellow Handkerchief.
The selected participants are:
1. Sadik Ahmed – 7 Stages
2. Vasant Nath – Sebastian wants to Remember
3. Geetha J – A Certain Slant of Light
4. Prabhijit Dhamija – I’m Not There!
5. Kiran Waval – Tada (Crack)
6. Anoop Mathew – Roach
7. Shazia Iqbal – Me vs Ray
8. Amit Agarwal – Ek Lambi Surang (The Long Tunnel)
9. Harsh Narayan – Ye Pyar Na Hoga Kam
10. Vidyasagar Adhyapak – Chitpat
The deadline for applications for the first Nfdc Directing for Directors Lab has been extended to January 8, 2014. The old deadline was December 31, 2013.
Nfdc Directing for Directors Lab, a two week residential program, will be held from January 19-31, 2014.
The full time two week program will be conducted by Udayan Prasad, professor of Directing at the UK’s Nftvs -National Film and Television School and Lfs-London Film School. Prasad is the director of well-known films such as “My Son the Fanatic” and “The Yellow Handkerchief”.
You can apply for the lab with an application fee of ₹ 500/- (Payable by demand draft or wire transfer). Application form is available here.
The program is open to only 12 selected candidates. The course fee of ₹1,50,000 covers food and accommodation.
To know the detailed program and more about mentors, click here.
5 items from 2014
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