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Jacqueline Fernandez to do second Sri Lankan film with Chandran Rutnam

Though she is ideally a native of Sri Lanka, Jacqueline Fernandez decided to debut in a Sri Lankan film just two years ago with Chandran Rutnam's directorial According to Matthew. And now the actress has decided to collaborate with Chandran once again. According to Matthew is yet to hit the silver screen but Chandran has decided that he will be working with the actress soon enough. Impressed by her talent and spontaneity, Chandran revealed that he has already written another film in which he will have Jacqueline Fernandez playing the female lead. He also added that the subject for this film will too be thrilling like his previous one (According to Matthew) and will release in Hindi and English. On the other hand, Chandran mentioned that According to Matthew is slated to release in July in UK and Us. The said film is based on a real life case
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Jacqueline Fernandez to star in Sri Lankan film

The beautiful Jacqueline Fernandez, who, after opening a restaurant in Colombo, will now be seen in a Sri Lankan film According To Mathew. Speaking about the film, Jacqueline said that it's a crime thriller by the Sri Lankan director Chandran Rutnam and it will release mostly by early next year. She further added that the film is based on a true story that is set in the '70s about a priest and his love interest. Watch this space for more details.
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Any Redeeming Quality of "A Common Man" Gets Lost in Translation

Reviews of awful films are the easiest to write if only because you have to focus less on weighing the strengths of a film against the weaknesses; when all a film has are weaknesses, the task becomes simple. It's a rare occasion though, because typically even the worst films have a few redeeming qualities. Take A Common Man for example, it's a horrible little Sri Lankan film written in English and directed by Chandran Rutnam with Sir Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross in the leading roles. Now surely, most would think, having Kingsley and Cross must keep A Common Man from getting too bad. Their performances must elevate the film slightly. You'd think that, but they don't.

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Signature sign post-Cannes deals

London-based Signature Entertainment have revealed a raft of deals in the wake of Cannes’ Marche du Film.

The UK distributor has acquired psychological thriller Power of Few, starring Christopher Walken and Christian Slater, from Arclight.

Signature has also secured Chandran Rutnam’s terrorist thriller A Common Man, starring Ben Kingsley, from Myriad.

Also from Myriad, Signature has taken Ruba Nadda’s missing person drama Inescapable, starring Marisa Tomei, Alexander Siddig and Joshua Jackson.

Other acquisitions include spoof The Starving Games, from K5, and sci-fi horror Skinwalker Ranch, from Highland Film Group.
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Trailer: Ben Kingsley's A Common Man Thriller

Myriad Pictures has unveiled an international trailer for "A Common Man" thriller, starring Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and Ben Cross (Star Trek). Check it out below. Plot: Set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a mysterious man (Kingsley) has planted 5 bombs that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison. The new movie is directed by Chandran Rutnam and has yet to get a release date. Trailer:
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A Common Man Lands at Myriad Pictures

Myriad Pictures has signed with Asia Digital Entertainment to distribute the action thriller A Common Man starring Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross, which recently completed production in Sri Lanka. The film was adapted for the screen and directed by Chandran Rutnam (The Road From Elephant Pass).

In A Common Man, which is set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a mysterious man (Kingsley) has planted 5 bombs in the politically-scarred city that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison. When he calls in his demands to the Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Department (Cross), it sets in motion an ideological and deadly confrontation between the truth and duty.

Myriad CEO Kirk D'Amico is selling the title at the American Film Market this week. "Early response to our sales promo has been terrific," said D'Amico. "Ben Kingsley is a very big star internationally and the film
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Myriad Pictures to Distribute A Common Man

Myriad Pictures has signed with Asia Digital Entertainment to distribute the action-thriller A Common Man , starring Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross. The film, which recently completed production in Sri Lanka, was adapted for the screen and directed by Chandran Rutnam ( The Road From Elephant Pass ). In A Common Man , which is set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a mysterious man (Kingsley) has planted 5 bombs in the politically-scarred city that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison. When he calls in his demands to the Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Department (Cross), it sets in motion an ideological and deadly confrontation between the truth and duty. Myriad CEO Kirk D'Amico is selling the title at the American Film Market this...
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Ben Kingsley-Starring ‘A Common Man’ Finds Distribution

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Ben Kingsley is the kind of actor that I like to keep tabs on, which makes news of an already-shot project a little surprising. As Deadline tells us, Myriad Pictures will distribute A Common Man, a remake of the 2008 Indian thriller A Wednesday that stars the Academy Award winner and Chariots of Fire‘s Ben Cross.

Written and directed by The Road from Elephant Pass helmer Chandran Rutnam, the film follows a man in Sri Lanka (Kingsley) who “has planted 5 bombs in the politically-scarred city that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison.” He “calls in his demands to the Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Department (Cross),” and this “sets in motion an ideological and deadly confrontation between the truth and duty.”

Sounds like it has the makings of a solid thriller, while the inclusion of Kingsley and Cross sets a certain
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Afm: Sir Ben Kingsley Is ‘The Common Man’

Afm: Sir Ben Kingsley Is ‘The Common Man’
Saturday, November 05, 2011…Santa Monica…..Myriad Pictures has signed with Asia Digital Entertainment to distribute the action thriller A Common Man starring Ben Kingsley and Ben Cross, which recently completed production in Sri Lanka. The film was adapted for the screen and directed by Chandran Rutnam (The Road From Elephant Pass). In A Common Man, which is set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a mysterious man (Kingsley) has planted 5 bombs in the politically-scarred city that are set to explode unless four major terrorists are immediately released from prison. When he calls in his demands to the Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Department (Cross), it sets in motion an ideological and deadly confrontation between the truth and duty. Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico is selling the title at the American Film Market this week. “Early response to our sales promo has been terrific,” said D’Amico. “Ben Kingsley is a very
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Realbollywood.com - Ben Kingsley to act in Sri Lankan movie

Realbollywood.com - Ben Kingsley to act in Sri Lankan movie
Colombo, May 31: Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley would star in a movie made by Sri Lankan filmmaker Chandran Rutnam that would depict a terror attack on the capital city.

The movie "A Common Man" revolves around the character played by Kingsley. The plot features an attempt by terrorists to blow up Colombo, Rutnam told Xinhua.

The film is a co-production between Hollywood and.
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65 Countries Fight for Best Foreign Language Oscar Nomination

From Albania to Vietnam, 65 countries are hoping that their film entries will get picked to fill one of the five slots for Best Foreign Language Film for the 82nd annual Academy Awards.

Five slots, 65 countries, the competition is fierce! Our friends from Variety gave us this list, is your country of choice one of the 65 hopefuls?

I'm happy that my home country, the Philippines, has a fighting chance with the dramedy "Ded na si Lolo" ("Grandpa is Dead"). Take a look at the complete list.

Albania

Alive!

(Artan Minarolli)

Synopsis: A carefree Albanian student gets drawn into an ancient blood feud when he returns home for a funeral, only to find himself a wanted man.

Awards: Belgrade Film Festival B2B development grant

Sales: Wildart Film

Argentina

El secreto de sus ojos

(Juan Jose Campanella)

Synopsis: An ambitious, complex work that combines two generation-spanning love stories, a noirish thriller, some
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The Long List (65 Countries!!!) of Oscar Foreign Language Entries

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences unveiled the long list of 65 countries vying for a Best Foreign Language nomination Oscar.

Variety says that a shortlist of nine semi-finalists will be unveiled in January, with the complete nominees to be announced Feb. 2 along with the contenders in the other categories.

The Academy Awards will be presented March 7 at the Kodak Theater.

And now, from Albania to Vietnam, see the complete list right now (I.m proud that my home country of the Philippines has an entry!!!):

Albania, "Alive!," Artan Minarolli, director

Argentina, "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Juan Jose Campanella, director

Armenia, "Autumn of the Magician," Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors

Australia, "Samson & Delilah," Warwick Thornton, director

Austria, "For a Moment Freedom," Arash T. Riahi, director

Bangladesh, "Beyond the Circle," Golam Rabbany Biplob, director

Belgium, "The Misfortunates," Felix van Groeningen, director

Bolivia, "Zona Sur," Juan Carlos Valdivia, director

Bosnia and Herzegovina,
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2009 Foreign-Language Oscar Nominees Announced

Sixty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today. The 2009 submissions are:

Albania, Alive!, Artan Minarolli, director;

Argentina, El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Juan Jose Campanella, director;

Armenia, Autumn of the Magician, Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors;

Australia, Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton, director;

Austria, For a Moment Freedom, Arash T. Riahi, director;

Bangladesh, Beyond the Circle, Golam Rabbany Biplob, director;

Belgium, The Misfortunates, Felix van Groeningen, director;

Bolivia, Zona Sur, Juan Carlos Valdivia, director;

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nightguards, Namik Kabil, director;

Brazil, Time of Fear, Sergio Rezende, director;

Bulgaria, The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner, Stephan Komandarev, director;

Canada, I Killed My Mother, Xavier Dolan, director;

Chile, Dawson, Isla 10, Miguel Littin, director;

China, Forever Enthralled, Chen Kaige, director;

Colombia, The Wind Journeys, Ciro Guerra, director;

Croatia, Donkey, Antonio Nuic,
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Bollywood film 'Victory' aimed at cricket-mad South Asia

Colombo, Bollywood film "Victory", based on cricket and featuring many cricketing greats, is expected to do well in South Asia where the game is a passion and an obsession, says a Sri Lankan producer. Chandran Rutnam, who handled the Colombo leg of the shooting and is in-charge of marketing of the movie in Sri Lanka, told Ians: "We hope to get the main market of the South Asian region, where cricket is a passion, obsession and a religion."He said the film would be released all over the world with English subtitles. The film had its grand global premiere in Colombo Friday, a day before the second one-day encounter between the visiting Indian and host Sri Lankan cricket teams."Victory", directed by Ajitpal Mangat, stars budding Bollywood actors Harman ...
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