Shahrukh Khan, the great superstar of Indian cinema, is set for a big leap into the international cinema with the film Xtrme City that will have him play a Mumbai bhai. Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio will play an American cop.
But a typical cops and gangster story it surely won’t be. Writer Mushtaq Sheikh who has co-written the screenplay with director Paul Schrader has revealed the film’s story and from the narration we can assure you that this one’s going to be a helluva nail-biter.
The film will start with both SRK and DiCaprio as unlikely buddies in a UN peacekeeping force in Somalia in the 90s. During the mission, DiCaprio saves SRK’s life and the latter is indebted to the former. Thereafter starts a friendship but when the mission comes to an end they return to their respective countries. DiCaprio becomes a cop in the US while SRK becomes a don in Mumbai.
Years later, DiCaprio comes to Mumbai to seek a favor from SRK but is sucked into the city’s underbelly.
Quite apparently, the film’s title Xtrme City refers to Mumbai.
The film will be produced by Martin Scorsese. Paul Schrader, who has written screenplay for many Scorsese films, will direct it.
Little known actor Miles Fisher has signed on for a supporting role in Clint Eastwood’s Hoover biopic J. Edgar, according to Deadline. Fisher will play Agent Garrison, an FBI agent who interviews his boss Hoover at different stages in the movie, which has been filming since February. Leonardo DiCaprio leads the cast as the former FBI director, with Armie Hammer as his best friend/alleged lover, Naomi Watts as his personal secretary, Josh Lucas as famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, Damon Herriman as Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann and Ed Westwick as Agent Smith, a writer who is drafted to pen Hoover’s biography but comes a little too close to Hoover’s secrets. It was also announced earlier today that TV’s Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan will be playing Hoover rival Robert F. Kennedy.
Fisher garnered some buzz for spoofing Tom Cruise in 2008’s Superhero Movie and then Cruise’s Tropic Thunder persona Les Grossman in a video spoofing the pitching of a Pinkberry movie, and has had guest starring roles on Gossip Girl, The Cleaner and Mad Men. Most recently he wrapped one of the lead roles in this summer’s next installment of the franchise that, ironically, will not die: Final Destination 5.
Source: Up and Comers
Australian director Baz Luhrmann has announced that his next film, The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, will be filmed in Sydney this year.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel, published in 1922, has undergone many screen adaptations
Kate Winslet says her close friend Leonardo DiCaprio has been her ”rock” over the years since they starred in blockbuster Titanic in 1997.
The 35-year-old star has praised the 36-year-old actor
Along with Leonardo DiCaprio leading Clint Eastwood’s biopic J. Edgar about the historical FBI founder and director, the cast has rounded out beautifully with the likes of Naomi Watts as Helen Gandy, Josh Lucas as Charles Lindbergh, Judi Dench in an unknown role, Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson and more. Now yet another name has been added to the roster as Jeffrey Donovan, who was in Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, recently updated his own Twitter feed saying that, “I fly to LA Sunday. I have been [cast] as Bobby Kennedy opposite [Leonardo DiCaprio] in Hoover. Excited. :) Working with Mr Eastwood again. Dreams come true.”
Donovan definitely deserves some more play on the big screen, but the actor has also been busy with his series Burn Notice on USA Network. It’s unclear just how pivotal the role will be, but whether it’s a brief appearance or not, Donovan’s addition to the cast (noticed on Twitter by Collider) just sweetens the deal. With the film expected in theaters sometime later this year, there’s no doubt this will be a film to keep an eye on when awards season rolls around in early 2012. After being relatively unimpressed with Hereafter, I’m looking forward to Eastwood getting back on track with a strong cast like this. How about you?
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Shah Rukh Khan and Leonardo DiCaprio will co-star
My my, actor Leonardo DiCaprio is certainly getting risky in his maturing acting career! The actor apparently shared a “very tender” gay, on-screen kiss with fellow actor Armie Hammer, who co-stars in DiCaprio’s latest flick, J. Edgar.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer will be kissing in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed biopic J. Edgar, written by Oscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black. Not only do the two actors kiss, but Black reveals the lip-locking is “very tender”.
“Yes, certainly there’s a relationship between these two guys,” Black tells Entertainment Online at Elton John’s Academy Awards party benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “And it wouldn’t be a Dustin Lance Black script if it didn’t have a little gay kissing in it. So the answer is yes.”
“Those who want to see that will be pleased,” Black added. “I think it’s done in a very tender way, surprisingly.”
And when asked whether or not DiCaprio cross-dressed in the film, Black simply teased, “I gotta’ leave something for you to buy a ticket for.”
Source: The Post Chronicle
Inception, arguably the best movie of the year, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is up for 8 Academy Awards this year.
Surprisingly, however, Leonardo is not up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Inception is up for these Awards:
• Best Motion Picture of the Year
• Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
• Best Achievement in Cinematography
• Best Achievement in Art Direction
• Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jon Hamm took advantage of the pre-Oscars parties happening around LA last Thursday, with each actor adding Grey Goose’s bash at the Soho House to his itinerary. Jon hung out with the British star Nick Jones, who hosted the event, while Leo caught up with his old friend Donovan Leitch. The evening out gave Leo a chance to break from filming J. Edgar.