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  • Leonardo DiCaprio to play Steve Jobs in untitled biopic? April 22, 2014

    New York: Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly been roped in to play Steve Jobs for Danny Boyle's untitled movie about the Apple Computer co-founder. The 39 year-old actor has been approached by Boyle, who is in negotiations to replace David Fincher as director. Fincher was previously attached to direct the film, with...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' kids are thriving now: Danny Boyle March 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: British director Danny Boyle says the child actors of Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire', who rose from poverty to stardom, are thriving. Boyle, 57, said Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, who were from the poorest background, are doing good in life, said the Hollywood Reporter. "We sent them to...
  • Have you visited the 'AllahRakha Rahman st' in Canada yet? November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: AR Rahman's music is remembered throughout the world for its charm and variety, but now, even his name will be remembered as a road's name. A street in Markham, Ontario, Canada is named after him. It will be called 'AllahRakha Rahman st'. AR Rahman, who is also known as...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' team reunites for a TV series on World War 2 October 13, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Oscarwinning team of 'Slumdog Millionaire', Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson, are reuniting for a World War II miniseries. The 10part FX miniseries 'Telemark', written by Beaufoy, is based on the true story of the Britishtrained Norwegian resistance fighters who sabotaged Hitler's nuclear development program during World...
  • Indian music industry reaping benefits of digitisation: AR Rahman September 29, 2013

    Kolkata: Twin Grammy and Academy Awards winner AR Rahman is a firm believer in the amalgamation of technology and talent. The maestro asserts that the Indian music industry is reaping the benefits of digitisation, contrary to the notion that technology has negative effects. Set to enthrall audiences in Kolkata the...
  • Freida Pinto: I'm not as tall as the models here August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: She made headlines for being a part of Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire'. The Oscarwinning film may have featured her as a homeless orphan, but the girl from Malad didn't take long to cut a distinct figure. Besides gracing international magazine covers, the actress continues to be applauded for...
  • Danny Boyle: I'm too much of a control freak April 4, 2013

    Los Angeles: After producing last summer's London Summer Olympics opening ceremony, British filmmaker Danny Boyle is back in the movies with 'Trance.' The psychological caper, opening in U.S. movie theaters on Friday, stars James McAvoy as man who teams with a criminal (Vincent Cassel) to steal a painting, but suffers a...
  • Danny Boyle: I don't tolerate actor's ego April 1, 2013

    London: Filmmaker Danny Boyle says he had once fired an actor for screaming at an assistant bringing him breakfast. The 'Trainspotting' filmmaker said he did not even think twice that it would delay production on the project because he has zero tolerance for such outbursts on set, reported Contactmusic. "I...
  • Danny Boyle to direct next James Bond film March 26, 2013

    London: Filmmaker Danny Boyle is tipped to make the next 007 blockbuster after 'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes shot down the offer. Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is said to have chatted with Oscarwinner Boyle, 56, at London's Empire Film Awards on Sunday, reported Sun Online. 'Trainspotting' director, who won the Empire...
  • Trance: Danny Boyle is back with a thriller March 20, 2013

    Los Angeles: After Danny Boyle's prominent role at last year's London Summer Olympics, the British filmmaker is back in the spotlight with his first film since 2010's '127 Hours.' 'Trance,' which had its world premiere in London on Tuesday, stars James McAvoy as Simon, a man who teams with a criminal...
  • Why 'Slumdog' director Danny Boyle refused knighthood March 5, 2013

    London: 'Slumdog Millionaire' director Danny Boyle refused to accept knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II as he would prefer to be an equal citizen than a celebrity. The Oscar winning director was nominated for the honour last year for directing the show 'Isles of Wonder' at the 2012 London Olympic Games...
  • Resul: The 'Slumdog' Friday changed my life January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Resul Pookutty became the first Asian to win an Academy Award in a technical category for 'Slumdog Millionaire' but he had never dreamt of such a great honour during his childhood in Kerala. The simple, natureloving maverick opens up about his life, struggle, philosophies and future endeavours. Q: Is...
  • Paani: Danny Boyle to produce Shekhar Kapur's next October 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Shekhar Kapur feels that Indian filmmakers tend to misjudge the audience and this eventually leads to compromising on the content of the films. "The filmmakers don't have faith in the audience, there is a mistrust between both sides. There is a coalition of people saying 'how much money...
  • Is Danny Boyle dating Rosario Dawson? August 5, 2012

    London: Oscar winning director Danny Boyle is reportedly dating actress Rosario Dawson, who is 22 years younger. The 55yearold Slumdog Millionaire director and Rosario were seen holding hands and sharing a kiss in Brighton Seafront on the south coast of England, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The two met on the sets of Boyle's...
  • 'Mystery woman' chosen to dance: father July 29, 2012

    Bangalore: Father of Madhura Nagendra, the mysterious woman, who gatecrashed into the Indian Olympic contingent's march past at the Opening Ceremony, on Sunday claimed that his daughter was officially selected for a dance performance by show creator Danny Boyle. Dressed in red shirt and blue trouser, Madhura was seen leading the...
  • Wildly creative ceremony opens London Olympics July 28, 2012

    London: The London Olympics blasted off with a highly creative ceremony ever witnessed in the history of the hallowed Games on Friday night. Danny Boyle, one of Britain's most successful filmmakers, who directed "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Trainspotting," had a ball with his favored medium, mixing filmed passages with live action to...
  • Olympics: Opening ceremony sold out July 27, 2012

    London: London 2012 organisers say Friday's opening ceremony is a 60,000strong sellout. British director Danny Boyle's fourhour extravaganza had only 50 tickets remaining, a matter of hours before the ceremony was to begin, said Jackie BrockDoyle, the organisers' communications director. "We had this morning, at about 9 a.m., about 200 tickets left....
  • Opening Ceremony London 2012: What's new July 27, 2012

    London: London, blow our minds. The world city that needs no introduction but could do with an Olympicsized pickmeup in the midst of economic recession launches the 2012 Summer Games with a spectacular opening ceremony on Friday that faces a unique challenge: to be as memorable as Beijing's planetwowing, moneynoobject...
  • Olympics opening at 0130 IST on Jul 28 July 26, 2012

    London: The muchawaited opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics will start from 1:30 a.m. on July 28 IST and will run for no more than three hours. British director Danny Boyle, of Slumdog Millionaire fame, and another famed director Stephen Daldry have conceptualised the opening ceremony. The ceremony, which has been...
  • Olympic opening: a spectacle minus surprises July 24, 2012

    The London Olympics opening ceremony will be a grand spectacle but will it be a surprise? In a word, no. Director Danny Boyle wants the details to stay secret and games chief Sebastian Coe has pleaded for insiders to stop leaking details of the extravaganza. But in the age of camera...
  • 'Trishna' is beautiful yet tragic: Freida Pinto July 15, 2012

    Washington: Freida Pinto, who became an overnight celebrity after the multipleOscar winning 'Slumdog Millionaire', views her new film 'Trishna' as a 'very beautiful and yet tragic' tale of a village girl torn between her traditional upbringing and the dreams of a girl from modern India. Based on Thomas Hardy's classic 'Tess...
  • Rahman composes London Olympics' opening song June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: AR Rahman is set to team up with Hollywood director Danny Boyle again this time to compose a song for the London Olympics' opening ceremony. The music maestro reveals it will be a Punjabi song celebrating Indian influence in Britain. "Clarifying the report on the Olympics track I...
  • We get pigeonholed into typical roles: Dev Patel May 2, 2012

    Mumbai: We remember him as the skinny Jamal from Danny Boyle's Oscarsweeping Slumdog Millionaire. But that was four years ago. Dev Patel recently celebrated his 22nd birthday and is already working in his fourth feature film. While in Los Angeles, Dev engaged in an exclusive phone interview with HitList to discuss...
  • 'Slumdog' star Rubina bags a British film offer March 13, 2012

    London: Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali is reportedly in talks to be part of a small budget British film which will also have Hollywood veteran Anthony Hopkins. The romantic comedy set to be filmed in India, England and Wales later this year is about a young Welsh nobleman who falls...
  • Rahman's 'If I Rise' nominated for WSA August 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Music composer A.R. Rahman's says his composition "If I Rise" from the film "127 Hours" has been nominated for the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA). "'If I Rise' from '127 Hours' nominated for the World Soundtrack Awards in the category 'Best original song written directly for a film'. The...
  • Freida Pinto: I still live out of a suitcase August 5, 2011

    Los Angeles: Indian actress Freida Pinto got her big break when director Danny Boyle cast the exmodel as the love interest in the 2008 Oscarwinning hit 'Slumdog Millionaire.' Now, she's hitting silver screens in her first bigbudget, effectsdriven Hollywood movie. Since then, the 26yearold has appeared on People magazine's 'Most...
  • 'Slumdog...' actor loses home in Bandra fire March 5, 2011

    Mumbai: Child actor Rubina Ali, who featured in the Oscarwinning 'Slumdog Millionaire' has lost her home in the major fire, that gutted several shanties in suburban Bandra. "I have lost everything including the film memorabilia," Rubina said on Saturday. The 12yearold said she was...
  • Oscar mania: Who will bring Oscar home? February 26, 2011

    There's more reason to cheer with two Indians being nominated for an Oscar this year. ...
  • Bollywood wishes Rahman luck for Oscars February 22, 2011

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman has bagged two nominations at the 83rd Academy Awards for his work in Danny Boyle's 127 Hours and the film frat is hoping that the composer triumphs again at the gala event on Sunday. His colleagues and friends wish him luck and are hoping he brings...