Hollywood star Brad Pitt has a 'secret list' of Hollywood actors he won't work with, according to his 'Bullet Train' co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
The 58-year-old has an enviable career working with some of the biggest names, but Taylor-Johnson reckons there are some faces he refuses to film with, reports mirror.co.uk.
The husband of director Sam Taylor-Johnson shared this during an interview for the pair's new film 'Bullet Train', in which they play assassins in Japan.
Speaking about working with the dad-of-six, Aaron said: "He just wants to bring light and joy into the world and be around people who are there to have a good time.
"You work with many actors and after a while you start making notes (like) "I am definitely not working with this person ever again."
"Brad has this list too: the 'good' list and the s*** list," reports Variety.
Having made his debut in Hollywood at 24, Pitt has shared the screen with the great and the good of Hollywood.
He starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood', Tilda Swinton in 'Benjamin Button' and of course his ex-wife Angelina Jolie in 'Mr and Mrs Smith'.
Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016 after just two years of marriage, citing 'irreconcilable differences'.
There were concerns the actress' ex may be thinking of retiring after his latest movie when Brad told GQ he was entering the "last semester of the trimester".
However, when asked by reporters during the premiere whether the movie would be his last, Pitt seemed surprised by the line of questioning.
The inimitable combination of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, who have just wrapped up the film adaptation of the award-winning journalist and bestselling author David Grann's non-fiction book, 'Killers of the Flower Moon', for Apple Original Films, are already onto their next project, says 'Hollywood Reporter'.
The upcoming film is based on another of Grann's riveting stories, the shipwreck mystery thriller 'The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder'.
Set in the 1740s, says 'Hollywood Reporter', Wager's story is set in motion when a patched-together boat with 30 emaciated men land on the coast of Brazil. The men were the surviving crew of the British naval ship, HMS Wager, which was chasing a Spanish vessel and had crashed onto a desolate island in South America's Patagonia region. Their tales of surviving the seas and the elements made them heroes.
Six months later, however, another vessel, even more beat up than the first, ended up off the coast of Chile, this one with three men. These new sailors accused the other men of being mutineers.
As accusations and counter-charges flew, according to 'Hollywood Reporter', the British Admiralty set a special trial in motion to uncover the truth of what exactly happened on the island, exposing a story of not just a captain and crew struggling to survive while battling some the most extreme elements on the planet, but also fighting against their own human natures.
DiCaprio will be coming off starring with Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone and Brendan Fraser in 'Flower Moon', set in the 1920s Oklahoma and depicting the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation.
Scorsese and DiCaprio are one of the great pairings in cinema, and in the last 25 years the two have worked together on six movies that have generated multiple Oscar wins and box-office hits, adds 'Hollywood Reporter'. The formidable list includes 'Gangs of New York', 'The Aviator', 'The Departed', 'Shutter Island' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.
Hollywood icon Demi Moore is gearing up to celebrate her 60th birthday in November. Said she is determined to remain 'desirable' and 'sexy' as she grows older.
According to mirror.co.uk, Moore has shared her thoughts on aging. She hopes to defy the social expectations of older women ahead of her milestone birthday.
While discussing her new collection for the swimwear brand, Moore also shared her thoughts on aging and criticised the idea that women should resign to being old when they reach middle-age.
"It's changing this idea that women become less desirable as we get older. We don't want to look matronly or not feel sexy," she told People magazine.
She added: "When I think of my grandmother at 60, she in a way deemed to be already resigned to being old. But I feel, in so many ways, more alive and present than ever."
The actress said it doesn't mean older women need to always dress in revealing outfits to be sexy, reports mirror.co.uk.
While at her Idaho home with her blended family, daughters Rumer, 33, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 28, plus ex-husband Bruce Willis, 67, and his wife Emma Heming Willis, 46, and children Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8 -- she spends most of her time in casual clothes.
"That's as much me as wearing a super-gorgeous red carpet gown or a chic designer outfit front row at fashion week."
Iti Acharya, is an Indian actress, world peacekeeper, and aspiring producer and humanitarian, who made an outstanding debut at Cannes Film Festival this year. Iti marked her debut in a lilac gown with complete confidence and poise.
She also participated in the opening ceremony at India Pavilion at Cannes wearing a Black Silk saree paired with Traditional Gold temple jewelry, alongside other Indian celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Grammy winner Rickey Kej, AR Rahman, Prasoon Joshi, Shekhar Kapoor and posed with a lot of International Celebrities and watched Tom cruise exclusive Top Gun Maverick special screening.
She was also a guest at Cannes Short Film Festival, Define by glasshouse distribution and an exclusive party at Annex Beach.
Iti shares her reasons for wearing home-based brands on the Red carpet, "Where most of the celebrities choose to wear high-end international brands, I chose homegrown brands like a North-East Indian designer for my second red carpet.
And an iconic white Lehenga by heritage Indian fashions, as a tribute to Bollywood Diva - Sridevi.
I strongly believe that Indian textiles and tailoring are one of the finest in the world. I have a lot of friends in the East and this was the perfect opportunity to give them exposure to the real world. I am really proud of what my fellow Indians are achieving and they deserve to be seen on the Red carpet."
Born in Rajasthan and worked in South Indian films for quite some time, Iti has a soft spot for India as a whole and in an attempt to showcase this love, she has taken to the Global International Platform by bringing it all directions of the subcontinent under one big family.
The music video for BLACKPINK member Lisa's solo song "Lalisa" passed 500 million views on YouTube on Saturday, its management agency said.
The video for the title track of her solo debut album released last September reached the milestone at 5:06 a.m., YG Entertainment said, Yonhap news agency reported.
The video recorded 73.6 million views within 24 hours of its release and 100 million views within two days.
Lisa achieved 500 million views with her music video in the shortest time among K-pop female solo artists.
The four-member BLACKPINK has 32 music videos with more than 100 million YouTube views.
Actress Vaani Kapoor, who will be seen playing a performer in the upcoming film 'Shamshera', has praised her co-star Ranbir Kapoor, whom she called a special actor and her personal favourite.
Vaani says: "I play the character of Sona, the most sought-after traveling performer of India in the 1800s. I have always chosen roles where my character pivots the script in a certain direction and in 'Shamshera' too, Sona plays an important role in building the narrative.
"I'm thankful to Karan Malhotra for seeing me in this role. He held my hand at every step of the way and guided me to bring Sona to life."
The film is set to release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu on July 22. Directed by Karan Malhotra of 'Agneepath' fame, the film marks Ranbir's return to the cinemas after four years since the release of 'Sanju'.
About her character, Vaani reveals, "Sona has strong willpower, she's confident, a go-getter yet has her own emotional vulnerabilities. She's definitely one of the most refreshing characters I have played on screen. I'm amazed teaming up with Ranbir Kapoor - a powerhouse of talent. He's truly a very special actor and my personal favourite."
'Shamshera' revolves around the fictitious city of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shudh Singh. This is the story of a man who became a slave, a slave who became a leader and then a legend for his tribe. He relentlessly fights for his tribe's freedom and dignity. His name is Shamshera.
Actress Ana de Armas took everyone by surprise as she looked every-inch as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe in the latest 'Blonde' trailer.
Netflix has debuted the first evocative footage from Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde'. The movie, based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, is notable for its NC-17 rating, reports 'Variety'.
The supporting cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Adrien Brody, Julianne Nicholson, Xavier Samuel and Evan Williams.
The official 'Blonde' synopsis from Netflix reads: "(The film) boldly reimagines the life of one of Hollywood's most enduring icons, Marilyn Monroe. From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, 'Blonde' blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves."
"Andrew's ambitions were very clear from the start -- to present a version of Marilyn Monroe's life through her lens," de Armas recently told Netflix Queue.
"He wanted the world to experience what it actually felt like to not only be Marilyn, but also Norma Jeane. I found that to be the most daring, unapologetic, and feminist take on her story that I had ever seen."
"We worked on this film for hours, every single day for almost a year," de Armas added.
"I read Joyce's novel, studied hundreds of photographs, videos, audio recordings, films -- anything I could get my hands on. Every scene is inspired by an existing photograph. We'd pore over every detail in the photo and debate what was happening in it."
"The first question was always, 'What was Norma Jeane feeling here?' We wanted to tell the human side of her story. Fame is what made Marilyn the most visible person in the world, but it also made Norma the most invisible."
'Blonde' releases globally on Netflix September 23.
Superstar Kamal Haasan's much-awaited movie, 'Vikram', is all set to become a super-duper hit. The movie, which is slated to be released on June 3 in theatres around the world, has already notched up Rs 200 crore in sales of TV and OTT rights.
Kamal Haasan's 232nd film released to a select audience during the Cannes Film Festival and Umair Sandhu, a critic based out of the UAE, tweeted about it, saying, "It is an earnest and honest effort, a terrific action thriller, with several poignant moments and episodes that leave a stunning impact. If you are in the frame of mind to watch superior quality sensible cinema, go for It #KamalHaasan fans."
In the movie, Kamal Haasan plays the role of Arun Kumar, an agent working for RAW, India's external intelligence agency. He is at times brutal and shows no mercy to criminals.
Musically, too, the song 'Pathala Pathala', written and co-sung by Kamal Haasan and music composer Anirudh Ravichandran, has already become a big hit on YouTube.
Tamil superstar Vijay Sethupathi plays an antagonist in the movie and Malayalam star Fahad Fazil is also in the film in a major role. Another Tamil superstar, Suriya, makes a cameo appearance in the film, which is produced by Kamal Haasan's movie house Raj Kamal and R. Mahendran.
Other actors who play significant roles in the movie are Narain, Antony Verghese, Chemben Vinod, Gayathrie Shankar, Shanvi Srivastava, Shivani Narayanan, Arjun Das and Kalidas Jayaram.
Veteran actor Sam Neill, who is set to reprise his character of Dr. Alan Grant in the upcoming sci-fi adventure film 'Jurassic World Dominion', recently shared his experience of visiting India back in the 90s and how driving down the roads of the country still makes him anxious.
For him, "It was an overload time" in India, as he told the press about his experience shooting in the country and how it continues to bring a smile on his face. He came to India in the 90s to shoot Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' (1994).
Recollecting his experience, he said that "It was beautiful, but it was too beautiful. It was noisy, but it was too noisy. It was colourful, but it was too colourful. All my senses were overloaded the whole time I was in the country."
With a hearty laugh he said further, "I still get anxious when I think of hurtling down Indian roads in one of those sort of 50s Morris taxis, dodging people carrying things, weaving around cars. I would have to close my eyes in cars, because every minute we seem to be close to death. But in India, it seemed completely normal."
Jurassic World Dominion is directed by Colin Trevorrow who wrote the screenplay with Emily Carmichael, and is based on a story by Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly. It is set to drop in theatres on June 10.
On the occasion of the 139th birth anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the first look of the upcoming biopic titled 'Swatantra Veer Savarkar' was unveiled on Saturday. Randeep Hooda plays the title role in the film, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.
Talking about the film, producer Sandeep Singh said: "At a time when films of Harshad Mehta, Vijay Mallya, and Lalit Modi are trending, I am more interested in telling the story of Veer Savarkar's life. He was the first dynamic hero of India and the only man who could have saved the Partition in 1947."
He added: "Through this film, I, not only as a filmmaker but most importantly as an Indian, want to tell the world the facts about Savarkar's struggle. He is the most misunderstood hero and it is high time that we understand him, and moreover celebrate this rebel."
Adding to what Sandeep had to say about the casting of Hooda, co-producer Anand Pandit pointed out: "Randeep has time and again showcased his skill set as an actor and moreover, shown that he can transform into the character he portrays. But in the case of Savarkar, there is an added dynamic because of his uncanny resemblance to the freedom fighter."
He added: "I am a lover of history and excited to have the cinematic privilege to bring to 70 mm the story of a leader whose story must be told."
Director Mahesh Manjrekar noted: "People may have different versions in their mind for Savarkar but as a filmmaker, I'm trying to match the same thought which Savarkar had. So, the character of Savarkar in the film will not be any different from what Savarkar was in real life. He was the iconic freedom fighter and we'll ensure that he's never forgotten ever by any Indian."
Hooda had this to say: "This is a salute to one of the tallest unsung heroes of India's struggle for freedom and self-actualisation. I hope I can live up to the challenge of filling such big shoes of a truly revolutionary and tell his real story which had been brushed under the carpet for so long."
The film is going on floors in August 2022.
The sci-fi action film 'Attack: Part 1', starring John Abraham, will have its OTT premiere on May 27.
'Attack' is the first Indian super soldier film which features high-octane action, romance, and drama. The film, which also stars Jacqueline Fernandes and Rakul Preet, has been directed by Lakshya Raj Anand.
Lakshya has also co-written the film along with Sumit Batheja and Vishal Kapoor. Speaking on the occasion, John said, "'Attack' is and always will be special to me as it is a one-of-a-kind film presenting India's first super soldier. It is an authentic story from our homeland and at par with the globe's best action films. I am glad that we have ZEE5's support in making this film reach action lovers across the world".
The film tells the story of Arjun Shergill played by John Abraham, an Indian army officer who ends up with permanent paralysis neck down after a terrorist attack and loses everything and everyone dear to him, including his love interest, Ayesha played by Jacqueline Fernandes.
Under the command of the newly introduced technology, Intelligence Robotic Assistant (IRA) chip, in the Indian army, designed and implanted by Sabaha essayed by Rakul Preet, Arjun is able to stand up on his feet again with his mission is to save the Prime Minister of the country from a Parliament attack.
Director Lakshya Raj Anand said, "Witness our film Attack's second innings on India's homegrown OTT platform, ZEE5. India's first super soldier is a film made with a lot of heart, blood, sweat and tears and we hope our efforts reach more and more people via its digital premiere and entertain them thoroughly. Get ready to Attack".
The film, produced by Jayantilal Gadda's Pen Studios, John Abraham's JA Entertainment and Ajay Kapoor Productions, will drop on OTT platform ZEE5 on May 27.