Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bollywood Remakes 'Good Night, And Good Luck'

MUMBAI, INDIA - In a surprise choice, Dharma Productions has begun filming a remake of George Clooney's Good Night, And Good Luck . The 2005 Oscar-nominated story of CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow's defiance of Senator Joseph McCarthy is being helmed by veteran Bollywood ace VikramBhatt, director of such films as Ankahee and Ghulam. "Of course, my version will be in color," laughed Bhatt. "And there will be a love story with twins, lots of singing plus dance numbers mixing Bhangra folk with a little funk." Starring Aamir Khan as Murrow, Bhatt figures his film will run a little over three hours with intermission. "It's a masala film - real spicy. We've added some disapproving parents and a big martial arts fight in the Senate because the original is, perhaps, a bit talky and slow." Bhatt believes his film, due out in summer 2010, will be a commercial hit and is negotiating for the rights to remake the 1978 film, Reds. "Many famous actors, but, oh my, do they ever talk; no real music and no mix-up with twins. I'll fix that." (Photo:

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