Candids of Mischa grabbing take out at Izakaya and heading to a friend’s house in a cab have been added. Also added a little still from Bhopal with thanks to Maz!
A new article has recently been published with Bhopal film-maker Ravi Kumar. The article talks about several elements of the movie including possible release date time frames, premiere ideas, storyline and general conceptual chit chatter. Its a very interesting read for those of us looking forward to seeing Mischa in this film
London-based Ravi Kumar revisits the tragedy of the gas leak in his new film
In his apartment in London, film-maker Ravi Kumar sat glued to the television as the kickers revealed the verdict on the Bhopal tragedy. “We are very disappointed and shocked at hearing the lenient verdict given to the staff of Union Carbide. The US bosses of Union Carbide have not even been prosecuted. This is not a good precedent for future cases,” says Kumar via email. He is still seething in anger about the Bhopal High Court’s decision to acquit former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson, but there are pressing matters at hand — Kumar is in final stages of post-production work of his film, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain.
The film, made on a US $12 million (approx. Rs 55 crores) budget, dramatises the events leading up to the tragedy on the night of December 3, 1986, when plumes of toxic MIC gas leaked from the Union Carbide factory, killing and maiming thousands. The film, with an international cast of Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton and Kal Penn from Hollywood , and Rajpal Yadav, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Akhil Mishra from India, will be ready for release in December.
“We want to premier the film on the 26th anniversary of the disaster but, being an international film, the release dates will be decided by individual distributors,” adds 39-year-old Kumar, who has co-written the script with British scriptwriter David Brooks Miller.
Kumar, a virtually unknown filmmaker despite three previous films, is also a trained pediatrician. He was born and raised in Bhopal but settled in London many years ago. He made his first short film in 1999.
Source: Indian Express
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A new movie role has recently been announced with Mischa in the lead. The film is titled Engram and is based upon a book of the same name written by Keith Baker. The movie is currently in development so no other casting has been revealed yet. There is however a plot summary which you can read below:
A young female doctor wakes from a coma four years after a near-fatal car crash and begins to investigate the driver’s death at the scene. As she tries to unravel a past she can’t remember, she gradually uncovers a deadly conspiracy. Now under increasing threat, a darker question begins to form – what was her own involvement in the events leading-up to that night?
The film is a UK/Germany co-production with Mischa’s mum Nuala Barton acting as executive producer. The film genre is listed as a medical conspiracy action/thriller.
Hopefully we get more information soon!
Brand new trailer for Mischa’s upcoming drama Don’t Fade Away co-starring True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten has surfaced online. Check it out below along with other media from the movie. I am dying to see this!!! Doesn’t look like a release date has been announced yet though.
Additionally, the official Don’t Fade Away website has now launched. The site features stills and a preview of one of Mischa and Ryan’s scenes. Make sure to visit.
Mischa’s promotional stills from the movie have been uploaded, check them out here.
Several different albums from some of Mischa’s recent movies have been updated with behind the scenes photos of Mischa taking pictures with crew and fans. Big thanks to Maz for sending these through! Here is what has been added:
– Behind the Scenes on Homecoming
– Behind the Scenes on Don’t Fade Away
– Production Stills on Bhopal
– Behind the Scenes on Bhopal
Here is an extended promo for Mischa’s upcoming movie Don’t Fade Away. The film also stars Ryan Kwanten from True Blood as well as Beau Bridges and Ja Rule. This promo goes for almost 10 minutes so its essentially an overview of the entire movie.
In the spirit of Halloween, screencaps from Mischa’s recent horror/thriller “Homecoming” have been added. Big thanks to Maz for capping!
Title: Assassination of a High School President
Starring: Mischa Barton
Released: 6th October 2009
SRP: $24.96 (DVD)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced DVD ($24.96) and Blu-ray ($34.95) releases of Assassination of a High School President which stars Mischa Barton, Reece Thompson, and Bruce Willis. Each will be available to own from the 6th October. Extras will include a filmmakers commentary, deleted scenes with optional commentary, extended and alternate scenes with optional commentary, and alternate opening sequences with optional commentary. The DVD artwork is attached: