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Check Out These Production Images From ‘The Bodyguard’ – Opens In London Next Week!

There is just over a week to go until the opening of perhaps one of the most anticipated musicals of the year. The Bodyguard was one those films, along with the likes of Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing, which were the ultimate ‘date’ movies during the late 1980s/ early 90′s, and this December 5th, the film based on Lawrence Kasdan scripted 1993 movie, which starred Kevin Costner and the late, great Whitney Houston, takes to the stage at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End.

Heather Headley plays the role of Rachel Marron in the film, while Lloyd Owen plays her bodyguard Frank Farmer. As mentioned above, the musical debuts on stage at the Adelphi on 5th December, and Thn will have the definitive review on the morning of the following day. We can’t wait.

Here’s the full press release, including full cast list and bio, plus some
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Femography: Director Deepa Mehta

Watching many of the major films from Bollywood history, one trend that stands out is the way that the films show a great respect for traditional values while at the same time providing progressive challenges to those values, ultimately earning the support from the keepers of the traditional values. Deepa Mehta, an Indian-Canadian director, takes a much harsher eye to Indian traditions in her most notable films. While she often makes films that, in location or culture, are distinctly Indian, the Western influences are evident. It is likely for this reason that her films have often faced protest and censorship in India.

After a few hard to find films and some work in television, Mehta broke through in 1994 with Camilla, one of the three features directed by Mehta that doesn’t engage with Indian culture. The main focus is on the friendship that develops between a young woman (Bridget Fonda
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Al Pacino To Play Henri Matisse In Deepa Mehta's 'Masterpiece'

Al Pacino To Play Henri Matisse In Deepa Mehta's 'Masterpiece'
Veteran actor Al Pacino is set to portray the lead in "Masterpiece," a film by Deepa Mehta about renowned French artist Henri Matisse, often regarded as one of the greatest 20th century pioneers in painting and sculpture. The story is based on actual events in Matisse's life and will follow the artist's relationship with Monique Bourgeois who was also the painter's model and muse. The project will mark a major step for helmer Mehta--best known for her Elements trilogy: "Fire," "Earth" and "Water"--whose last great venture in Hollywood was an adaptation of Carol Shields' "The Republic Of Love" starring Bruce…
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