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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 18 November 2018

BBC’s Sherlock on film? Never say never

Also, Lindsay Lohan announces new film; Canadian film Rock Paper Dice Enter set for India release next month; Aamir Khan says Peekay due for Christmas release.
the BBC's successful TV series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, left, and Martin Freeman as Watson, may end up on the silver screen. Colin Hutton / AP / PBS-Hartwood Films for the BBC
the BBC's successful TV series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, left, and Martin Freeman as Watson, may end up on the silver screen. Colin Hutton / AP / PBS-Hartwood Films for the BBC

Will Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman take their Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson act to the big screen? “We don’t rule anything out,” said Sherlock’s co-creator Steven Moffat in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. He added that he likes the idea of showcasing two big-screen stars in a smaller ­medium. “There’s something quite special about the fact that it’s on television, starring those two,” said Moffat. “That wasn’t the case in the beginning. Mark [Gatiss, the show’s co-creator who also plays the role of Sherlock’s brother Mycroft] and I sometimes imagine what would happen if we had written it now and were saying: ‘We’d like Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman for the parts!’” – The National staff

Lindsay Lohan announces new film

Lindsay Lohan, who is attempting a comeback after well-documented battles with drugs and legal troubles, was at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday where she said she plans to produce and star in a film called Inconceivable, set to start filming in March. The producer and financier Randall Emmett said Sundance is “just a special place for us to announce this film”, and called the 27-year-old actress “one of the greatest young actresses of her generation”. Lohan will also help select the director and cast the film, Emmett said, adding that the director will be announced next week. – AP

Canadian film Rock Paper Dice Enter set for India release next month

The Canadian thriller Rock Paper Dice Enter, directed and produced by Canada-based filmmakers of Indian origin, will hit screens in 10 Indian cities on February 7. Directed by Shreela Chakrabartty, the film features the producer and writer Kash Gauni in the lead role. Rock Paper Dice Enter will screen in New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Surat, Pune, Lucknow and Hyderabad as part of PVR Director’s Rare selection, which supports the theatrical release of independent films. The story revolves around the fictitious city of Strathaven, a hub for cyber security and prosperity in North America, where the prevention of a diamond robbery sets off a series of events. – IANS

Aamir Khan says Peekay set for Christmas release

Riding on the success of his December blockbuster Dhoom 3, Aamir Khan took to Twitter early this week to reveal the release date of his new film, titled Peekay, and to plug Salman Khan’s new drama Jai Ho! (out ­tomorrow in the UAE). “Hey guys, PK release date is finally locked ... this Christmas ... my lucky date!!! Jai Ho!!!” Peekay, also starring Anushka Sharma, is a political satire directed by Rajkumar Hirani, who last collaborated with Aamir Khan in 2009 on the film 3 Idiots. – IANS

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