Director Danny Boyle quits latest James Bond project

Updated 22 August 2018

Director Danny Boyle quits latest James Bond project

LOS ANGELES: Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007 has been plunged into turmoil as the team behind the 25th James Bond movie announced that Oscar-winning British director Danny Boyle was quitting the project.
Boyle, a longtime fan who included Craig’s Bond in the opening ceremony he directed for the 2012 London Olympics, was reportedly just beginning the casting process for the movie, slated for release at the end of next year.
“Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25,” the site said on Tuesday, referencing the producers and star of the long-running British spy movie franchise.
It was not immediately clear whether Boyle’s exit would delay the production, with filming at Pinewood Studios, west of London, expected to begin in December.
There was no announcement on Boyle’s replacement, but the producers were said to be interested in Scottish director David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water“) and Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner 2049“) before the “Trainspotting” and “Slumdog Millionaire” director was hired.
The film is due for release on October 25 next year in Britain, with Universal handling the international distribution. MGM and EON Productions plan to release it in the US two weeks later.


Priyanka Chopra voices Elsa in Hindi-language ‘Frozen 2’

Priyanka Chopra announced Friday that she will voice the character of Elsa in the Hindi-language version of hit Disney animation film ‘Frozen 2.’ (File/AFP)
Updated 19 October 2019

Priyanka Chopra voices Elsa in Hindi-language ‘Frozen 2’

DUBAI: Priyanka Chopra announced Friday that she will voice the character of Elsa in the Hindi-language version of hit Disney animation film “Frozen 2,” set to be released on Nov. 22.

And what’s more, Chopra’s cousin, Parineeti, will voice the character of Anna, who is played by Kristen Bell in the English-language film.

“Mimi & Tisha are now Elsa & Anna!” Priyanka posted on her Twitter account on Friday. “The #ChopraSisters are finally coming together for Disney’s #Frozen2. Can’t wait for you guys to see us…I mean HEAR us bring these amazing, strong characters to life in Hindi.”

Chopra released a statement about the new film and the character she voices.

“Elsa is a fictional character who’s known to be strongly-opinionated and level headed, traits that I deeply connect with," she said. "This not only made me want to be part of the film, but also gives me a wonderful opportunity to present one of the most-successful animated films to our local audiences.”