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India releasing updates
By Patrick Frater
Wed, 06 June 2012, 16:43 PM (HKT)
PVR Pictures, the distribution arm of exhibition group PVR Cinemas, has picked up Indian releasing rights to Moonrise Kingdom, the Wes Anderson film that was the opening event at last month's Cannes festival.
The chain, which is this weekend releasing one of the most anticipated Indian films of the year, the Dibakar Banerjee-directed political thriller Shanghai, has not yet set a release date for Moonrise.
Also on its slate are acquisitions Shark Night 3-D, Step Up Revolution and Breaking Dawn part II.
The release of erotic thriller, Jism 2 (pictured) is to be brought forward by a week and will now go out on 27 July instead of 3 Aug. The move by the Bhatt family of producers is seemingly to avoid a direct clash with comedy Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum from the Balaji Pictures stable.
Jism 2 is making the most of having cast Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone opposite male hunk Randeep Hooda, and this week director Pooja Bhatt announced that all the lingerie used in the production is to be auctioned off – for charity of course.