Movie news recap: ‘White Lightnin' wins at 11th Mumbai Film Festival

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The movie news recap for November 6 features the Best film winner at the Mumbai international film festival and Disney's christmas international release. 

‘White Lightnin' wins at 11th Mumbai Film Festival
Dominic Murphy's "White Lightnin" won the Best Film in the International competition at the Mumbai Film festival in India. Other winners include Edward Hogg who won Best Actor for the same movie and Paprika Steen who won Best Actress for her role in "Applause."
Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan grabbed the lifetime achievement award while the international lifetime award was presented to Theo Angelopoulos.

Disney's ‘A Christmas Carol' first extensive 3D release
The Disney adaptation of Charles Dicken's novel ‘A Christmas Carol' will experience the widest worldwide release for a 3D movie this weekend. After a premiere in London with the film cast, the film goes on to release in Spain on November 13, in Japan on November 14 and in France on Christmas day.
http://disney.go.com/AChristmasCarol

Thursday's news:
Hopkins as Hemingway in Andy Garcia film

Andy Garcia's long-term project, Hemingway & Fuentes, about Ernest Hemingway's years in Cuba, will set sail now that Anthony Hopkins and Annette Bening are set to star. With these actors aboard, the film seeks a distributor at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California,
The story chronicles ‘Papa' Hemingway's 20-year love affair with Cuba and his friendship with his friend, Gregorio Fuentes, a fisherman, who inspired the classic 1952 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Old Man and the Sea.

Wednesday's news:
Paramount and Kingston to release movies on USB drives

Paramount Studios have signed a deal with Kingston Flash, the memory products company to soon offer movies on portable USB drives. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will be one of the first movies to be released on a 4GB USB stick and will sell for a retail price of $29.99.

Tuesday's news:
Brand new trailer for 'The Wolfman'

The Wolfman starring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt has a new trailer that is thrilling and scary.

The new trailer shows del Toro in the role of Talbot, a haunted nobleman, who returns to his family estate after being cunningly lured there when his brother dies. He soon discovers that something or someone with a thirst for blood and incredible strength has been killing villagers.

Monday's News
Sony cancels This is It pre-Christmas DVD release

Sony Pictures has cancelled the DVD release of Michael Jackson's This is It scheduled for a pre-Christmas launch, owing to theater owners and executives at Sony pointing out that this would keep fans away from the cinemas. The launch has now been moved to the new year and the film has an extended four-week run in theaters.

The movie of footage of Jackson during rehearsals for his last concert has gathered more than a $100 million worldwide, reported movie entertainment website Hollywood.com.

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