WEFOUNDHollywood Players The Forties (Encore Film Book Classics 17)


Especially now after the Oscar win for adapted screenplay, there’s definitely been a spike. I think, this week, it’s number nine on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s never been that; it’s never done that before. I’d say in the past year, it’s sold more copies than it did from 2007, when it was first published, up until this year. I’m very grateful the book is finally getting read. It’s been well reviewed, but not well read.

Especially now after the Oscar win for adapted screenplay, there’s definitely been a spike. I think, this week, it’s number nine on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s never been that; it’s never done that before. I’d say in the past year, it’s sold more copies than it did from 2007, when it was first published, up until this year. I’m very grateful the book is finally getting read. It’s been well reviewed, but not well read.

The story follows a team of players, consisting of a con-man , an automobile expert who doubles up as a seductress , an illusionist , an explosives expert , an expert hacker and an actor turned prosthetic makeup artist , who plan to steal gold worth ₹ 100 billion (US$1.6 billion) from a moving train. During the robbery they are double crossed by members of their own team. [10]

Development on the project began in late 2009, when Viacom 18 approached Abbas-Mustan with the idea of remaking The Italian Job into a desi Indian version, and bought the remake rights from the original producers Paramount Pictures . At first Abbas-Mustan were hesitant, but after watching the 2003 remake of The Italian Job they decided it would be a good idea to Indianise it. They spent around a year working on the script and making a few tweaks including two new characters, played by Basu and Deol. [17] [18]

At one point the film had no three male leads and no female lead, which caused the directors to panic, [23] after Kaif also backed out due to date problems. As the directors wanted a younger girl she was eventually replaced by Sonam Kapoor. [32] Kapoor walked out of the film, as the director she was working with on another film titled, Mausam , asked to concentrate solely on his film. [33] [34] However, she was signed again, as she managed to a lot dates, but due to heavy pressure from both projects, she passed out on the sets of Mausam .


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