Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News; Pictured: Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy
Kate Hudson & her new film “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” helped to open the 69th Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. The festival will run through September 8 & feature a long list of A-Listers who’ll enjoy the beautiful sights of the classic Italian city. Most cheap-ass Hollywood studios take the far cheaper & more convenient route to fly their stars to Toronto for the city’s annual film festival which happens around the same time, but why hit Toronto when you can splurge on Venice?! For a full list of films premiering over the next week, check here.
As for the festival’s opener, “Reluctant Fundamentalist” brings together Hollywood A-listers like Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber with Bollywood heavyweights Om Puri & Shabana Azmi to tell the politically-charged story of a Pakistani man working on Wall Street. The film is directed by Mira Nair & based on a novel by the same name by Mohsin Hamid. Here’s more info:
A young Pakistani man [Riz Ahmed], graduates from Princeton, and chases corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family’s homeland. Source
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