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4/4/2009 12:00:00 AM
ITS A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE
The team behind BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM is delighted to announce the cast for Gurinder Chadha's next feature, IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE. The comedy about an Indian mother who takes her obsession with marriage into frighteningly funny territory started filming in London on 28th March 2009 and will be prepared for an early 2010 release.
The international cast includes the legendary Indian actor, Shabana Azmi (FIRE, GODMOTHER, ARTH, MADAME SOUSATZKA), Golden Globe winner, Sally Hawkins (HAPPY GO LUCKY), Sendhil Ramamurthy (HEROES), BAFTA-nominated Zoe Wanamaker (HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE), Jimi Mistry (EAST IS EAST, THE GURU, ROCKNROLLA), BAFTA-nominated Sanjeev Bhaskar (THE KUMARS AT NO. 42), Mark Addy (THE FULL MONTY), Ray Panthaki (EASTENDERS) and Goldy Notay making her film debut. The film also reunites the cast of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM including Shaheen Khan (BRITZ), Ash Varrez (BHAJI ON THE BEACH) and Adlyn Ross (SHIFTY).
Gurinder Chadha comments: ''What a huge treat to be working with such a great ensemble of actors. Nothing excites me more as a director than to take a group of actors from such different places and put them all in the same movie with very funny and quite moving consequences.'
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Chadha's body of work, including BHAJI ON THE BEACH, ANGUS, THONGS and PERFECT SNOGGING, BRIDE & PREJUDICE and BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, has found her international acclaim and made her a popular household name around the world.
Billed as MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING meets SHAUN OF THE DEAD, IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE will be produced and directed by the BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated Chadha, who has also written the screenplay with her longstanding writing partner and husband, Paul Mayeda Berges.
The film is being co-produced by the AIM-listed The Indian Film Company (TIFC) and Bend It Films in association with Studio 18.
HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales and distribution.