New film version of George Orwell’s classic1984

George Orwell’s seminal literary work 1984 could be getting a new movie adaptation. The book has been adapted several times in TV and movies, the most recent being in 1984 in a version directed by Michael Radford and starring John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton.

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Dwight moves from The Office to the Farm

The Office’s Dwight Schrute (played by Rainn Wilson) could soon have his own spinoff series entitled The Farm. The spinoff would see  Wilson departing from the Office altogether. The comedy concept is expected to get a test later this season on an episode of The Office.

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South African actors ‘not tall enough to play Nelson Mandela’

The casting of Idris Elba, the English star of The Wire, as Nelson Mandela, in an upcoming film, has caused a row after the casting agent suggested South African actors are not tall enough to play the former South African president.

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South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry wants to deepen film industry presence

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies wants South Africa to “deepen” the presence of the film industry in South Africa. Davies told Parliament’s portfolio committee on trade and industry on Friday that his department wanted locations to “move away from trying to be something else” and for there to be a move into the “industrial…

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