Thursday, 8 January 2015

“I ruined 15 takes!”

“I ruined 15 takes!” says Gwyneth Paltrow talking about the ordeal of shooting with the handlebar moustache of Johnny Depp in the upcoming action-comedy Mortdecai, which is distributed by Kinesis Films in India

Johnny Depp’s handlebar moustache in his next, the upcoming spy thriller, Mortdecai distributed by Kinesis Films Pvt. Ltd, gave a lot of grief to his co-star, Gwyneth Paltrow on screen and off-screen. Paltrow plays Depp’s leggy wife in the action-comedy releasing in India on January 23rd.

Charlie’s biggest weakness is his beloved and luscious blonde wife, Johanna, played by Paltrow. Johanna and Charlie have been together since college. She is quite posh and certainly more clever than Charlie.

Coming between the couple is Charlie’s latest attachment—his new moustache. “He’s grown this moustache while she’s been away. She is appalled by it. She tries to get past the moustache, but she just can’t. She finds it physically revolting and it almost makes her throw up.” Paltrow explains.

She adds, “Filming those scenes was categorically the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do—to get through it without breaking (the moustache) was so hard! I think I ruined 15 takes!”

“I believe the moustache is a metaphor for what’s going on in the marriage. Something on the surface seems off, but really there’s much more underneath. Their relationship is charming though. They’re cut from the same cloth. They have a lot of fun and there’s a very strong chemistry that has kept them together all these years,” concludes Paltrow.

Juggling some angry Russians, the British MI5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
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Notes to the Editor
About Kinesis Films
Kinesis Films is a fully owned subsidiary of Cinema Capital Venture Fund and was incorporated in 2009. The company is one of the leading distribution companies in India with over 11 films released so far in 2014. The Kinesis brand is designed for blockbuster content and has accordingly built relationships with key film industry people and made its associations with leading production houses like  Arbaaz Khan Productions, Ajay Devgn FFilms (Ajay Devgn), Prakash Jha Productions (Prakash Jha) and Filmkraft Productions (Rakesh Roshan). Its next release in Hindi is the Sonam Kapoor starrer Dolly Ki Doli.
It has been associated with many prestigious film projects like All The Best,Aarakshan, Chakravyuh, Bol Bachchan and mega blockbuster Krrish 3.  
The company is looking to expand its footprint into the Hollywood segment. This year Kinesis has distributed Godzilla, Step UP All In and have 3 more Hollywood releases lined up after Mortdecai in FY 14-15.
About Cinema Capital
Cinema Capital is an investment advisory company that manages CCVF Scheme 1, India’s first SEBI registered venture capital fund focused on the film and entertainment sector.

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