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‘India’s cinema had a big influence on me’

 IANS |  2016-12-23 19:56:28.0  |  Los Angeles

‘India’s cinema had a big influence on me’

Acclaimed Welsh actor Michael Sheen said the cinema of India, including movies by legenadary Indian filmmakers Satyajit Ray and Mira Nair, have had a big influence on him.

“I would love to come and do something in India. It will be amazing. The films from India, the cinema of India has had such a big influence on me, watching Satyajit Ray, Mira Nair films. It is such an incredible country and culture and so I hope that I can come soon,” Sheen said.

Sheen stars in the sci-fi romance movie Passengers, which has Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt in the lead roles.

Passengers, a Sony Pictures Entertainment film, will hit Indian theatres on January 6 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

The movie is about two strangers Jim and Aurora, played by Pratt and Lawrence, who are on a 120-year journey to another planet on a technologically-advanced “cruise-liner” style space ship when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early.

Jim and Aurora are forced to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction as the ship teeters on the brink of collapse, jeopardizing the lives of the several thousand passengers traveling from Earth on the spaceship to the distant planet for starting a new life. Sheen will be seen playing  ‘Arthur’, an android bartender onboard the ship.

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