Desert Dancer is officially on DVD for US and Canada. It has been on DVD for different Regions for a while before it was released here. It’s finally available on Instant Video as well as DVD. You can find it here >> Amazon <<
Nazanin narrated a piece on Fox Sports Live called A Beautiful Game, that premiered tonight. Here is a bit about it, as well as a piece itself.
This summer, on fields throughout Canada, women’s soccer is captivating the imagination of young girls around the world. Thousands of miles away, in the middle of the Jordanian desert, less than 8 miles from the Syrian border, sits a far different field. Here, displaced adolescent girls play a forbidden sport. The field a temporary distraction from the challenges they face every day, and the horrors they’ve overcome. FOX Sports Live brings you the incredible story of A Beautiful Game, a story of resilience, recovery, and hope in a seemingly hopeless place.
EXCLUSIVE: After a heated competition, Homeland star Nazanin Boniadi has scored the offer to play the female lead opposite Jack Huston in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake of Ben-Hur for MGM and Paramount Pictures. Boniadi plays CIA operative Fara Sherazi in the Showtime drama Homeland. She will play Esther in Ben-Hur, the role that Gal Gadot was in discussions before conflicts knocked her out.
The runner up for the role was Sofia Boutella, the young Algerian-born actress who plays the villainess in the Matthew Vaughn-directed Kingsman. Other actresses who did chemistry reads with former Boardwalk Empire star Huston were Israeli actress Moran Atias (The Next Three Days), and Natalia Warner, who wrapped Learning To Breathe. Boniadi is repped by UK-based AKA.
It’s finally here, the trailer for Desert Dancer. It’s the Hong Kong trailer for the movie, it premieres in Hong Kong on the 28th of August. Not sure about other releases at this time. Seeing the US might get a release in March 2015. Will be sure to keep you all updated on that one. Here is a trailer for the movie.
Relativity Media has set a summer limited bow for Desert Dancer, from helmer Richard Raymond. Reece Ritchie and Freida Pinto star in the true story of Afshin Ghaffarian (Ritchie), an Iranian dancer who risked everything to start a dance company amidst the politically volatile climate of the country’s 2009 protests and the nation’s ban on dancing. Pic marks Raymond’s directorial debut and was written by Jon Croker (Paddington) and produced by Pippa Cross, Richard Raymond, Izabella Miko and Luis Astorquia. Desert Dancer will open in select cities on August 15, expanding on August 22.
After guesting on Showtime‘s Homeland this season, Nazanin Boniadi has been upped to regular for Season 4 of the Emmy-winning terrorism drama. Boniadi plays Fara Sherazi, the strong-willed Muslim CIA analyst who Saul (Mandy Patinkin) recruited for her expertise in international banking. Like Carrie (Claire Danes), Fara shares a passion for justice and ends up enlisting her relatives in Tehran to help Carrie’s secret mission in the final episodes of Season 3. Season 4 finds Fara in a key role working for Carrie at the CIA. Boniadi, repped by AKA and Jordan Lee Talent, is currently completing an eight-episode arc on ABC’s Scandal. Her TV credits also include How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy and 24. On the film side, she appeared in The Next Three Days and Iron Man.
While audiences are by now familiar with formulas and templates of romantic comedies, sometimes adding a cultural twist can keep things fresh, and certainly, that’s what writer/director Ramin Niami is aiming for with “Shirin In Love.”
Featuring “Homeland” star Nazanin Boniadi (aka Fara Sherazi from season 3), she plays the titular Shirin, a young Iranian-American living in Los Angeles, long engaged to an Iranian plastic surgeon, who breaks the bonds of loyalty and tradition when she starts seeing another man, starting a culture clash. And in this clip from the film, Shirin is caught in bed shortly after her mysterious lover has left, much to the exasperation of her fiancé.
Co-starring Riley Smith, Amy Madigan, Maz Jobrani and George Wallace, “Shirin In Love” opens on March 14th. Check out the clip and poster for the film below.