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‘Pale Blue Dot’: First look at Natalie Portman as controversial NASA astronaut Lucy Nowak

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Noah Hawley’s directorial debut feature ‘Pale Blue Dot’ is currently filming and is scheduled for a 2019 release. It looks likeistributors Fox Searchlight are not quite planning on keeping things hushed up for longer. Take for example the very generous first look they offered of Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman’s character from the movie. Starring in the true story drama as NASA Captain, Portman plays the role of Lisa Nowak, who had made news headlines back in 2007. The reason behind her infamous popularity? She had driven 900 miles from Houston to Orlando with a knife and a BB gun, just to confront a man called Bill Oefelein, and his new girlfriend. Oefelein was her former lover and fellow astronaut.

The film showcases Hawley’s first attempt at directing films, after having created extremely successful dramas for Fox, like ‘Fargo’ and ‘Legion’. He had also directed several episodes on both the shows. And while the directorial debut does seem promising, the all-star cast of the film is equally stellar.

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Joining Portman will Jon Hamm in the role of Oefelein, Hawley’s ‘Legion’ actor Dan Stevens will play the role of Nowak’s husband, Ellen Burstyn, and ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Deadpool 2’ actor Zazie Beetz. Initially, Legally Blonde actress Reese Witherspoon was supposed to lay the role of Nowak, but soon Portman took over from her after she left to film for her show, Big Little Lies. Witherspoon still continues to be a producer on the film though.

The plot of the movie revolves around Nowak, of course. She was a married astronaut when she began an affair with Jon Hamm’s character, after returning home from a space mission. Things go haywire when Hamm’s character starts sleeping with an astronaut trainee – thus triggering a rapid meltdown for Lucy, who as a result of circumstances, starts losing her grip on reality.

What follows is her kidnapping Oefelein’s lover and an ongoing turbulent saga — which probably won’t be portrayed as grittily as the tabloid scandal that had emerged surrounding the story, especially due to Nowak’s alleged use of space diapers.

Production for ‘Pale Blue Dot’ had begun in June and the film is expected to wrap filming in September this year. It is supposed to arrive in theatres sometime in 2019.

Following this project, Portman is also starring for the leading role in Brady Corbet’s music drama ‘Vox Lux’, where she plays the role of a popstar forced to reflect on her legacy. ‘Vox Lux’ is expected to premiere in competition at the 2018 Venice Film Festival.

Apart from this venture, Hawley is busy with creating his comic book movie about Doctor Doom, and also another FX series called The Mastermind, other than the new and upcoming seasons of LEgions and Fargo.

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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