Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Ewan McGregor: Amnesty International song, and 'The Corrections' update

Ewan McGregor and other artists record Toast To Freedom 
Amnesty International have released a new song called Toast To Freedom, commemorating the organisation's 50th anniversary.

Dedicated to human rights activism around the world, the song features performances from 50 artists, including Levon Helm, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon and Ewan McGregor.

"Human rights are everybody’s business," said Secretary-General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty.

“I would like to thank all the people who gave their time to make this project happen. I hope Toast To Freedom will become a major source of inspiration in the coming years."

The song is being released to coincide with World Press Freedom Day, with proceeds going to Amnesty International.  
Source: ITN News
Video source: YouTube 

Ewan McGregor pilot 'The Corrections' declined by HBO
HBO have passed on the new Ewan McGregor pilot The Corrections.

Variety reports that the cable network has chosen not to pick up the series, starring McGregor and based on a novel by Jonathan Franzen.

The best-selling novel tells the story of a troubled Midwestern family over a span of several decades, from the mid-20th century to Christmas in the new millennium.

Shot in February, the pilot was directed and adapted by Noah Baumbach, known for his work on the Ben Stiller movie Greenberg.

It featured a cast including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans, Chris Cooper, Greta Gerwig and Dianne West.

McGregor recently starred opposite Emily Blunt in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

He will next be seen in the drama The Impossible with Naomi Watts.

Source: Digital Spy
Also reported by Baltimore Sun 

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