Stars rain in Singapore

Stars rain in Singapore

Following hot on the heels of Team Captain America, Oscar winner Tom Hanks and Oscar-nominated comedienne Melissa McCarthy will be in Singapore this month for a series of publicity events at Marina Bay Sands.

The two stars are joined by directors Ron Howard, Paul Feig and Antoine Fuqua.

All of them will be here from June 12 to promote their movies and to kick off fund-raising efforts for Marina Bay Sands' annual Sands for Singapore charity festival.

McCarthy and Feig are part of the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot starring an all-female lead cast, which includes Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The original blockbuster 1984 movie starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.

Hanks, a two-time Best Actor Oscar winner for Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994), has teamed up again with Howard for the new mystery thriller, Inferno.

The adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling 2013 novel of the same name features Professor Robert Langdon, a character that Hanks has played twice, in the hit films Angels & Demons (2009) and The Da Vinci Code (2006).

Fuqua, best known for the actioner, Training Day (2001), which won Denzel Washington a Best Actor Oscar, will be promoting his remake of The Magnificent Seven.

The movie, a reboot of the 1960 western of the same name, will star A-listers such as Washington and Chris Pratt, as well as Ethan Hawke and South Korean hunk Lee Byung Hun.

This article was first published on June 3, 2016.
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