Singapore June 2016.

Bader TV News Asia is on the red caret as Hollywood and Bollywood converge at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore when Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and director/producer Ron Howard, along with Irrfan Kahn walked the red carpet and photo call for the highly-anticipated mystery thriller Inferno, which is slated for release in October 2016.

For the third installment of the blockbuster franchise based on Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code, Hanks assumes the role of symbologist “Robert Langdon.” Inferno is the sequel to Angels & Demons (2009).

Hanks commented on the significance of filming Inferno in “extraordinary places.” His director Ron Howard added that there “is a great joy” in making these films as the cast is awestruck by their historic surroundings as they tell the story. Exclaims Howard “I hope the movies are fun to watch because they are fun to make!” Irrfan Kahn emphasized the numerous “layers” within the context of Inferno, spanning “a fast paced thriller…another layer about mystery and symbols and codes…and contemporary issues juxtaposed together… it’s an interesting mix of things!”

To date, the series had taken in more than $1.2 billion. Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist’s adventures wherein Robert Langdon awakes with amnesia in an Italian hospital, then teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s Inferno.

Felicity Jones (Oscar nominee for The Theory of Everything) stars opposite Hanks as Dr. Sienna Brooks. Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, The Lunchbox) takes the role of Harry Sims, also known as The Provost. French actor Omar Sy (The Intouchables, X-Men: Days of Future Past) plays Christoph Bruder. Sidse Babett Knudsen, star of the Danish television series “Borgen,” portrays Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization.

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