James Marsden and Darren Aronofsky might have a lot of things going on for them (Marsden with Westworld and Aronofsky with Jackie) at the moment, but the two Americans are making time for a visit to Singapore this week. Now in its 27th year, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) will see a slew of celebrities gracing the red carpet at Marina Bay Sands. Apart from Marsden and Aronofsky, you'll also get to see acclaimed talents such as Michelle Yeoh and Simon Yam. That is, if you're lucky.
Successful in franchises such as X-Men, Superman Returns and rom-coms such as 27 Dresses, The Notebook and Enchanted, Marsden comes to us thanks to IWC Schaffhausen, who continues their official partnership with the festival. As the watch brand's ambassador, Marsden will be attending the SGIFF Benefit Dinner.
Also attending this exclusive soiree is Aronofsky, who's hot on the heels of the trailer releases of Jackie, which he's producing. A name behind films such as Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, the director and producer lends his craft to the Natalie Portman-led film about Jackie Kennedy and her life following the assassination of her husband and then president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. You'll also get to pick his brains at the masterclass to be held in ArtScience Museum.
Meanwhile, you can also try to catch a glimpse of the James Bond girl and The Lady herself. As Marina Bay Sands rolls out the red carpet at the Sands Theatre Foyer on the opening night of 23 November, you'll see Yeoh, who remains one of the most recognisable Asian actresses of our generation. Also look out for veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam, who's in town for the Silver Screen Awards at Marina Bay Sands' Grand Theatre Foyer on 3 December, where he'll be accepting the Cinema Legend Award.
Singapore International Film Festival will run from 23 Nov to 4 December. For more details, click here.