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From Delroy Lindo to Gamanam, Kal Penn to Arcane and more - Sizzling Samachar of the day - 22nd Nov 2021
Nikhil Kumar
Nov 22, 2021
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Welcome to Sizzling Samachar of the day on OTTplay, I'm your host Nikhil.

Sizzling news first up,

Delroy Lindo

Delroy Lindo has come aboard Disney’s Blade Reboot, where he will share the screen with Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali. The film will see Ali in the titular role of the half-vampire, half-mortal hero, but Lindo’s role has not been specified yet. Mogul Mowgli helmer Bassam Tariq has been roped in to direct the feature. 


Nithya Menen and Shriya Saran’s upcoming Telugu movie Gamanam is slated to hit the screens on December 10. The anthology film also stars Tamil actor Kamal Haasan’s brother Charu Haasan, Shiva Kandukuri, Priyanka Jawalkar and Suhas and has been helmed by debutant director Sujana Rao. 

Sterling K Brown

Searchlight Pictures has nabbed the rights to The Defender. Sterling K Brown will play the lead Scipio Africanus Jones, an African lawyer and philanthropist. E Nicholas Mariani has penned the script. The Defender sees Jones’ career-defining case where he was the attorney for eighty-seven men accused of the murder after the 1919 Elaine race riot and massacre in Arkansas. 

Kal Penn

Kal Penn is set to feature in the FX comedy Belated, where the actor plays Owen, a 40-something man who is navigating his sexuality after his divorce from his wife. In fact, Penn came out recently, stating that he was engaged to his partner of 11 years. He is presently an executive producer on Comedy Central’s holiday film Hot Mess Holiday. 

Emmy Awards

A new branch of Emmy Awards categories called the Children’s and Family Awards has been announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences or NATAS. It will be the first new category since 1979 and follows an agreement between the New York and Los Angeles based NATAS on the subject.

Matrix re-release

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the first film from the Matrix franchise, titled The Matrix originally released in 1997, will be re-released in Indian theatres on the 3rd of December. It will be released ahead of the highly anticipated fourth instalment of the franchise, Matrix Resurrection, which will premiere on the 22nd of December. 

Arcane season 2

The surprise anime hit of the year, Arcane, has been renewed for a second season by Netflix and Riot Games. The show based on the popular video game League of Legends will have Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell, and Katie Leung reprise their roles as the main characters. 

Well, thats the Sizzling Samachar for today , I shall be back again with more news from the world of movies and entertainment. Until then its your host Nikhil signing off.

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