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Prabhudeva and Regina Cassandra
Prabhudeva and Regina have been roped in for director Don Sandy’s upcoming coming-of-age film titled Flashback. The film will see Prabhudeva play a writer and Regina, a teacher. The film will also mark Telugu actor Anasuya Bharadwaj’s foray into Tamil cinema.
The release date of Showtime’s upcoming anthology series Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber has been set for February 27 next year. The first season will be inspired by Mike Isaac’s book based on the rise of Uber. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the CEO and co-founder of the company, Travis Kalanick. The show will also feature the likes of Uma Thurman and Kyle Chandler, among others.
House of Cards creator Beau Willmon is set to develop a series along with Jordan Tappis on the 1MDB corruption scandal in Malaysia. It is based on the best-selling book 'Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World’, written by Wall Street Journal reporters Tom Wright and Bradley Hope.
Netflix is working on an expansive new universe of films and TV shows involving Power Rangers with Jonathan Entwistle at the helm. The new universe will be brought to life by eOne Entertainment and will feature original stories based on popular Hasbro board games Dungeons & Dragons and Monopoly.
A film on the 1998 virtual band Gorillaz is in the works at Netflix. Singer-songwriter Damon Albarn confirmed the news recently. Gorillaz consisted of Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band also had animated characters who used to dwell in their own fictional universe.
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings season 2 will begin filming in the UK. Few locations like the Bray Film Studios and Bovingdon Airfield have been shortlisted for the shoot. The first season was entirely shot in New Zealand (much like the films themselves). Season 2 will begin pre-production in 2022.
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