Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 23rd January 2024
Sizzling samachar of the Day
Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news on OTTplay, I'm your host Nikhil. News first from Hollywood.
Amanda Seyfried's ‘Seven Veils’ set for Berlin Film Festival premiere and extended Netflix cut
Amanda Seyfried's film Seven Veils, directed by Atom Egoyan, is set to premiere at the 2024 Berlin Film Festival. The plot follows Seyfried, portraying a director organising an opera revival of Richard Strauss's Salome, intertwining reality and fiction. With a runtime of three hours and 29 minutes for its Netflix release, the extended cut will feature a scene between Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna not included in the theatrical version. A newly released image teases Seyfried's shocked expression, hinting at the film's exploration of complex relationships. Egoyan, impressed with Seyfried's performance, notes her portrayal of a woman dealing with intricate relationships in her past, present, and future. Boasting an 83% approval rate on Rotten Tomatoes, Seven Veils has generated positive buzz, and its festival success may pave the way for a wider theatrical release. The Berlin Film Festival, scheduled from February 15 to 24, will provide a platform for the film to compete alongside other industry heavyweights.
New ‘Jurassic World’ film in the works with original ‘Jurassic Park’ writer David Koepp
Universal is gearing up for another instalment in the Jurassic World franchise, tapping original Jurassic Park writer David Koepp to pen the script. The upcoming film, set to explore a "new Jurassic era," is in development, with a potential release in 2025. While no plot details have been disclosed, it remains unclear if cast members from previous films will return. Producer Frank Marshall, involved in the Jurassic World trilogy, is on board, and Steven Spielberg will executively produce. Koepp, known for his work on the first two Jurassic Park films, brings a seasoned touch to the screenplay, promising a return to the franchise's roots. The last entry, Jurassic World Dominion, achieved financial success in 2022, grossing over $1 billion globally.
Gillian Anderson joins cast of 'Tron: Ares' as production kicks off
The star-studded cast of Tron: Ares adds another luminary with the inclusion of Gillian Anderson, famed for her roles in The X-Files and Sex Education. Directed by Joachim Rønning, the third instalment in the Tron series recently commenced production after delays caused by labour strikes. While Anderson's role remains undisclosed, she joins a stellar ensemble featuring Jared Leto, Evan Peters, Greta Lee, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Cameron Monaghan. Tron: Ares delves into themes of artificial intelligence and the essence of humanity, presenting a fresh exploration of the iconic franchise. With a speculated release in 2025, the film promises a captivating addition to the Tron franchise.
‘Rick and Morty’ Season 8 delayed until 2025, Spin-Off 'Rick and Morty: The Anime' teased
The highly anticipated eighth season of Rick and Morty is set to be delayed until 2025 due to the impact of the Writers Guild of America strike last summer. Despite the setback, fans won't be left without content, as Adult Swim introduces Rick and Morty: The Anime, a spin-off series set to release later this year. The anime adaptation promises a fresh take on the iconic duo's adventures within an anime setting. The short teaser offers a glimpse into this alternate dimension, presenting Rick philosophising about life choices while a perplexed Morty listens.
‘Invincible’ Season 2 Part 2 premieres March 14, 2025, promising intense developments
Get ready for the return of Invincible Season 2 Part 2, set to premiere on March 14, 2025, continuing the thrilling narrative where the first half left off. Following a gripping midseason finale, Mark Grayson faces the aftermath of the Viltrumite battle while confronting looming threats. The season promises to delve into various storylines, introducing new characters and setting the stage for exciting developments in future episodes and seasons. With a star-studded cast, including Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, and more, Invincible has garnered critical acclaim for its animation and storytelling. Stay tuned for the much-anticipated return of this adult animated superhero series on Prime Video.
Netflix's ‘Ripley’ trailer showcases Andrew Scott's talents in a dark psychological thriller
Prepare for a riveting experience as Andrew Scott takes the lead in Netflix's upcoming series Ripley, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley. The trailer introduces us to a psychological thriller, where Scott's character, Tom Ripley, becomes entangled in the wealthy world of Dickie Greenleaf, played by Johnny Flynn. Co-starring Dakota Fanning and Eliot Sumner, the series promises a gripping narrative filled with obsession, suspense, and sinister paths. Ripley is set to premiere on April 4th exclusively on Netflix. Don't miss the chance to witness Andrew Scott's captivating performance in this dark and intriguing tale.
Apple TV+ unveils Sci-Fi thriller ‘Constellation’ starring Noomi Rapace
Get ready for a thrilling ride as Apple TV+ presents Constellation, a sci-fi thriller series premiering on February 21. The show follows astronaut Jo, played by Noomi Rapace, who returns to Earth after a space disaster only to find her life shattered. As she embarks on a quest to piece together the fragments of her existence, Jo unravels the darker side of space travel and confronts a mysterious extraterrestrial element. With a stellar cast, including Jonathan Banks and James D'Arcy, Constellation promises a riveting narrative filled with conspiracies and psychological twists. Don't miss the premiere on Apple TV+ and prepare for an exploration into the unknown.
Sara Ali Khan's ‘Ae Watan Mere Watan’ set to release on March 22
Prepare for an enthralling cinematic experience as Dharmatic Entertainment, the digital arm of Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, gears up for the release of Ae Watan Mere Watan. This much-anticipated period drama, starring Sara Ali Khan, is scheduled to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 22 during the Holi weekend. Ae Watan Mere Watan narrates the captivating true story of Usha Mehta, a young girl who played a pivotal role in India's fight for independence. Sara Ali Khan takes on the lead role, marking her debut in the biographical genre. Directed by Kannan Iyer and written by Darab Farooqui, the film boasts a stellar cast, including Sparsh Srivastava, Anand Tiwari, Benedict Garrett, Alexx O’Nell, and Abhay Verma. To build anticipation, the makers have strategically chosen International Women’s Day, March 8, to unveil the much-awaited trailer. This release marks the beginning of Dharmatic Entertainment's ambitious lineup for 2024, which includes three new web series and the third season of the popular Netflix show, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.
Well that's all we got for today's episode, until the next one it's your host Nikhil signing out.
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