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Sizzling Samachar: Andrew Scott joins star-studded cast of 'Knives Out 3'; Jennifer Love Hewitt teases return in 'I Know What You Did Last Summer 4'

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 29th May 2024

Sizzling Samachar: Andrew Scott joins star-studded cast of 'Knives Out 3'; Jennifer Love Hewitt teases return in 'I Know What You Did Last Summer 4'

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 12.17 AM, May 30, 2024


Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news, I'm your host Nikhil. News first from Hollywood

Theo James and Aaron Taylor-Johnson to star in David Mackenzie's WWII heist film 'Fuze'

Theo James is set to star in David Mackenzie's upcoming heist movie, Fuze, alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Filming begins in July. Set in post-WWII London, the story follows an evacuation triggered by an unexploded bomb found at a construction site. James and Taylor-Johnson's roles are currently undisclosed but we’re stoked that Mackenzie, known for Hell or High Water and Under the Banner of Heaven, will direct this thriller. James recently starred in Netflix's The Gentlemen, while Taylor-Johnson will be seen in the upcoming Kraven. No release date for Fuze has been announced at the moment.

Andrew Scott joins star-studded cast of 'Knives Out 3'

Andrew Scott, known for his roles in Ripley and Fleabag, joins the cast of the third Knives Out film, titled Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery. He will star alongside Josh O’Connor and Cailee Spaeny, with Daniel Craig returning as iconic detective Benoit Blanc. Directed and written by Rian Johnson, who will also co-produce the project along with Ram Bergman. The plot remains under wraps, but it's hinted that this will delve into Blanc's "most dangerous case yet." The Knives Out franchise has been highly successful, with the first two films receiving critical and commercial acclaim. The third instalment doesn’t have a release date yet but is set for a 2025 release.

Jennifer Love Hewitt teases return in 'I Know What You Did Last Summer 4'

Jennifer Love Hewitt is eager to reprise her role as Julie James in I Know What You Did Last Summer 4, slated for a summer 2025 release. In a recent interview, Hewitt expressed excitement and nervousness about returning to the iconic horror franchise. Although the film is still in early development, Hewitt looks forward to portraying a more mature and empowered version of her character. The new instalment also aims to bring back Freddie Prinze Jr. as James Bronson. The original 1997 film and its sequels remain fan favourites in the slasher-thriller genre.

George Miller plans Black-and-White version of 'Furiosa'

George Miller has announced the release of a black-and-white version of his upcoming film Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, following his similar treatment of Mad Max: Fury Road. Titled Tinted Black and Chrome, this alternate cut of Furiosa is already complete. Miller expressed a particular fondness for black-and-white filmmaking, noting its dramatic and elemental qualities. Furiosa serves as a prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, with Anya Taylor-Joy starring as a younger Furiosa and Chris Hemsworth as the warlord Dementus. The film details Furiosa's journey and her interactions with key characters like Immortan Joe. The black-and-white version's release details are yet to be announced, but it may follow a similar release pattern to Fury Road's later anthology edition. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is currently in theatres.

Max announces 'City of God' sequel series: 'The Fight Rages On'

Max unveils City of God: The Fight Rages On, a sequel series spanning six episodes, set to premiere in August. Produced by Fernando Meirelles, director of the original film, it reintroduces characters like Buscapé and Berenice while exploring themes of privilege and police brutality in the early 2000s. Flashbacks from the original movie offer context, maintaining continuity. Directed by Aly Muritiba, the series promises a contemporary take on societal issues. Anticipation is high among fans of the acclaimed 2002 film, eager to revisit the gritty world of Cidade de Deus through this new narrative lens.

Yellowstone spin-off gains momentum: Rip, Beth, and Kayce set to return

The highly-anticipated Yellowstone spin-off gains traction as Cole Hauser, Kelly Reilly, and Luke Grimes near final deals to reprise their roles as Rip Wheeler, Beth Dutton, and Kayce Dutton. With franchise creator Taylor Sheridan leading the charge, the sequel series promises to delve deeper into the Dutton family saga. Speculation surrounds the potential involvement of Matthew McConaughey and Michelle Pfeiffer, contingent on their approval of the spin-off's creative direction. Development hinges on the conclusion of Yellowstone's final season, influencing narrative choices and character trajectories.

Neha Sharma leads Indian adaptation of UK show '35 Days'

Prepare for a gripping saga as Neha Sharma has been confirmed to headline 36 Days, the official Indian adaptation of the acclaimed UK series 35 Days. Directed by Vishal Furia, the series promises a thrilling narrative filled with suspense and mystery. Joining Sharma are talented actors like Purab Kohli, Shruti Seth, Chandan Roy Sanyal, and more. Produced by Applause Entertainment in collaboration with BBC Studios India, 36 Days explores themes such as portraying characters with dark secrets and betrayal. Watch the teaser for a glimpse into the suspenseful journey ahead.

Well that's all we got for this episode, until the next time it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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