Sizzling Samachar of the day - 23rd Feb 2023
Sizzling Samachar of the day
Last Updated: 12.57 PM, Feb 23, 2023
Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news on OTTplay, im your host Nikhil. Top stories first.
Anna Faris and Craig Robinson join My Spy sequel
The sequel to My Spy, the hit comedy starring Dave Bautista, is in development. Bautista recently revealed in an interview with Collider that production for the sequel will commence this month. Chloe Coleman will reprise her role in the new film as Sophie, with Anna Faris, Flula Borg and Craig Robinson joining the cast as new characters. Titled, My Spy: The Eternal City, the plot will revolve around a teenage Sophie and JJ travelling to Italy, only to find themselves in the middle of an assassination attempt. The film will be helmed by Peter Segal.
Robert De Niro and Sebastian Maniscalco play father and son in About My father
Hollywood legend Robert De Niro stars opposite comedian Sebastian Maniscalco in the upcoming film About My father. Directed by Laura Terruso, the film features De Niro and Maniscalco as an Italian father-son duo. The plot revolves around Maniscalco’s character who invites his immigrant father to a party hosted by his future in-laws. The comedy film features an ensemble cast of Kim Cattrall, Leslie Bibb, Anders Holm, Brett Dier, and David Rasche.
Rob Peace adds Camila Cabello to its cast
Popular singer Camila Cabello is set to star in a new feature film, which will be directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Titled, Rob Peace, the film is an adaptation of Jeff Hobbs’ best-selling biography The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League. Ejiofor will also star in the film alongside Jay Will and Mary J. Blige. The film will be Cabello’s second major feature film after 2021’s Cinderella.
HBO Max cancels True Blood reboot
The highly anticipated reboot of the popular TV series True Blood has been cancelled by HBO. The reboot was officially announced in 2020, with Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa roped in to helm the project. The original show’s creator Alan Ball was also attached to the reboot as executive producer. The original series is based on Charlaine Harris’s novels The Southern Vampire Mysteries, which aired between 2008 and 2014 for seven seasons.
Russell Crowe's The Pope's Exorcist reveals new trailer
Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe is set to return to the silver screen in a new avatar as Father Gabriele Amorth, the former Chief Exorcist of the Vatican. Based on Father Gabriele’s real files, the film is helmed by Julius Avery, and will narrate the story of a young boy’s possession and terrifying secret hidden by the Vatican. The horror-thriller titled, The Pope’s Exorcist is set for an April 7, 2023 release.
A new ‘crisis team’ to monitor the Oscars this year after last year’s Slapgate
The organisers of this year’s Academy Awards have set up a new ‘crisis team’ in the hopes of avoiding incidents like last year’s infamous ‘slapgate’. During the 2022 live event, Will Smith took offence to host Chris Rock’s joke and walked on stage and slapped the comedian. Janet Yang, the Academy president, admitted that the response to last year’s slap was delayed.
The new crisis team is an unprecedented move by the organisers and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chief Bill Kramer added that the team “will be prepared for anything”.
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