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Sizzling Samachar: Bill Skarsgård returns as Pennywise in ‘Welcome to Derry’ prequel series; Chris Hemsworth to star in ‘Transformers/G.I. Joe’ crossover movie

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 31st May 2024

Sizzling Samachar: Bill Skarsgård returns as Pennywise in ‘Welcome to Derry’ prequel series; Chris Hemsworth to star in ‘Transformers/G.I. Joe’ crossover movie

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 11.45 PM, May 31, 2024


Welcome to another episode of Sizzling Samachar, I'm your host Nikhil. News from Hollywood up next.

Bill Skarsgård returns as Pennywise in ‘Welcome to Derry’ prequel series

Bill Skarsgård will reprise his iconic role as Pennywise in the prequel series Welcome to Derry, set to premiere on Max in 2025. The series, a collaboration with creatives from the It films including Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, and Jason Fuchs, explores Pennywise's origins before the events of It and It Chapter 2. Andy Muschietti will direct four of the nine episodes. Skarsgård, known for roles in Hemlock Grove and John Wick Chapter 4, also stars in upcoming projects The Crow and Nosferatu, releasing later this year.

Chris Hemsworth to star in ‘Transformers/G.I. Joe’ crossover movie

Chris Hemsworth, known for his role as Dementus in the Mad Max prequel, is set to headline the upcoming Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover film. This project follows Hemsworth's involvement in the Transformers franchise, voicing Optimus Prime in the upcoming animated film, Transformers One. Despite recent challenges with Thor: Love and Thunder, Hemsworth continues to diversify his roles, including upcoming projects like Extraction 3 and Crime 101, alongside Mark Ruffalo. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting crossover, while Hemsworth's current film "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" is currently in theaters.

Mahershala Ali joins cast of upcoming ‘Jurassic World’ reboot

Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali is set to star in the upcoming Jurassic World reboot, marking a fresh start for the franchise. Ali joins a stellar cast including Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Bailey, Rupert Friend, and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the production is gearing up for a start date next month in London, with a release scheduled for July 2, 2025. Ali, known for his roles in Moonlight and Green Book, continues his streak of diverse projects, including the upcoming Hulu miniseries The Plot and Marvel Studios' Blade.

Jeremy Renner joins cast of Rian Johnson's ‘Knives Out’ threequel

Jeremy Renner is the latest addition to the star-studded cast of Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery, the upcoming installment in Rian Johnson's acclaimed mystery franchise. Renner joins Daniel Craig, Josh O'Connor, Cailee Spaeny, Andrew Scott, Kerry Washington, and Glenn Close in the ensemble. Principal photography is set to kick off next month, with plot details tightly under wraps. The film is part of Netflix's contract with Craig, Johnson, and Ram Bergman following the success of the first Knives Out film. Wake Up Dead Man is slated for release in 2025, promising another thrilling adventure for detective Benoit Blanc.

Andrew Koji Joins Prime Video's "Haven" alongside Sophie Turner

Andrew Koji, known for his lead role in HBO's acclaimed series Warrior, is set to play a major recurring role in Prime Video's upcoming heist thriller series, Haven. Joining stars such as Sophie Turner, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, and Archie Madekwe, Koji will portray Daniel Yoshida, a financial investigator brought in to help solve a mystery in this contemporary, high-octane thriller directed by Sam Miller. Haven follows the story of Zara played by Turner and her best friend, workers at a pension fund investment company that falls victim to a gang of violent thieves.

'Hacks' renewed for Season 4

Great news for fans of the hit comedy series Hacks! Max has officially confirmed that the show will be returning for a fourth season. Audiences can expect the comedic duo to navigate new challenges and unexpected twists as Deborah Vance played by Jean Smart and Ava played by Hannah Einbinder dive deeper into the world of stand-up comedy, exploring the intricacies of their mentor-mentee relationship with humor and heart. With the third season currently streaming, viewers are eager to see where the story will take these dynamic characters next.

Pixar expands ‘Inside Out’ universe with Disney+ spin-off

Pixar ventures into new territory with Dream Productions, a Disney+ series set within Riley's mind from Inside Out. The show, announced ahead of Inside Out 2's release, explores the workings of Riley's dream studio, crafting her dreams as she sleeps. This marks Pixar's first animated series, following their critically acclaimed films Soul, Luca, and Turning Red, released on Disney+ amid pandemic disruptions. The move reflects Pixar's desire to explore new storytelling avenues while maintaining a distinction between theatrical releases and streaming content.

‘The Night Manager’ returns with star-studded season 2

As anticipation builds for the sequel to the gripping spy thriller The Night Manager, the ensemble for Season 2 is now complete. Variety reports that Indira Varma, Paul Chahidi, and Hayley Squires join the cast, alongside recent additions Camila Morrone and Diego Calva. Tom Hiddleston reprises his role, while Elizabeth Debicki exits the series. Plot details remain under wraps, but Season 2 is set eight years after the first installment. Production begins later this year for a 2025 release. Varma's addition, known for Game of Thrones, adds to the excitement for this highly anticipated return to espionage intrigue.

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

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