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Sizzling Samachar: Daisy Ridley unveils inspiration behind Neo-Noir thriller 'Magpie'; Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Reunite on Screen After 20 Years for 'Connescence'

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 31st January 2024

Sizzling Samachar: Daisy Ridley unveils inspiration behind Neo-Noir thriller 'Magpie';  Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Reunite on Screen After 20 Years for 'Connescence'

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 11.12 PM, Jan 31, 2024


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

Daisy Ridley unveils inspiration behind Neo-Noir thriller 'Magpie'

Daisy Ridley, renowned for her portrayal in the Star Wars saga, opens up about the inspiration behind her upcoming film Magpie, slated as a noir-thriller blend. Scheduled to debut at SXSW in March, the movie delves into the intricate dynamics between fantasy and reality within a family context. In an exclusive interview, Ridley sheds light on the film's genesis, drawing from her experiences on The Marsh King's Daughter set. Ridley's husband, Tom Bateman, who penned the screenplay, played a pivotal role in shaping the narrative. Magpie explores the repercussions of infidelity and the allure of a romanticized film set on the partner left at home, promising audiences a captivating exploration of blurred lines and complex relationships. Ridley, serving as a producer, expresses both excitement and trepidation about unveiling this unique cinematic experience to audiences at SXSW.

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Reunite on Screen After 20 Years for 'Connescence'

Real-life couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are set to star in the romantic comedy Connescence, marking their on-screen reunion after two decades. Directed by Michael J. Weithorn, the film portrays Bacon as Stan Olszewski, a security guard who intervenes in a robbery at urologist Cynthia Rand's, played by Sedgwick home. As their characters strike up a friendship, the plot unfolds into a comedic exploration of relationships. Weithorn, known for creating King of Queens, both writes and directs the film, which also features Judd Hirsch and Brittany O’Grady. Bacon and Sedgwick, married since 1988, express excitement about collaborating on this project, describing it as "funny, moving, and original." Having previously appeared in several films together, including Pyrates and Murder in the First, their on-screen chemistry adds anticipation to this upcoming romantic comedy.

‘No Entry 2’ to star Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, and Diljit Dosanjh: Report

The much-anticipated sequel to the Bollywood comedy entertainer No Entry is reportedly set to star Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, and Diljit Dosanjh. Directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Boney Kapoor, the original film featured Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, and Fardeen Khan. While there were earlier speculations about retaining the original cast, recent reports suggest a change in plans. Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, and Diljit Dosanjh are said to have expressed excitement about the script and given their nod to the story. The trio's camaraderie, both on and off-screen, is expected to bring a fresh and entertaining dynamic to the sequel. The film is touted to be a hilarious script, and the makers plan to start filming in December 2024, with a grand theatrical release in 2025, marking 20 years since the release of the first part. An official announcement regarding the female cast is yet to be made. Anees Bazmee, known for his expertise in comedy, is set to direct and write the sequel, adding to the anticipation surrounding No Entry 2.

Ranbir Kapoor signs Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Love & War’ on his own terms and conditions – Fixed working hours and 270 days for shoot

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a fan of Ranbir Kapoor's work, has been keen on working with him for a while. Although Ranbir had declined a previous offer for the film Baiju Bawra, he found the script of Love & War appealing and agreed to be a part of the project alongside Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal. Despite the eagerness to work with Bhansali, Ranbir Kapoor has laid down specific terms and conditions in his contract to ensure a comfortable working environment. The actor has requested strict adherence to the timelines of the shoot. The film is set to go on floors in November 2024 and wrap up by July 2025, accommodating Ranbir's other commitments from August 2025. Moreover, Ranbir has insisted on fixed working hours to avoid the erratic schedules he experienced during the filming of Saawariya. This condition aims to ensure a more organized and disciplined working environment on the set. Alia Bhatt reportedly played a crucial role in reconciling any differences between Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. She is credited to have facilitated a meeting between the two and encouraged an open discussion where both parties could express their terms and conditions. Love & War is scheduled to begin filming in November 2024, with a Christmas 2025 release.

Shabana Azmi - Sunny Deol to share screen space for the first time

In a surprising development, acclaimed actress Shabana Azmi is set to share the screen with Sunny Deol for the first time in Raj Kumar Santoshi's film Lahore 1947. This comes after her recent collaboration with Dharmendra in Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. Shabana Azmi plays a crucial role in the movie, portraying the character of a Hindu matriarch in Lahore who refuses to part with her ancestral haveli, even after it is allocated to a Muslim migrant family from India. The film is set against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of 1947. While Shabana Azmi and Sunny Deol aren't cast as romantic leads, their on-screen collaboration adds an interesting dynamic to the movie. Preity Zinta also features in the film as Sunny Deol's significant other. The duo was last seen together in the 2018 film Bhaiaji Superhit. Lahore 1947 promises to be a compelling narrative set in a significant historical period, and the casting choices suggest a unique and powerful portrayal of the characters.

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

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  • Written by Apurva Dutta
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