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Sizzling Samachar: Emily Blunt in talks to star in Steven Spielberg's upcoming UFO film; Wes Anderson's next movie just got a major update

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 14th June 2024

Sizzling Samachar: Emily Blunt in talks to star in Steven Spielberg's upcoming UFO film; Wes Anderson's next movie just got a major update

Sizzling Samachar of the day 

Last Updated: 10.12 PM, Jun 14, 2024

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

Emily Blunt in talks to star in Steven Spielberg's upcoming UFO film

Emily Blunt is in early talks to join Steven Spielberg's new UFO film at Universal Pictures, described as a "two-hander" with Blunt taking on one of the two major roles. Spielberg, who conceived the story, will collaborate with writer David Koepp and producer Kristie Macosko Krieger. Spielberg's recent works include the Oscar-nominated The Fabelmans and West Side Story. Blunt, fresh off her first Oscar nomination for Oppenheimer, is known for her roles in Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow, and The Devil Wears Prada. The film's release date is yet to be announced.

Wes Anderson's next movie just got a major update

Wes Anderson has teased his upcoming film, The Phoenician Scheme, which boasts a large, star-studded cast including Benicio Del Toro, Michael Cera, Riz Ahmed, Bill Murray, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, and more. The film has finished filming but lacks a release date and might undergo a title change. Co-written with Roman Coppola, it promises Anderson's signature style with quirky characters and vibrant visuals. Anderson mentioned that many familiar faces from his previous films will return. The movie was filmed in Germany and includes contributions from frequent Anderson collaborators.

Two Apple TV+ stars are circling Kathryn Bigelow's new netflix movie

Idris Elba and Rebecca Ferguson might join Kathryn Bigelow's mysterious Netflix thriller set at the White House. Elba and Ferguson have busy schedules with multiple projects but are considering this new film opportunity. Plot details are under wraps, but it involves a missile threat on American soil. This will be Bigelow's first feature since her 2017 historical drama, Detroit. Elba stars in Apple TV+'s Hijack and Ferguson in Silo. The script, written by Noah Oppenheim, continues Bigelow's collaboration with Netflix after her previous project, Aurora, faced budget disputes. The release date is yet to be announced.

Hunter Schafer joins 'Blade Runner 2099' alongside Michelle Yeoh

Hunter Schafer, known for her role in Euphoria, has joined the cast of Blade Runner 2099, marking the first live-action project from the franchise since 2017. She will star alongside Michelle Yeoh, though details about their roles remain undisclosed. The series, produced by Ridley Scott, will explore humanity through the lens of a futuristic world with replicants. Schafer's casting comes amid delays in the filming of Euphoria's third season, allowing her to take on this new project. Directed by Jonathan van Tulleken and written by Silka Luisa, Blade Runner 2099 will film in Spain and Prague and premiere on Prime Video.

Jodie Comer is learning a new accent for '28 Years Later'

Jodie Comer has revealed that she's mastering the Geordie accent for her role in 28 Years Later, the highly anticipated sequel to 28 Days Later. The film will be shot in Newcastle, differing from the original's London setting. Comer will star alongside Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and the returning Cillian Murphy, with the movie slated for a June 20, 2025 release. Directed by Danny Boyle, this third installment promises to be a significant summer blockbuster, continuing the intense and philosophical exploration of a post-apocalyptic world teeming with fast-moving zombies.

Director Yann demange exits, Halts Production on Marvel's 'Blade' Reboot

Marvel's highly anticipated 'Blade' reboot faces a setback as director Yann Demange exits, leaving production halted and fans in suspense. This marks the second directorial departure from the vampire hunter saga, reportedly due to creative differences. Despite setbacks, Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali remains attached to star as Blade, with Marvel prioritizing quality over rushing the film's release. The screenplay, which has seen multiple iterations, is now under the helm of Eric Pearson. Set for a tentative release date of November 7, 2025, 'Blade' aims to live up to its iconic predecessor while navigating the challenges of development limbo.

'Shōgun' creators say crafting season 2 is "Creative Chaos"

Originally a limited series, FX's Shōgun expanded to two more seasons after rave reviews. Season 2 will delve deeper into history and characters, exploring darker themes and conspiracy theories. Without source material, co-creators Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo, along with executive producer Hiroyuki Sanada, are brainstorming new content inspired by James Clavell's book. Marks describes the process as "creative chaos," while Kondo emphasizes the challenge of uncharted territory. Sanada assures fans that maintaining quality is paramount. Season 1 of 'Shōgun' is available on Hulu, with Season 2 currently in the planning stages.

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

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