Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 17th November 2023
Sizzling Samachar of the Day
Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news on OTTplay, I'm your host Nikhil. News from Hollywood first.
Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell heat up the screen in steamy Anyone But You trailer: A rom-com filled with laughter and love
The eagerly-awaited romantic comedy, Anyone But You, unveils its enticing new trailer, providing a more extensive and steamier preview of the film’s central themes. Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell lead the cast, portraying Bea and Ben, former flames coerced into feigning a romantic relationship at a destination wedding. The trailer follows the playful banter between Sweeney and Powell, offering insights into their characters’ dynamics while on a flight to the wedding. As the plot unfolds in Australia, they navigate comical and awkward situations, agreeing to pretend to be a couple to ward off their exes. Directed by Will Gluck, known for hits like Friends With Benefits and Easy A, the film promises a blend of humour and romance. Originally set for December 15, the theatrical release has been rescheduled to December 22, just in time for the holiday season, featuring a stellar cast including Dermot Mulroney, Alexandra Shipp, among others.
*‘Frozen 4’ confirmed in development as Disney expands Arendelle Universe
The frosty world of Arendelle is set to expand as Disney CEO Bob Iger announces the development of Frozen 4, following the success of the first two films. While Frozen 3 is currently in production, the news of a fourth instalment was revealed during promotion for the "World of
Frozen" expansion at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. With Elsa and Anna’s saga becoming a top priority for Walt Disney Animation Studios, the announcement aligns with the studio's focus on sequels, including Toy Story 5 and a second Zootopia movie. Although release dates for these sequels are yet to be disclosed, the continued success of the Frozen franchise underscores Disney's pursuit of billion-dollar box office hits.
‘Grey's Anatomy’ and ‘Abbott Elementary’ set exciting 2024 season premiere dates
Get ready for more medical drama and classroom antics as ABC announces the midseason return dates for two fan-favourite shows. Grey's Anatomy is set to resume its run on March 14, with the potential return of Meredith Grey adding to the anticipation. Meanwhile, the successful comedy Abbott Elementary overcame strikes and is scheduled to premiere new episodes on February 27, kicking off its third season with a special hour-long episode. As viewers head back to the hospital and school, the announcement promises a blend of drama and laughter in the upcoming seasons of both shows. Additionally, the network drama 9-1-1 is making its ABC debut on March 14, featuring first responders facing unpredictable dangers in a new setting. The unusual season of television, impacted by strikes, is set to unfold with exciting developments in the ABC lineup.
‘Archie’ trailer reveals Jason Isaacs as Cary Grant in captivating biographical drama series
BritBox and ITV are set to unveil the riveting journey of Cary Grant's rise from poverty to Hollywood stardom in the upcoming biographical drama series, Archie, starring Look Away actor Jason Isaacs. The visually striking trailer, released by BritBox, teases the life and legacy of the iconic actor, born Archibald Alec Leach. The four-part series, premiering on December 7, will delve into Grant's early years, stage name, failed marriages, and his retirement from the film industry. With an impressive cast, including Calam Lynch as the young Archie and executive producers Jennifer Grant and Dyan Cannon (Grant's daughter and ex-wife, respectively), Archie promises an authentic and captivating recounting of Cary Grant's extraordinary life.
Julianne Moore stars in steamy teaser for Mary & George, a 17th century political drama set in England
Julianne Moore takes on the role of the ambitious Mary Villiers in the enticing teaser for the upcoming Starz miniseries, Mary & George. Set in 17th-century England, the seven-episode drama explores the captivating relationship between Mary's son, George, and King James I. George, portrayed by Nicholas Galitzine, rises to power and becomes a favourite of the monarch, leading to a journey filled with political intrigue, ambition, and tragic outcomes. Based on real historical figures, Mary & George promises a sexy and bloody portrayal of this tumultuous period in British history. The series is set to premiere in 2024, offering a gripping blend of drama and historical intrigue.
Karan Johar and Sara Ali Khan to debut Ae Watan Mere Watan first Look at 54th IFFI Goa, spotlight on Usha Mehta's freedom struggle.
Karan Johar and Sara Ali Khan are set to unveil the much-anticipated first look of their upcoming film, Ae Watan Mere Watan, at the 54th International Film Festival of India in Goa on November 21. The film features Sara Ali Khan in the role of freedom fighter Usha Mehta, who ran an underground radio station called Congress Radio during the Quit India Movement of 1942. The radio station played a crucial role in disseminating uncensored news and information banned by the British government. Directed by Kannan Iyer, the film is slated to release on Amazon Prime Video. Incidentally, the festival will also feature the premiere of the Salman Khan-backed thriller-drama Farrey on the same day, along with screenings of other unreleased Indian films and masterclasses by prominent figures in the industry. Michael Douglas will be awarded the prestigious Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award this year.
Merry Christmas release date shifted: Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi’s much-awaited film to release on January 12, 2024
The highly-anticipated film Merry Christmas, directed by Sriram Raghavan and starring Vijay Sethupathi and Katrina Kaif, is now set to grace the silver screen on January 12, 2024, after being postponed from its initial release date of December 15, 2023, in both Hindi and Tamil. In a joint statement, the film’s makers expressed their deep affection for the project and their unwavering commitment to delivering an exceptional cinematic experience. Citing a crowded last two months of 2023 with back-to-back releases, they decided to extend the season of joy and bring the film to theatres in the new year. Merry Christmas is a collaborative effort combining the creative vision and expertise of Tips Films and Matchbox Pictures.
Well that's all we got for this episode, until the next time it's your host Nikhil signing out.
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