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Sizzling Samachar: Julia Garner joins Josh Brolin in director Zach Cregger's next horror thriller 'Weapons'; Ishana Night Shyamalan's ‘The Watchers’ reschedules premiere date to June 7

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 25th April 2024

Sizzling Samachar: Julia Garner joins Josh Brolin in director Zach Cregger's next horror thriller 'Weapons'; Ishana Night Shyamalan's ‘The Watchers’ reschedules premiere date to June 7

Sizzling Samachar of theDay 

Last Updated: 10.30 PM, Apr 25, 2024


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

Julia Garner joins Josh Brolin in director Zach Cregger's next horror thriller 'Weapons'

Adding another layer of anticipation to Zach Cregger's upcoming horror flick Weapons, Emmy-winning actress Julia Garner has been confirmed to join the star-studded cast, which already includes Josh Brolin. Scheduled to commence filming in May in Atlanta, the production is set to run through June and July. With Cregger at the helm, supported by a team that brought success with Barbarian, and Brolin's first foray into horror following his triumph in Dune: Part Two, expectations are soaring. Garner's involvement further elevates the excitement, marking another significant milestone in her burgeoning career. She was recently cast as the Silver Surfer in Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.

Ishana Night Shyamalan's ‘The Watchers’ reschedules premiere date to June 7

Ishana Night Shyamalan's highly anticipated directorial debut, The Watchers, originally slated for June 14, is now set to hit theatres on June 7. Based on A.M. Shine's novel, the film stars Dakota Fanning as Mina, a young woman caught in a mysterious forest. Amidst unforeseen threats, Mina navigates alongside strangers, pursued by enigmatic creatures each night. With its rescheduled release, The Watchers promises to deliver a riveting narrative that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. The film's premise, coupled with Shyamalan's distinct storytelling style, sets the stage for a captivating cinematic experience. As anticipation builds for its premiere, The Watchers stands as a must-watch addition to the summer movie lineup, offering a compelling blend of horror, fantasy, and mystery.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jodie Comer, and Ralph Fiennes to star in Danny Boyle's zombie thriller '28 Years Later'

Sony Pictures is resurrecting the zombie apocalypse with 28 Years Later, a new instalment in the acclaimed franchise helmed by Danny Boyle. Set to ignite a new trilogy, the film has enlisted powerhouse talents Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Ralph Fiennes, as reported by Deadline. While plot details remain shrouded in mystery, fans of the original 2002 film are buzzing with anticipation about this continuation. Cillian Murphy, executive producing the project, has sparked rumours of a potential return to the screen, adding to the excitement. With Boyle at the helm and Civil War director Alex Garland penning the screenplay, 28 Years Later promises to deliver another gripping chapter in the saga. Comer, Taylor-Johnson, and Fiennes bring their star power to the forefront, ensuring an electrifying cinematic experience. As production gears up, audiences eagerly await further updates on this thrilling undead adventure.

'Blood Meridian' film adaptation enlists John Logan, promising majestic vision

In a significant development for fans of Cormac McCarthy's revered novel Blood Meridian, award-winning writer John Logan has been tasked with adapting the dark masterpiece for the silver screen. Teaming up with director John Hillcoat and producer Keith Redmon under New Regency, Logan's impressive track record, including his work on Gladiator, positions him as the perfect fit for this ambitious project. Set against the backdrop of historical conflicts along the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, the film promises to capture the brutal and harrowing essence of McCarthy's narrative. While details about the cast and release date remain under wraps, the enthusiasm of the creators, coupled with Logan's reverence for the source material, suggests an unforgettable cinematic experience in the making.

Amy Adams set to lead new drama ‘At the Sea’ from ‘Pieces of a Woman’ filmmakers

Amy Adams, the esteemed six-time Academy Award nominee recognised for her multifaceted performances, is slated to lead At the Sea, a forthcoming drama from renowned filmmakers Kornel Mundruczó and Kata Wéber, best known for their work on Pieces of a Woman. Adams portrays Laura, who returns home post-rehabilitation to confront the complexities of her past and redefine her identity amidst the familiar backdrop of her family's seaside retreat. Scheduled to commence production in Boston this June, At the Sea promises a compelling exploration of human emotions and relationships under Mundruczó and Wéber's direction. Produced by Hammerstone Studios, Ryder Picture Company, and AR Content, the film adds to a lineup of innovative projects, including Boy Kills World and Don't Move.

Kate Beckinsale leads stellar cast in kidnapping drama 'Stolen Girl' directed by James Kent

Kate Beckinsale, Scott Eastwood, and James Cromwell are set to star in Stolen Girl, a kidnapping drama directed by James Kent, known for his work on Testament of Youth and The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister. Inspired by the true story of Maureen Dabbagh's relentless pursuit of her kidnapped child, the film will commence production in Italy with a budget of $25 million. Beckinsale takes on the role of Maureen, supported by Eastwood and Cromwell. The screenplay, penned by Rebecca Pollock and Kas Graham, promises to deliver a gripping narrative under Kent's direction.

Jake Gyllenhaal's ‘Presumed Innocent’ series premieres earlier on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has rescheduled the premiere of Presumed Innocent, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, moving it from June 14 to June 12. The show, set in the Chicago Prosecuting Attorney's office, explores the aftermath of a murder accusation against one of their own. Gyllenhaal stars as Chief Deputy Prosecutor Rusty Sabich in this adaptation of Scott Turrow's bestselling novel. The series will debut with two episodes on June 9 at the Tribeca Film Festival, followed by new episodes every Wednesday for six weeks. The production boasts a star-studded cast including Ruth Negga, Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel, Peter Skarsgaard, O-T Fagbenle, and Renate Reinsve. This marks Gyllenhaal's first significant television role in 30 years, and the series is executive produced by Gyllenhaal himself and J.J. Abrams.

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