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Sizzling Samachar: Melissa McCarthy brings holiday magic in 'Genie' trailer; Mark Wahlberg-led spy comedy 'The Family Plan' sets December release date

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 2nd November 2023

Sizzling Samachar: Melissa McCarthy brings holiday magic in 'Genie' trailer; Mark Wahlberg-led spy comedy 'The Family Plan' sets December release date

Last Updated: 10.13 PM, Nov 02, 2023


Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news, I'm your host Nikhil. News from Hollywood up next.

Melissa McCarthy brings holiday magic in 'Genie' trailer

In the upcoming Peacock film, Genie, Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy takes on the role of Flora, a magical genie who turns the life of a man called Bernard Bottle around. Portrayed by Emmy-nominated actor Paapa Essiedu, Bottle is depicted as a man whose life is falling apart. While enduring a painful trial separation, he is also a victim of job loss. A chance encounter with Flora offers promise as she has the power to realise all his wishes, leading to a series of hilarious modern-day adventures. With a supporting cast that includes talents such as standup-comedian Marc Maron, Remember Me actor Tate Ellington, and others, Genie promises to be a classic holiday fairytale about the power of friendship and family. The film is set to premiere on November 22, just before Thanksgiving, on Peacock.

Mark Wahlberg-led spy comedy 'The Family Plan' sets December release date

Apple Original Films has announced that their upcoming spy comedy, The Family Plan, starring  Mark Wahlberg, will be available to stream on Apple TV+ from December 15. The film follows Wahlberg as a former assassin who must protect his family while they believe they're on vacation. The movie also features Mission Impossible actress Michelle Monaghan, French actor Saïd Taghmaoui, The Protégé actress Maggie Q, and more. New images from the film showcase Wahlberg and Monaghan as a couple, navigating the challenges of family life amid dangerous threats. Directed by Simon Cellan Jones, produced by Skydance, and with a script by David Coggeshall, The Family Plan promises an exciting and humorous adventure.

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt shine in action-packed 'The Fall Guy' first look

The highly-anticipated big-screen adaptation of the classic TV series, The Fall Guy is here. Set to release on March 1, 2024, the film stars Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt and promises to stay true to the source material while catering to a modern audience. Directed by David Leitch, the movie follows Gosling as Colt Seavers, an aging Hollywood stuntman who becomes entangled in a thrilling adventure when the star of a sci-fi western film goes missing. The film pays homage to real-life stunt performers, utilizing practical effects and authentic action sequences.

James Wan teases AI Evolution in 'M3GAN 2.0' Sequel

Producer James Wan revealed exciting details about the upcoming M3GAN 2.0 sequel, which explores the ever-evolving world of AI. The first film, M3GAN, raised concerns about AI’s role in storytelling, and the sequel delves deeper into the AI universe. Wan emphasises the importance of using AI as a tool, not the sole guiding principle, as it struggles to capture the nuances of human experience. M3GAN 2.0 promises to reflect on the changing landscape of AI and its impact on the entertainment industry, continuing the story’s exploration of AI in the world of horror.

DC Extended Universe (DCEU) movies, including 'Justice League,' to be available on Netflix in December

Netflix is set to expand its superhero catalogue by adding several DC Extended Universe (DCEU) titles to its library starting December 1. Viewers can enjoy films like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman, making Zack Snyder’s vision and the DCEU more accessible to the public. Other titles joining the lineup include Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey. While Justice League and Wonder Woman 1984 will also be available on Netflix, it’s important to note that the theatrical cut of Justice League will be available to stream, with the Snyder cut available on Max. The DCEU franchise continues to expand, with new projects on the horizon.

A24’s 'Death of a Unicorn' adds Will Poulter, Téa Leoni, and Anthony Carrigan to star-studded cast

A24’s Death of a Unicorn has completed filming and expanded its star-studded cast, featuring new additions like Midsommar’s Will Poulter, Madam Secretary actress Téa Leoni, and Barry actor Anthony Carrigan, alongside lead actors Paul Rudd and Wednesday star Jenna Ortega. The film explores a unique premise where a father and daughter accidentally end up killing a unicorn, setting off a series of unforeseen consequences. Directed by Alex Scharfman, the film is characterised as a fantasy black comedy. Notably, A24 was able to continue production amid the SAG-AFTRA strike. John Carpenter, the master of horror, will compose the film's score, along with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. The release date for Death of a Unicorn is yet to be announced.

Ravi Teja and Gopichand Malineni join forces for explosive action entertainer

Ravi Teja and director Gopichand Malineni, a successful duo known for their previous collaborations such as Don Seenu, Balupu, and Krack, have joined forces for their fourth venture. The film, an explosive action entertainer, recently commenced production with a traditional pooja ceremony. Selvaraghavan, an acclaimed Tamil filmmaker, is set to play a pivotal role in the movie, and actress Indhuja Ravichandran has also joined the cast to play a significant role. Ravi Teja’s character promises to be unlike anything he has ever done before, with power-packed dialogues that are sure to captivate the audience. The film is expected to feature thrilling action sequences that will set a new standard for Telugu cinema.

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

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Written by Apurva Datta

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