Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 30th January 2024
Sizzling Samachar of the Day
Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news, I'm your host Nikhil. News first from Hollywood
Milly Alcock secures ‘Supergirl’ role in James Gunn's DCU Film
Milly Alcock, known for her breakout performance in HBO's House of the Dragon, has been cast as Supergirl in James Gunn’s upcoming DC Universe movie, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow. Alcock was picked ahead of Emilia Jones and Meg Donnelly for the coveted role. The film, based on a 2022 comic book series and written by Ana Nogueira, will feature Alcock portraying a darker and more hardcore version of Supergirl, deviating from the traditional portrayal of the character. The movie, part of Gunn's and Safran's new DC Universe projects, is highly anticipated, and Alcock's performance is expected to add a unique dimension to the superhero narrative.
Sony resumes development of El Muerto, the first Latino-led Marvel film
Sony has revived the development of El Muerto, the first Latino-led Marvel film after it was previously removed from the release calendar. The superhero flick, based on Marvel Comics' character Juan-Carlos Estrada Sanchez, was initially set to star Bad Bunny in the lead role. However, following delays and Bunny's departure from the project, Sony is now actively seeking a new star for the film. Directed by Mexican filmmaker Jonás Cuarón, El Muerto explores the world of professional wrestling, combining it with superhero elements. The character inherits a special mask granting superhuman abilities, offering a unique cultural perspective within the Marvel Universe.
Ayo Edebiri exits ‘Thunderbolts’ due to scheduling conflicts, Geraldine Viswanathan steps in
Ayo Edebiri, known for her role in Hulu's The Bear, has exited the cast of Thunderbolts due to scheduling conflicts. Geraldine Viswanathan, recognised for her work in The Beanie Bubble, is set to replace Edebiri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film. The plot of Thunderbolts revolves around a team of powerful vigilantes led by Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. The film features returning characters like Yelena Belova, Red Guardian, Bucky Barnes, Ghost, Taskmaster, and the U.S. Agent. Directed by Jake Schreier, Thunderbolts is scheduled for release on July 25, 2025.
Hayley Atwell to lead voice cast in Duncan Jones' Sci-Fi Film ‘Rogue Trooper’
Hayley Atwell is set to lead the voice cast in Duncan Jones' animated sci-fi film Rogue Trooper. The film, based on the British comic, has completed principal photography and is expected to be released next year. The voice cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, Daryl McCormack, Reece Shearsmith, Jemaine Clement, Matt Berry, Diane Morgan, Alice Lowe, Asa Butterfield, and Sean Bean. Rogue Trooper is animated using Epic’s 3D tool Unreal Engine 5. The story, known for its political and brutal themes with a touch of humour, is set on the war-ravaged planet Nu-Earth and follows the Genetic Infantrymen, with Rogue Trooper seeking justice.
James Gunn reveals progress on ‘Peacemaker’ Season 2
James Gunn has shared an update on the progress of Peacemaker Season 2, stating that he has almost finished writing the eighth episode. Gunn mentioned that most of his recent days were spent on pre-production work for Superman: Legacy and writing for Peacemaker Season 2 in the evenings and mornings. The post on Threads also revealed that this weekend was dedicated to almost finishing episode 8 of Peacemaker. Gunn had previously mentioned that the other seven episodes of the second season have already been written. While Peacemaker Season 2 does not have a release date yet, fans can anticipate a new mission for the vigilante character. However, Gunn has not provided clarity on how Peacemaker’s from the now-defunct DCEU will be incorporated into the new DCU.
Pakistani singer Atif Aslam to return to Bollywood after 7 Years
Pakistani singer Atif Aslam is set to make a comeback to Bollywood after a hiatus of seven years. He will be lending his voice to an upcoming song for the movie Love Story of 90's (LSO90's). The film is produced by Sangani Brothers Motion Pictures, directed by Amit Kasaria, and features Adhyayan Suman alongside Miss Universe Diva, Divita Rai. Atif Aslam, known for his soulful voice, has a history of delivering hit songs in Bollywood, including "Pehli Nazar Mein," "Tera Hone Laga Hoon," and "Jeena Jeena." The producers of LSO90's believe that Atif Aslam's musical compositions are widely distinguished, and they consider his return to Bollywood music as a significant moment. The Sangani brothers, producers of LSO90's, expressed their excitement about Atif Aslam's comeback, stating that he was impressed with the film's storyline and cast ensemble. They see his return as a moment of pride and joy for them and anticipate that the song will be a hit in 2024. In addition to Atif Aslam, the movie's music will feature other top singers, including Udit Narayan, Amit Mishra, and Aman Trikha, who have sung a song dedicated to Ganpati Bappa. The producers are optimistic that the film's album will be one of the finest in 2024.
Netflix to release ‘The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth’ docu-series on February 23, 2024
Netflix has announced the premiere date of the highly anticipated docu-series, The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth. The series is set to release on February 23, 2024, and it will delve into the infamous Sheena Bora murder case that captured the attention of the nation in 2015. The docu-series is expected to shed light on the scandalous events surrounding the case, with a particular focus on one family's darkest secrets. The story revolves around Indrani Mukerjea, who is accused of orchestrating the murder of her daughter, Sheena Bora. The case had numerous twists and turns, making it one of the most talked-about criminal investigations in India. In a bold move, Indrani Mukerjea herself will break her silence for the first time in the docu-series, providing unprecedented access to her perspective on the events. This comes after the release of her memoir, Unbroken: The Untold Story, in 2023, where she shared details about her life and six years in prison. Now out on bail, Indrani Mukerjea's participation in the documentary promises a unique and personal account.
Makers begin the countdown for Allu Arjun's ‘Pushpa 2: The Rule’ with a special poster
The much-awaited film, Pushpa 2: The Rule, featuring Allu Arjun, is set to release in the second half of 2024. To build anticipation, the makers have initiated a countdown, marking "200 Days to go" with a special poster. The poster was shared on digital platforms and features the iconic silhouette of Allu Arjun as Pushparaj, the character he portrayed in the first instalment, Pushpa: The Rise. The film, directed by Sukumar, is expected to continue the journey of Pushparaj after he rises to power as a formidable gangster in the initial instalment. Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil are also part of the cast, playing significant roles in the movie. The production of Pushpa 2: The Rule is in full swing, and the makers are leaving no stone unturned to make it one of the biggest films of 2024. Allu Arjun, who received a National Award for his performance in the first film, will reprise his role as Pushparaj. With the countdown officially started, fans can expect more updates and promotional activities leading up to the grand release of Pushpa 2: The Rule on Independence Day, August 15, 2024.
Well that's all for this episode, until the next one its your host Nikhil signing out.
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