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Sizzling Samachar: Netflix cancels ‘The Brothers Sun’ after one season despite critical acclaim; Dune: Part Two dominates the global box office with $178 million opening weekend

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 4th March 2024

Sizzling Samachar: Netflix cancels ‘The Brothers Sun’ after one season despite critical acclaim; Dune: Part Two dominates the global box office with $178 million opening weekend

Sizzling Samachar of the day

Last Updated: 10.15 PM, Mar 04, 2024


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

Netflix cancels The Brothers Sun’ after one season despite critical acclaim

Netflix has decided to pull the plug on The Brothers Sun after its first season, despite receiving critical acclaim and boasting star-studded performances. The Michelle Yeoh-led drama, which premiered in January 2024, had a solid eight-episode run but struggled to attract a substantial audience. The show, revolving around two brothers in a dangerous gangster family, featured impressive performances from breakout stars Justin Chien and Sam Song Li, alongside Yeoh. Despite positive reviews and spending weeks in Netflix's Top 10, the series failed to garner enough viewership, leading to its cancellation. The Oscar-winner Yeoh has other promising projects lined up, including a Star Trek spinoff and participation in James Cameron's upcoming Avatar instalment.

Dune: Part Two dominates the global box office with $178 million opening weekend

In a triumphant debut, Dune: Part Two directed by Denis Villeneuve, raked in an impressive $178 million globally during its opening weekend, surpassing its predecessor's box office numbers. The film earned approximately $81 million domestically in the US and an additional $97 million from over 70 international markets. The remarkable opening positions Dune: Part Two as a major success, outshining Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, which generated $174 million in its global opening. With exceptional reviews, a 94% Rotten Tomatoes score, and an A CinemaScore, the movie is expected to continue its success, as it opens in China and Japan. Starring Timothée Chalamet, the film is the second instalment of Frank Herbert's iconic trilogy of novels, and it solidifies Chalamet's status as a box office draw.

Kriti Sanon teases song 'Naina' from upcoming film 'Crew'

Actress Kriti Sanon, part of the star-studded cast of the upcoming film Crew alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan and Tabu, has given fans a sneak peek into the song Naina from the movie. Kriti shared a song teaser on her social media accounts, creating excitement among fans. The brief snippet promises a glamorous and lively performance by Kriti, who dons a hot and glamorous look in the teaser. The full song is set to be launched on March 4, and the teaser hints at a collaboration between Diljit Dosanjh and Badshah. Crew, directed by Rajesh A Krishnan and produced by Balaji Telefilms and Anil Kapoor Film & Communications Network, is scheduled to release on March 29, 2024.

Nitesh Tiwari to unveil epic ‘Ramayana’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Sai Pallavi on Ram Navami

Filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari is all set to unveil the much-anticipated project Ramayana on April 17, 2024, coinciding with the sacred occasion of Ram Navami. The magnum opus, rooted in Indian mythology, is expected to star Ranbir Kapoor and Sai Pallavi as Ram and Sita, with Yash portraying Ravana, and Sunny Deol as Hanuman. The announcement is poised to be a grand event, not only revealing the star-studded cast but also outlining the release plans for the ambitious film, which is speculated to be a trilogy. Despite keeping project details under wraps, after five years of rigorous pre-production work, the team is prepared to break their silence and share more insights during the event.

Ekta Kapoor's ‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2’ to showcase Bigg Boss-Inspired tale

The sequel to the game-changing Love Sex Aur Dhokha is set to intensify its narrative with three compelling stories, including one inspired by the popular reality show, Bigg Boss. Produced by Ekta Kapoor in collaboration with Dibakar Banerjee, Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 is scheduled for an April release. The film's intriguing lineup features a story centred around a gamer, inspired by internet sensation Carry Minati, and another narrative intricately woven around the dynamics of the reality show, mirroring the British hit, Big Brother. Excitement looms as the film may include former Bigg Boss 16 contestant Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia and Italian actress Rosanna Elsa Scugugia. With details shrouded in secrecy, the sequel promises to captivate audiences once again under the direction of Banerjee.

Disney+ Hotstar to launch ‘Carry on Jatta 3’ in Hindi on March 15, 2024

Disney+ Hotstar has announced the Hindi release of the Punjabi blockbuster Carry on Jatta 3, featuring Gippy Grewal, on March 15, 2024. The original film, which premiered in Punjabi and later on OTT platforms, garnered immense popularity, prompting the decision to expand its audience base by offering a Hindi version. The trailer, released on March 1, teases a rollercoaster of madness, laughter, and entertainment, promising an uproarious and charming experience. Directed by Smeep Kang and produced by Humble Motion Pictures, the film boasts a stellar cast, including Gippy Grewal, Sonam Bajwa, and Kavita Kaushik, supported by Gurpreet Ghuggi, Nasir Chinyoti, Jaswinder Bhalla, B.N. Sharma, and Karamjit Anmol.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas unveils next Hollywood venture ‘The Bluff’ with Karl Urban

Bollywood and Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas is set to headline the upcoming film The Bluff alongside Karl Urban, the star of the hit Prime Video series The Boys. Directed by Frank E. Flowers, the 19th-century Caribbean-set movie portrays Priyanka as a former female pirate forced to protect her family from her past sins. The project, co-written by Flowers and Joe Ballarini, is backed by AGBO, with Anthony and Joe Russo, Angela Russo-Otstot, Michael Disco, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas as producers. This collaboration marks Priyanka's second project with the Russo brothers after the spy-thriller series Citadel. The Bluff is slated for release on Amazon Prime. In addition to her Hollywood commitments, Priyanka recently joined the Oscar-nominated documentary To Kill a Tiger as an executive producer, set to stream globally on Netflix, and has several other projects in the pipeline, including Heads of State and Jee Le Zara in Bollywood.

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

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  • Written by Apurva Dutta
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