Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 19th December 2023
Sizzling Samachar of the Day
Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news, I'm your host Nikhil. News from Hollywood next.
Netflix expands ‘Peaky Blinders’ universe with two spin-offs
Netflix is set to breathe new life into the acclaimed British crime drama Peaky Blinders by developing two spin-off series. Following the ambiguous conclusion of its sixth and final season in 2022, the streaming giant plans a sequel set in Boston and a prequel centred around Polly Gray. The Boston sequel may unravel the tale of US crime boss Jack Nelson, who previously clashed with the Birmingham gang. Simultaneously, the prequel will likely delve into Polly Gray's past, exploring the character's history. Her character was killed off in the story after actress Helen McCrory tragically passed away in 2021. These spin-offs mark Netflix's ambitious move to expand the beloved Peaky Blinders universe, promising viewers a deeper exploration of the show's captivating narratives and characters.
‘Chainsaw Man’ movie unveils teaser for riveting anime adaptation
The fervour surrounding the acclaimed anime Chainsaw Man is set to intensify with the announcement of an upcoming movie. Following the widespread success of the anime, which garnered praise for its unique premise and shocking narrative twists, fans can now anticipate a cinematic experience with Chainsaw Man –The Movie: Reze Arc. The movie revealed during Jump Festa 2024, will delve into one of the manga's intricately crafted story arcs, focusing on the character Reze. As fans eagerly await news of a second season, the movie serves as a tantalizing glimpse into the intense, blood-filled world of Chainsaw Man. With a teaser trailer already released, the film promises to add depth to the narrative, introducing elements of romance and exploring the complex relationships within the series. While the release date remains undisclosed, the anticipation for Chainsaw Man – The Movie: Reze Arc is undoubtedly building.
Daniel Kaluuya unveils riveting dystopian thriller "The Kitchen" in Netflix trailer
In the dystopian chaos of a crumbling London, Daniel Kaluuya steps into the directorial realm with The Kitchen, a gripping action film set to debut on Netflix on 19 January 2024. The trailer paints a bleak picture of a society plunged into financial turmoil, where survival hinges on daring heists and thefts. Kaluuya, making his directorial debut, takes audiences on a riveting journey as ex-con Izi, played by rapper-turned-actor Kane Robinson, attempts to forge a new life for himself and his son amidst the anarchy of the Kitchen. The film promises intense action, internal conflicts, and a narrative underscored by chosen family bonds.
Historical thriller ‘Firebrand’ with Jude Law and Alicia Vikander sets summer release date
Firebrand, the highly anticipated historical thriller starring Jude Law and Alicia Vikander, is set to hit theatres on June 21, 2024. The film, based on Elizabeth Fremantle's novel Queen's Gambit, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was acquired for North American distribution by Roadside Attractions and Vertical. Directed by Karim Aïnouz in his English-language debut, Firebrand unfolds in the last months of Henry VIII's life and explores the tumultuous relationship between Henry (played by Law) and his sixth wife, Katherine Parr (Vikander). The narrative delves into the chaos and political intrigue of the time, with a stellar cast that includes Eddie Marsan, Sam Riley, Simon Russell Beale, and Erin Doherty. Despite mixed reviews, especially concerning the story's complexity, Firebrand promises a compelling historical drama with Law's performance earning praise. As the film gears up for its summer release, audiences can anticipate a riveting portrayal of the turbulent final days of one of history's most iconic figures, Henry VIII.
Jonathan Majors fired at Marvel, found guilty of harassment, assault
Disney and Marvel have severed ties with actor Jonathan Majors following his legal troubles, which involved domestic battery charges and subsequent guilty verdicts on two misdemeanour counts of harassment and assault. Majors, known for his role as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and in the TV series Loki, faced legal issues that led to his arrest in March 2023. With the termination of his partnership with Disney and Marvel, the upcoming film slate for the Marvel Cinematic Universe will undergo significant changes, as Majors’ character Kang was set to be the next major villain of the MCU after Josh Brolin’s Thanos. Michael Waldron, the writer behind Loki, has been enlisted to create a new draft for the affected projects, with the role also expected to be recast. Despite the setback, Disney and Marvel plan to proceed with their upcoming films, aiming for a replacement for Majors in due course.
Neha Dhupia to make International film debut in ‘Blue 52’ directed by Ali El Arabi
Indian actor Neha Dhupia is set to make her international film debut in Blue 52, directed by Egyptian filmmaker Ali El Arabi. The film, set against the backdrops of Kochi, India, and Qatar, promises to showcase a never-before-seen avatar of the actress in a character. The story revolves around Ashish, who, isolated by his father at the age of 9, grows up on an island near the backwaters of Kochi. At the age of 22, Ashish leaves home, in the hopes of meeting his idol, Lionel Messi, at the World Cup in Qatar 2022, leading to self-discovery and finding his passion. Neha Dhupia expressed her excitement about the international debut, describing the journey as magical and transformative. Director Ali El Arabi praised Dhupia's dedication to the role and highlighted the collaborative spirit of international cinema in crafting the film. Blue 52 is presented by Ambient Light, with Ali El Arabi serving as director and producer.
Deepika Padukone in talks with Netflix for drug mafia-themed web project
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is reportedly in talks with Netflix for an upcoming web project centred around the drug mafia culture in India. The project, described as a "mega-action thriller," has piqued the interest of the actress, and discussions are underway to fit it into her schedule. The film is expected to delve into the drug mafia culture from a female perspective and will feature action sequences. If all goes well, the shooting is anticipated to commence early next year. Padukone, who made her OTT debut last year with Gehraiyaan, has recently gained attention for her performances in major Bollywood hits such as Pathaan and Jawan.
Well that's all we got for this episode, until the next time it's your host Nikhil signing out.
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