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Sizzling Samachar: Netflix's 'Sly' Unveils Sylvester Stallone's Rise to Stardom; Kevin Hart and Chris Rock Join Forces for 'Headliners Only' Documentary on Netflix

Sizzling Samachar of the day - 19th October 2023

Sizzling Samachar: Netflix's 'Sly' Unveils Sylvester Stallone's Rise to Stardom; Kevin Hart and Chris Rock Join Forces for 'Headliners Only' Documentary on Netflix

Sizzling Samachar of the day 

Last Updated: 10.23 PM, Oct 19, 2023


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

Netflix's 'Sly' Unveils Sylvester Stallone's Rise to Stardom

Netflix's upcoming documentary, Sly, shines a spotlight on the remarkable journey of the iconic action star Sylvester Stallone. The film delves into Stallone's relentless determination and the hurdles he overcame in the cutthroat world of Hollywood. Rejected as "uncastable," Stallone turned to scriptwriting, birthing the legendary Rocky series. However, Sly uncovers the personal cost of his stardom, shedding light on his sacrifices, notably in the realm of his family. The documentary offers an intimate look at Stallone, featuring rare footage from his career, as well as insights from rival-turned-friends like Arnold Schwarzenegger and notable filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino. Sly debuts on Netflix on November 3.

Kevin Hart and Chris Rock Join Forces for 'Headliners Only' Documentary on Netflix

Kevin Hart, best known for his comedy albums: Seriously Funny, and Let Me Explain, and Grammy Award winner Chris Rock are teaming up for an upcoming Netflix documentary. Titled Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only, the documentary offers an exclusive look behind the scenes of their joint tour, "Only Headliners Allowed," during which they performed five sold-out shows in New York City. Candid moments reveal their challenging journeys to success and the enduring camaraderie they share. Directed by Rashidi Harper and produced by an array of industry talents, the documentary promises an intimate exploration of these comedy icons. Fans can anticipate its release on Netflix on December 12, 2023, as the two comedians showcase their unique bond and comedic prowess.

New Blood-Splattered Christmas Slasher 'It's a Wonderful Knife' Takes Center Stage

In an unexpected twist for horror enthusiasts, the festive slasher film, It’s a Wonderful Knife, is set to grace theatres this November. Penned by Michael Kennedy best known for Freaky and directed by Tyler MacIntyre, this Christmas-themed slasher promises a gory holiday season. With an R-rating for "bloody violence, drug use, and language," the film offers a sinister spin on the classic It's a Wonderful Life. The plot revolves around Winnie Carruthers, portrayed by Jane Widdop, best known for their performance as Laura Lee on Yellowjackets, who, one year after defeating a serial killer known as "The Angel," finds herself in a parallel universe where he still roams. The movie also stars Joel McHale, Justin Long, Katharine Isabelle, and Cassandra Naud. Given Kennedy's previous success with Freaky, this R-rated Christmas slasher is one to watch when it rings in theatres on November 10, 2023.

David Harbour Leads Star-Studded Voice Cast in 'Night of The Zoopocalypse’

David Harbour, best known for his role in Stranger Things, is taking a unique step into the animated film as part of the voice cast for Night of The Zoopocalypse. This family-friendly comedy, slated for release by the final quarter of 2024, boasts an ensemble of voice actors including Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Scott Thompson, and Gabbi Kosmidis. The film's story revolves around a meteor crash at Colepepper Zoo, unleashing a virus that transforms animals into comical zombie mutants. Gracie, a quirky wolf, teams up with a gruff mountain lion to save the zoo from a zombie apocalypse. The movie promises jump scares, fantastic creatures, and an unforgettable cast of lovable characters, as the directors draw inspiration from classic monster movies. Co-directors Ricardo Curtis and Rodrigo Perez-Castro, known for their work on Ice Age, Rio, and The Angry Birds Movie, will handle the animation for this exciting project. With its promise of humour and adventure, Night of The Zoopocalypse is sure to be a hit for all ages.

Al Pacino to Star in 'Assassination' Under Director Barry Levinson

Director Barry Levinson takes charge of the thriller film Assassination, featuring Al Pacino, in a reunion after their collaboration on Wag the Dog 26 years ago. The movie, originally under David Mamet's direction, explores the alleged involvement of Chicago mobster Sam Giancana in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The star-studded cast includes The Lord of the Rings actor Viggo Mortensen, Emmy award winner Shia LaBeouf, and famous singer Courtney Love alongside Pacino. This fresh perspective on the infamous event portrays it as a mob-orchestrated murder. With Academy Award winner DOP Robert Elswitt, the film promises a visually compelling exploration of this historical moment.

‘BioShock’ Movie Writer Provides Exciting Update on Live-Action Adaptation

The highly-anticipated film adaptation of the beloved video game BioShock is still very much in the works, according to screenwriter Michael Green, who has previously worked on Blade Runner 2049 and Murder on the Orient Express. The project had faced delays due to the Writers Guild of America strike, but now there's fresh optimism surrounding the endeavour. Michael Green has been diligently working with director Francis Lawrence to refine the screenplay, and both remain dedicated to bringing the iconic video game to life on the silver screen. BioShock, originally released in 2007, is set in the 1960s within the submerged, dystopian city of Rapture. The game was highly acclaimed for its moral choices, striking visual design, and philosophical themes. It spawned multiple sequels and became a massive hit in the gaming world. Considering the recent successes of video game adaptations such as Arcane, Castlevania, Cyberpunk: Edgerunner, and The Last of Us, fans can look forward to more updates on this exciting and highly-anticipated project.

Nivin Pauly and Rajit Kapur Join Forces for "Pharma" Web Series on Disney+ Hotstar

In a much-anticipated move, popular Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly is set to make his web series debut with Pharma. Directed by filmmaker P R Arun, the series is already generating significant buzz. What makes this project even more exciting is the return of Bollywood actor Rajit Kapur to the Malayalam film industry after his last appearance in Shyamaprasad's Agnisakshi. Director P R Arun, known for his work on Finals, has expressed his deep connection to Pharma, suggesting that it's a story close to his heart, promising a powerful blend of drama and depth. Pharma is expected to offer a top-tier viewing experience and will be available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar.

Well that's the news for today on OTTplay, Until next time it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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  • Written by Apurva Dutta

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