From The Kashmir Files to Avatar: The way of water, Vellari Pattanam to Succession and more stories
Last Updated: 11.19 AM, May 10, 2022
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Jason Issacs and Lior Raz join The Crowded Room
The Crowded Room, an Apple TV+ anthology series starring Tom Holland in the lead, has added Jason Issacs and Fauda actor Lior Raz to its cast. Holland’s character Danny Sullivan is loosely based on Billy Milligan, who was the first person to be acquitted of a major crime after being diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder. The series, written and executive produced by Akiva Goldsman, also stars Amanda Seyfried, Sasha Lane, Christopher Abbot, and Emma Laird.
Ahsoka begins production
The production of the Disney+ Star Wars spin-off series, Ahsoka, has commenced. Created by Dave Filoni, who has previously worked on The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the series will feature Rosario Dawson reprising her role as Ahsoka. Hayden Christensen, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Ray Stevenson will also star in the series.
Script of Succession Season 4 almost ready
Jesse Armstrong, the creator of the award-winning series Succession, has revealed that the script for the fourth season of the show is nearing completion. The show centres on the Roy family who are the owners of one of the largest media conglomerates in the world. Meanwhile, Matthew Macfadyen bagged the best supporting actor award at the 2022 BAFTA TV Awards for his portrayal of Tom Wambsgans in the series. Apart from Macfadyen, the show features Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, Alan Ruck, and Hiam Abbass.
David Fincher to direct an episode of Love, Death and Robots Volume 3
Acclaimed filmmaker David Fincher is set to direct an episode of Love, Death and Robots Volume 3. Fincher will reunite with Se7en screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker for the episode titled, Bad Travelling. Based on a short story by sci-fi writer Neal Asher, the episode is centred on a shark-hunting vessel that is attacked by a giant crustacean.
Jodie Comer to star in The End We Start From
Killing Eve star Jodie Comer will star in the film The End We Start From. Directed by Mahalia Belo, the movie is based on Megan Hunter’s novel of the same name. Comer will play a mother who tries to find her way home along with her newborn baby amid an environmental crisis. Benedict Cumberbatch, Comer, Sébastien Raybaud, Cecile Gaget, and Eva Yates will serve as executive producers.
Freddie Highmore and Maisie Williams team up for Sinner v. Saints
The Good Doctor actor Freddie Highmore will star alongside Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams in the upcoming comedy Sinner v. Saints. The Pentaverate and Fleabag director, Tim Kirkby, will helm the film which is based on the Manacled Mormon case involving a former beauty queen who kidnapped a young Mormon missionary. Mark Williams and Andriana Williams are producing the movie.
Trailer of Avatar: The Way of Water released
The first trailer of James Cameron’s highly awaited film, Avatar: The Way of Water, gives a glimpse of the blue waters of Pandora and the Na’vi. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will return as Jake Sully and Neytiri in the film which is expected to release on December 16. Meanwhile, the fourth season of the award-winning HBO series Westworld will drop on June 26. The cast of the series includes Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, and Luke Hemsworth. Mollywood news, The makers of the movie Vellari Pattanam have released a teaser which gives a sneak peek into the humorous exchange between the characters played by Manju Warrier and Soubin Sahir. Mahesh Vettiyaar has directed the movie.
The Kashmir Files banned in Singapore
Singapore has banned The Kashmir Files for its alleged one-sided portrayal of Muslims. However, the recent development trigged a Twitter spar between MP Shashi Tharoor and director Vivek Agnihotri. Tharoor took to Twitter to share the news and said that the film promoted by India’s ruling party has been banned in Singapore. In response to Tharoor’s tweet, Agnihotri commented that Singapore is the most regressive censor in the world, and it even banned The Last Temptations of Jesus Christ. He further said that Tharoor must delete his post for the sake of his ex-wife Sunanda Pushkar, who was a Kashmiri Pandit. The Kashmir Files is set to be released on Zee5 on May 13.
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