From Maya Rudolph to BTS, Monty Norman to Jonathan Bailey and more stories
Sizzling Samachar of the day
Last Updated: 01.56 PM, Jul 12, 2022
This is Sizzling Samachar on OTTplay , I'm your host Nikhil. News from Hollywood first.
The release of The Last Train to New York postponed
The release of The Last Train to New York, the Hollywood remake of the superhit South Korean zombie film Train to Busan has been pushed to another date. The film was originally scheduled to hit theatres on April 21st next year. The Last Train to New York is helmed by Timo Tjahjanto, whose previous works include May the Devil Take You. Meanwhile, Warner Bros has decided to release another horror film, Salem’s Lot, on the said date. Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, the film is helmed by Annabelle Comes Home director and It writer Gary Dauberman. The film stars Lewis Pullman, Makenzie Leigh, Alfre Woodard, John Benjamin Hickey, Bill Camp, Jordan Preston Carter, and Pilou Asbaek.
Only Murders in the Building to get a third season
The hit mystery-comedy series Only Murders in the Building has been renewed for a third season. The news comes just weeks after the premiere of the second season of the series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. The Hulu series revolves around three individuals who are obsessed with a true-crime podcast and find themselves in a murder mystery of their own. The first two seasons of the show can be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar in India.
Loot renewed for second season
Apple TV+’s ongoing comedy series Loot, featuring Emmy winner Maya Rudolph in the lead role, has been renewed for a second season. The series which premiered on the streaming platform last month has garnered positive reviews from critics and viewers alike. Rudolph plays Molly Novak, a billionaire whose life takes a turn when her husband cheats on her. Created by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard, it also stars Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Joel Kim Booster, Nat Faxon, Ron Funches, and Stephanie Styles.
BTS and Disney join hands
Fans of the South Korean pop icons BTS have news to cheer. The Walt Disney Company and BTS’ Hybe have signed a deal to work together on five projects for Disney’s streaming services. The band members will feature in programmes such as BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage - LA, a concert film on BTS' performance in Los Angeles last year; In the Soup: Friendcation, a travel show starring BTS’s V and his four friends, and BTS Monuments: Beyond the Stary, a docuseries following the journey of the band.
Jonathan Bailey joins Fellow Travelers
Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton in the Netflix series Bridgerton, has been cast in Showtime’s limited series Fellow Travelers. Apart from Bailey, the series also features Matt Bomer and Allison Williams. Based on Thomas Mallon’s novel of the same name, the series is set in McCarthy-era Washington and is centered on the romance between two men.
Fifty Shades of Grey director to helm Amy Winehouse biopic
The biopic on the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse will be helmed by her friend Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is best known for directing Fifty Shades of Grey. Titled Back to Black, the film will trace the highs and lows of the Grammy-winning singer’s career. Matt Greenhalgh has penned the screenplay.
Monty Norman dies at 94
Monty Norman, the composer of the iconic theme song of James Bond films, has passed away. He was 94. A statement posted on his official website stated, "It is with sadness we share the news that Monty Norman died on 11th July 2022 after a short illness."
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