From Ariana DeBose to Ted , David Bowie to Kristen Stewart and more stories
Last Updated: 11.21 AM, Apr 14, 2022
Sizzling Samachar of the day
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Ted prequel series announced
Acclaimed actor, filmmaker, and comedian, Seth MacFarlane, is set to helm a prequel series to the hit adult comedy film Ted. Set in 1993, the story will be about the foul-mouthed talking toy bear, Ted, and his best friend John Bennett. Max Burkholder will essay the role of a 16-year old John, previously played by Mark Wahlberg in the films. Giorgia Whigham and Scott Grimes will play supporting roles in the Peacock series.
New film titled, Two and Only, adds Ariana DeBose to its cast
Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose, who won several major awards in recent months, has been added to the cast of Two and Only. The screenwriter for Selena: The Series, Jen Rivas-DeLoose, will work on the script for the film. The film is set to be an LGBTQ+ comedy film, with DeBose also serving as executive producer.
David Bowie documentary, Moonage Daydream, is in the works
A new documentary based on the legendary singer and songwriter, David Bowie, is in development. The film will be released in the US by Neon on IMAX screens, while it will be released internationally by HBO Documentary Films. Brett Morgen, who has previously helmed Cobain: Montage of Heck, will write and direct the documentary based on Bowie. The film will feature never-before-seen footage, music, and performances, and it is the only officially announced film about Bowie, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time.
Romantic thriller ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ adds Kristen Stewart to its cast
Kristen Stewart, who was recently nominated for Best Actress for essaying the role of Princess Diana in the film Spencer, is set to star in a new romantic thriller titled, Love Lies Bleeding. Saint Maud director Rose Glass will helm the new film. A24, the producers of the critically acclaimed film Everything Everywhere All at Once is backing the project.
Salma Hayek to replace Thandiwe Newton in Magic Mike’s Last Dance
Veteran British actress Thandie Newton has exited the upcoming film Magic Mike’s Last Dance due to family reasons and she will be replaced by Salma Hayek. The film will be the third installment of Magic Mike films, with lead star Channing Tatum set to reprise his role. Steven Soderbergh, who directed the first film will also be returning along with writer Reid Carolin.
Andy Kaufman documentary in the works
A documentary based on the life of Andy Kaufman is in development. Morgan Neville, the director of the critically acclaimed Anthony Bordain documentary titled, Roadrunner, will produce the Andy Kaufman documentary. Alex Braverman will direct the untitled project based on the life of the former SNL star. Kaufman was previously played by Jim Carrey in the 1999 film Man on the Moon.
Jodi Balfour joins Ted Lasso season 3
Apple TV’s multiple Emmy-award winning series Ted Lasso has added Jodi Balfour to its cast for season 3. The For All Mankind alum will essay a recurring character, a charming venture capitalist named Jack in the series. She will be joined by returning cast members Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Juno Temple, Nick Mohammed, and Phil Dunster. The third season is currently under production and the story about the American football coach landing a job in England as a professional football coach is set to be even bigger. Apple has acquired the official licensing from the Premier League, the top flight of English football and the biggest sporting league in the world.
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