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Sizzling Samachar of the day - 1st June 2022

From The Summer I Turned Pretty to The Office, from American Gigolo to Hunger Games, and more stories

  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 11.52 AM, Jun 01, 2022

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Sizzling Samachar of the day - 1st June 2022

Sizzling Samachar of the day 

Welcome to OTTplay Sizzling Samachar, I'm your host Nikhil

News first up,

From The Summer I Turned Pretty to The Office, from American Gigolo to Hunger Games, and more stories

The cast of Book Club 2 – the Next Chapter announced

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen are reuniting for the sequel to the 2018 romantic comedy Book Club. The new film titled Book Club 2: The Next Chapter will be helmed by Bill Holderman, who also directed the first part. The sequel will see the four friends heading for a trip to Italy. Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, and Craig T. Nelson will reprise their roles while the new cast members are Giancarlo Giannini, Hugh Quarshie, and Vincent Riotta.

The Summer I Turned Pretty is to release on June 17

Amazon Prime Video’s new romantic series The Summer I Turned Pretty is set to premiere on June 17. Based on To All the Boys I Loved Before author Jenny Han’s novel of the same name, the series stars Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, and Gavin Casalegno in lead roles. The series is centered on Belly, played by Tung, who finds herself attracted to two boys whom she has known since childhood.

Jon Bernthal plays Kaye in a series based on American Gigolo

The star of hit shows such as We Own This City and The Punisher, Jon Bernthal, will play Julian Kaye, a male escort, in the upcoming series based on Paul Schrader’s 1980 neo-noir film American Gigolo. The trailer of the series gives a glimpse of Kaye, who is released from prison 15 years after he was convicted of murder. The series features Rosie O’Donnell, Lizzie Brocheré, Gretchen Mol, and Leland Orser in important roles. Richard Gere played Kaye in the original film

Brett Gelman to star in Entitled

Brett Gelman, best known for his role as Murray Bauman in Stranger Things, will reunite with Fleabag producers for a comedy series titled, Entitled. Gelman will executive produce and star in the series created by Matt Morgan. He will play Gabe, a widower who visits his wife’s estranged family in England. 

Saudi Arabian version of The Office in the making

A Saudi Arabian version of the popular and award-winning TV series The Office is in the works. Titled Al Maktab, the series will feature Saleh Abuamrh as the self-centered boss, a role played by Ricky Gervais and Steve Carell in the UK and US versions, respectively. The cast also includes Fahad Albutairi, Nawaf Alshobaili, Saad Aziz, Adhwa Fahad, and Razan Mansour. Egyptian filmmaker Hisham Fathi will direct the series.

Rachel Zegler to star in Hunger Games prequel

West Side Story star Rachel Zegler will play Lucy Gray Baird, the girl tribute from District 12, in the prequel to The Hunger Games. Titled The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the movie will be helmed by Francis Lawrence, who directed three of the four Hunger Games series. Billy The Kid actor Tom Blyth will essay the role of a young Coriolanus Snow in the film.

Well, that's the news from the world of movies and entertainment for today on OTTplay, until the next episode it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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  • Written By Arya Harikumar
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