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Sizzling Samachar of the day - 26th May 2022

From Mads Mikkelsen to Freida Pinto, from Gregg Sulkin to Winnie the Pooh and more stories

  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 12.32 PM, May 26, 2022

Sizzling Samachar of the day - 26th May 2022

Sizzling Samachar of the day 

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

Samachar first up,

Mads Mikkelsen to star in Danish film King’s Land

Hannibal actor Mads Mikkelsen is set to reunite with A Royal Affair director Nicolaj Arcel for a Danish period drama titled, King’s Land. The film is based on Ida Jessen’s novel The Captain and Ann Barbara, which is set in the 17th century. The film also features Amanda Collin who was most recently seen in the sci-fi series Raised By Wolves. Mikkelsen and Arcel’s earlier collaboration, A Royal Affair, had received an Oscar nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film.

J.J. Abrams’ Demimonde hits a roadblock

Writer and director J.J. Abrams’s HBO series Demimonde has hit a roadblock owing to budget concerns. As per reports, Warner Bros. is trying to cut costs, which has led to a disagreement with Abrams’ production house, Bad Robot. Although the series was announced four years ago, it is still in pre-production, and recently, Station Eleven’s Danielle Deadwyler was confirmed to feature in the series.

Live-action series on Speed Racer is in the works

A live-action show based on the 1960s manga series Speed Racer is in the works. The project has received a series order from Apple+ and will be executive produced by J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot. Snowpiercer’s Hiram Martinez and Westworld’s Ron Fitzgerald will serve as showrunners and writers of the series.

Mr. Malcolm’s List to hit big screens in July

The period drama Mr. Malcolm’s List starring Freida Pinto is set to hit theatres in July this year. In the film, Pinto plays Selina Dalton, a bachelorette who tries to take revenge on London’s most eligible bachelor Mr. Malcolm for rejecting her best friend, Julia. Directed by Emma Holly Jones, the film also features Zawe Ashton, Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ashley Park, and Theo James.

Gregg Sulkin joins World on Fire

Runaways actor Gregg Sulkin has been added to the cast of the second season of the World War II drama World on Fire. Sulkin will essay the role of David, a fighter pilot, in the series. The upcoming season will pick up a year after the events of the first season.

Documentary on Leona Helmsley in the offing

A documentary on the late real estate giant Leona Helmsley is in the works. Helmsley was known by the nickname, Queen of Mean, and her rivalry with Donald Trump was no secret. However, in 1989, she was convicted on charges of tax evasion. Keith Robert Patterson will helm the project.

Winnie the Pooh turns murderer

The story of the beloved children’s book character Winnie the Pooh is taking a grim turn as it will appear as a murderer in the upcoming horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. Directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield, the film will feature Craig David Dowsett in the titular role.

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

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  • Written By Arya Harikumar