From Batman to Charlize Theron, Kaduva to MGM and more stories
Last Updated: 03.39 PM, Jul 29, 2022
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Ben Affleck to return as Batman
It’s confirmed! Ben Affleck will return as Batman in the upcoming sequel to Aquaman. Jason Momoa who reprises his role as Arthur Curry in the sequel took to Instagram to announce the news. Affleck will also appear as the Caped Crusader in the 2023 film The Flash.
Troy Kotsur to star in Disney+ series
CODA actor Troy Kotsur, who won an Academy Award this year, is set to star and executive produce a Disney+ sports drama series. Based on a true story, the series will feature Kotsur as the coach of a deaf football team that won a spot in the California State Championship game. Bull Durham director Ron Shelton will direct the pilot episode.
Holt McCallany joins Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two
Mindhunter actor Holt McCallany is all set to reunite with his Jack Reacher co-star Tom Cruise in the Mission: Impossible franchise. McCallany will essay the role of Secretary of Defense Bernstein in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two, which is the eighth and final film in the franchise. Christopher McQuarrie will direct the film which also stars Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, and Henry Czerny.
Dominic Purcell, Nick Stahl, Kate Bosworth, and Mel Gibson to star in Informant
Dominic Purcell, Nick Stahl, Kate Bosworth, and Mel Gibson have been confirmed to play the lead roles in a thriller film titled, Informant. Directed by Michael Oblowitz, the film revolves around a police officer who lives with cancer and strikes a deadly deal with an informant in order to avail bureau benefits.
Charlize Theron and Alfonso Cuarón to produce Amazon project
Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Alfonso Cuarón are teaming up to produce the Amazon project, Jane, which will be based on the life of sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick. The film is written by the author’s daughter Isa Hackett. Though not confirmed, Theron may also star in the film and Cuaron may direct it.
MGM loses Tomb Raider’s rights
The movie rights of Tomb Raider that was with MGM for nine years are now up for grabs. Major studios and streaming giants are vying to acquire the rights. In 2018, MGM and GK Films released Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander and a sequel to the film has been in the works with Lovecraft County creator Misha Green attached to direct.
Kaduva to release on Amazon Prime Video on August 4th
Prithviraj’s Kaduva which hit theaters on July 7th is set to premiere on OTT. The Malayalam film will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from August 4th. Apart from Prithviraj, the film also features Vivek Oberoi, Samyuktha Menon, and Kalabhavan Shajon. The movie revolves around a rubber plantation owner who locks horns with a police officer.
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