From George Shapiro to Tovino Thomas, from Liam Neeson to Anushka Sharma and more stories
Last Updated: 10.42 AM, May 30, 2022
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Seinfeld producer George Shapiro dies at 91
The former producer of the iconic sitcom Seinfeld, George Shapiro, has died at the age of 91. Shapiro and his business partner, the late Howard West, were instrumental in guiding the careers of Carl Reiner, Gabe Kaplan, and Andy Kaufman.
Liam Neeson to return as Qui-Gon Jinn in new Star Wars series
Disney has announced yet another Star Wars spinoff series titled, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi. Liam Neeson will reprise his role as Qui-Gon Jinn for an episode of the anthology animated series. The series will tell the stories of various Jedi from the Star Wars universe. Neeson’s son will also voice a younger version of Qui-Gon Jinn in the series. The series is set to be released later this year.
Rick Famuyiwa promoted to executive producer for The Mandalorian season three
Rick Famuyiwa, who wrote and directed several episodes in the first and second seasons of The Mandalorian, has been upgraded to Executive Producer for the upcoming third season. He will join current Executive Producers Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, and the series will premiere in February of 2023.
Anushka Sharma’s Chakda ‘Xpress goes on floors
The shooting for Anushka Sharma’s upcoming film Chakda 'Xpress has begun in the UK. Directed by Prosit Roy, the film is based on the life of the former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, Jhulan Goswami. As per reports, a few portions of the film will also be shot in the United States. Anushka plays Jhulan in the film which is slated to release on Netflix next year.
Vaashi to release on June 17
Minnal Murali star Tovino Thomas and Mahanati actress Keerthy Suresh are teaming up for the first time in the upcoming Malayalam movie Vaashi. Both Tovino and Keerthy appear as lawyers in the film written and directed by Vishnu G Raghav. The teaser of the film gives an insight into the characters played by the lead actors and portrays their grit to win a case. The film is set to hit theatres on June 17.
Aurora Perrineau to star in Netflix series Kaos
Aurora Perrineau, best known for her roles in Jem and the Holograms and Prodigal Son, has been added to the cast of Netflix’s series Kaos. Charlie Covell serves as the creator of the show which is based on Greek and Roman mythology. As per Netflix, the eight-episode series “puts a modern twist on Greek and Roman mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power, and life in the underworld."
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