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Sizzling Samachar of the day - 8th June 2022

From George Clooney to Sandra Oh, Joker to Jason Bateman and more stories

  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 11.57 AM, Jun 08, 2022

Sizzling Samachar of the day - 8th June 2022

Sizzling Samachar of the day

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

News first up,

Todd Phillips announces sequel to Joker

DC’s iconic supervillain Joker is set to have his second standalone film. Joaquin Phoenix will return as the titular character in the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2019 film. Director Todd Phillips took to social media to announce the sequel which has been titled Joker: Folie à Deux. Phillips and Scott Silver have penned the screenplay of the film. The 2019 film Joker earned Phoenix his first Academy Award for Best Actor, and he is the second actor since the late Heath Ledger to win an Oscar for essaying the role of the Joker.

Jason Bateman exits Project Artemis

Actor and filmmaker Jason Bateman, best known for directing and starring in the sitcom Arrested Development and crime drama series Ozark, has exited the film Project Artemis owing to creative differences. The film features Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in lead roles. Johansson also produces the film along with Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn. Project Artemis made headlines a few months ago when Apple acquired the rights of the film for a whopping $100 million.

George Clooney to produce documentary on sexual abuse scandal

Actor George Clooney is teaming up with HBO to produce a feature-length documentary on the sexual abuse scandal at Ohio State University. Directed by Oscar and Emmy winner Eva Orner, the documentary is based on a story published in Sports Illustrated that brought to light the sexual abuse of hundreds of male athletes at the hands of former sports physician Richard Strauss.

Carol Brunett to star in Mrs American Pie

Acclaimed actor and comedian Carol Burnett is set to return to television with Apple TV+’s comedy series Mrs American Pie. Created by Abe Sylvia, the series is set in the 70s and is centered on a woman named Maxine Simmons who attempts to secure a place in the high society of Palm Beach. Burnett essays the role of Norma, the grande dame of the Palm Beach high society, while Kristen Wiig plays Simmons in the series. The series also features Ricky Martin, Alison Janney, Leslie Bibb, and Laura Dern.

Awkwafina and Sandra Oh to star in Hulu film

The Farewell actress Awkwafina and Killing Eve star Sandra Oh are teaming up for an untitled comedy film. The production of the Hulu Original film, directed by Jessica Yu, has commenced, and it is centered on two estranged sisters who must join hands to pay off their mother’s debts. Jason Schwartzman, Holland Taylor, Tony Hale, and Will Ferrell also star in the film.

Netflix drops The School for Good & Evil teaser

The teaser for Netflix’s upcoming fantasy film The School for Good & Evil gives a glimpse of Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie as a flying creature takes them to the School for Good & Evil where students are trained to become either heroes or villains. Caruso and Wylie play best friends Sophie and Agatha in the film. Directed by Paul Feig, the film is based on Soman Chainani’s novel of the same name.

Meanwhile, the trailer for the upcoming Predator film Prey showcases Amber Midthunder’s character Naru, a skilled Comanche warrior who tries to hunt down a beast. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, the film also stars Michelle Thrush, Julian Black Antelope, Stormee Kipp, and newcomer Dakota Beavers.

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

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Written By Arya Harikumar