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Sizzling Samachar: Paramount Pictures to revisit 'The Longest Yard' with a new remake; Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain in tense showdown for 'Mothers' Instinct

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 7th November 2023

Sizzling Samachar: Paramount Pictures to revisit 'The Longest Yard' with a new remake;  Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain in tense showdown for 'Mothers' Instinct

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 01.44 AM, Nov 08, 2023


Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news, I'm your host Nikhil. News from Hollywood up next.

Paramount Pictures to revisit 'The Longest Yard' with a new remake

Paramount Pictures is set to take another shot at remaking the classic sports comedy-drama film The Longest Yard. The original 1974 version, which earned critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination, was a delicate balance of comedy and drama, starring Burt Reynolds as Paul "Wrecking" Crewe, a former football star facing a prison sentence. In 2005, a remake directed by Peter Segal, with Adam Sandler in the lead role, took a lighter, more comedic approach and featured a star-studded cast. Despite its commercial success, Sandler publicly confessed that the remake couldn't hold a candle to the original. Now, Paramount Pictures is giving it another go, led by Gunpowder & Sky’s Van Toffler and former MTV Films boss David Gale, with Rodney Barnes penning the script. The new iteration aims to bring a fresh perspective to this prison football story, offering a unique take on a classic narrative.

Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain in tense showdown for 'Mothers' Instinct'

In an upcoming psychological thriller directed by Benoît Delhomme, Anne Hathaway and Interstellar actress, Jessica Chastain star as two housewives from the 1960s whose friendship unravels after a tragedy strikes. This remake of the 2018 French-language film Duelles is based on the 2012 novel Behind the Hatred by Barbara Abel. While specific plot details are being kept under wraps, Chastain likened the film to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and highlighted the tension between the two talented actresses. The film also features The Good Wife actor Josh Charles, Bergman Island’s Anders Danielsen Lie, and Sweet Magnolias’Caroline Lagerfelt. The original director, Olivier Masset-Depasse, handed over the reins to Delhomme due to a family commitment. With a vintage Mad Men-esque aesthetic and the promise of intense performances, Mothers' Instinct is sure to keep audiences intrigued, even as its release date remains undisclosed.

Mark Wahlberg Stars as a Covert Assassin in 'The Family Plan' Trailer

Apple TV+ has released the trailer for the upcoming family action comedy, The Family Plan, starring Mark Wahlberg in the lead. In the film, Wahlberg plays Dan Morgan, a seemingly average suburban dad with a secret past as an elite government assassin. Chaos ensues when threats from his previous life resurface, and he takes his family on an impromptu trip to Las Vegas to keep them safe while keeping his true profession hidden. But when his assasins catch up with him in Vegas, Morgan has to draw from his particular skills to survive and protect his family. Directed by Simon Cellan Jones, the movie combines family drama with action-packed sequences as Dan must navigate being a loving father while also slipping back into his assassin avatar to protect his family from the dangers pursuing them. The film also features True Detective’s Michelle Monaghan, Boo, Bitch’s Zoe Colletti, Van Crosby, Saïd Taghmaoui, Maggie Q, Ciarán Hinds, and internet creators Valkyrae and iiTzTimmy. The Family Plan is set to premiere on Apple TV+ on December 15.

Eric Bauza replaces disgraced voice actor in 'Bob's Burgers'

Due to the involvement of the former voice actor, Jay Johnston, in the January 6 Capitol riot, Eric Bauza has taken over the role of Jimmy Pesto in the animated series Bob's Burgers. Eric Bauza previously stepped in for another voice actor, Justin Roiland, in Solar Opposites. Bauza is known for his skills as an impressionist and has voiced iconic characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Luke Skywalker in various animated productions. His new role in Bob's Burgers sees him continuing the rivalry with Bob Belcher's hamburger restaurant and Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria. The show is currently in its fourteenth season, with Eric Bauza now contributing his voice talents to the cast.

Hulu Renews 'The Bear' for Season 3

Hulu's popular comedy-drama series, The Bear, has been renewed for a third season. The series features Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach and revolves around a broken family running a restaurant in Chicago. The second season concluded with a dramatic sequence leaving characters in difficult situations. The third season is expected to continue exploring the challenges and dynamics within the family and their restaurant business. Guest appearances from notable stars like Jamie Lee Curtis and Bob Odenkirk have been a part of the series in the past, and more surprises are expected in the upcoming season. The Bear has gained critical acclaim and a growing fan base, making its return for a third season highly anticipated.

Prithviraj unveils first look poster for 'Aadujeevitham' – Blessy's Epic adaptation

Actor Prithviraj has unveiled the first look poster for Aadujeevitham, the highly-anticipated adaptation of Benyamin's renowned Malayalam novel. The poster features Prithviraj in the lead role of Najeeb, surrounded by a herd of goats, emphasizing the character's struggle as a goatherd in Saudi Arabia. The film also stars Amala Paul and Shobha Mohan. Originally slated for an October release, post-production delays have pushed it to a later date. While it missed major film festivals like Cannes and Venice, the movie promises to be a compelling cinematic experience and a must-watch for fans of Malayalam cinema.

Sidharth Malhotra's 'Yodha' release date moves to March 15, 2024, avoids clash with 'Mr and Mrs Mahi'

Sidharth Malhotra's action-packed film Yodha has faced multiple release date changes. The film, which was initially scheduled for December 8 has now been pushed to March 15, 2024. Interestingly, Karan Johar's production house had already reserved March 15 for Mr and Mrs Mahi, featuring Rajkumar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor. However, Karan's team decided to rearrange their schedule, giving Yodha a solo release on the new date. Yodha also stars Raashii Khanna and Disha Patani. The film was initially set to clash with Merry Christmas, starring Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupati, but both films will now enjoy separate release dates. Yodha is part of Sidharth Malhotra's exciting 2024 lineup, which includes Indian Police Force and a potential project with wife Kiara Advani.

Prabhudeva to play a corpse in upcoming comedy directed by Sakthi Chidambaram

Renowned choreographer and actor Prabhudeva is set to star in a new comedy film directed by Sakthi Chidambaram, known for his work on Charlie Chaplin. Interestingly, Prabhudeva's character in this film will be lifeless for a significant portion, as he will be playing a corpse for around 1.5 hours of the two-hour movie. Chidambaram shared that he meticulously crafted the script over three years, and this unique role for Prabhudeva sets a new record in Indian cinema for an actor playing a lifeless character for such an extended duration. The film also features Yogi Babu, Goli Soda fame Madhusudhana Rao, Yashika Aannand, John Vijay, and more in the supporting cast. The soundtrack, composed by Ashwin Vinayagmoorthy, includes two lively songs showcasing Prabhudeva's iconic dance moves. Ganesh Chandra serves as the cinematographer, and the editing is handled by Ramar, known for his work on films like 'Asuran' and 'Viduthalai: Part 1.'

Well that's all we got for this episode, until the next time it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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Written by Apurva Dutta

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