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Sizzling Samachar: Paul Walter Hauser signs on for 'Naked Gun' reboot alongside Liam Neesonl; New horror film 'Mickey Vs. Winnie' to feature iconic characters in terrifying showdown

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 2nd May 2024

Sizzling Samachar: Paul Walter Hauser signs on for 'Naked Gun' reboot alongside Liam Neesonl; New horror film 'Mickey Vs. Winnie' to feature iconic characters in terrifying showdown

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 11.54 PM, May 02, 2024


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

New horror film 'Mickey Vs. Winnie' to feature iconic characters in terrifying showdown

Glenn Douglas Packard, known for his work in the 2017 slasher film Pitchfork, is set to direct a new horror movie titled Mickey Vs. Winnie, featuring iconic characters Mickey Mouse and Winnie-the-Pooh. This upcoming slasher, produced by Packard's company Untouchables Entertainment along with Rachel Carter and Anthony Pernicka of iHorror Productions, will present a fresh take on the beloved childhood characters. The plot revolves around two criminals from the 1920s who become trapped in a forest and return a century later as malevolent versions of Mickey Mouse and Winnie-the-Pooh. A group of friends staying in the same woods find themselves in a life-and-death struggle against these transformed villains. The film promises to blend innocence with malevolence, offering viewers a unique horror experience that will forever change their perception of Mickey Mouse and Winnie-the-Pooh.

Paul Walter Hauser signs on for 'Naked Gun' reboot alongside Liam Neeson

Paul Walter Hauser, recognized for his roles in both drama and comedy, including his notable portrayal in Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell, has been cast in the upcoming Naked Gun reboot alongside Liam Neeson and Pamela Anderson. Directed by Akiva Schaffer, the film is set for release in July 2025 and aims to revitalize the iconic franchise while preserving its comedic essence. Hauser's diverse acting range, showcased in his acclaimed performances, demonstrates his ability to excel in both emotional and comedic roles. His portrayal of Captain Ed, previously played by George Kennedy, signifies a significant career milestone for Hauser as he ventures further into comedy. This announcement follows his involvement in other notable projects like the Chris Farley biopic and Apple's Black Bird, solidifying his position as a versatile actor capable of delivering compelling performances across various genres.

Mike Flanagan joins as executive producer for Chris Stuckmann's found footage horror 'Shelby Oaks’

Renowned horror director Mike Flanagan is stepping into the production realm as an executive producer for Chris Stuckmann's upcoming found footage horror film, Shelby Oaks. Joining Flanagan as executive producers are Trevor Macy and Melinda Nishioka under their Intrepid Pictures banner. The movie centres on Mia's search for her missing sister Riley, incorporating elements of documentary and found footage. Stuckmann expressed his excitement, citing Intrepid's influence on his work. The film, which previously broke Kickstarter records for horror funding, stars Camille Sullivan, Sarah Durn, Brendan Sexton III, Michael Beach, Robin Bartlett, and Keith David. With Flanagan's involvement, anticipation for Shelby Oaks grows as it moves through post-production, promising an intriguing addition to the horror genre.

Neil McDonough joins 'Tulsa King' Season 2 as Sylvester Stallone's adversary, adding intrigue to crime drama

Neil McDonough is set to stir up trouble as Sylvester Stallone's adversary in Season 2 of Tulsa King, the crime drama series helmed by Taylor Sheridan. McDonough joins the cast as Carl Thresher, a formidable and territorial businessman in Tulsa, adding an extra layer of conflict to the storyline. Stallone, making his scripted television debut, portrays Dwight Manfredi, a Mafia capo seeking to expand his empire in Oklahoma. As production for Season 2 unfolds, behind-the-scenes developments and casting changes have fuelled anticipation for the upcoming instalment. Despite challenges, including Stallone's reported involvement in a toxic work environment, Tulsa King continues to attract attention with its fresh take on the crime genre. With McDonough's addition to the cast, viewers can expect heightened tension and thrilling confrontations when the second season premieres this fall.

Sajid Nadiadwala secures rights for Rajinikanth biopic, set to showcase Superstar's inspiring journey globally

Sajid Nadiadwala has secured the rights to produce a biopic on the iconic Superstar Rajinikanth. The maverick producer, known for his blockbuster hits, is now set to bring the untold journey of Rajinikanth to global audiences. Sources close to the development reveal that Nadiadwala, a big fan of Rajinikanth, believes that his story - from being a bus conductor to becoming a global superstar - deserves to be shared with the world. The biopic will focus on Rajinikanth's personal and professional life, portraying him not just as a superstar but as a human being. The project, expected to go on floors in 2025, is still in the scripting stage, with casting yet to be finalized.

Alia Bhatt and Sharvari Wagh's YRF spy universe film enlists multiple Action Directors for seven intense fight sequences

In Yash Raj Films' highly anticipated spy action venture led by Alia Bhatt and Sharvari Wagh, the stakes are set higher with the engagement of a cadre of action directors to choreograph seven adrenaline-pumping combat sequences. This collaboration underscores the film's commitment to delivering riveting action sequences that resonate with audiences. The casting of Bhatt and Wagh as a formidable duo, supported by Bobby Deol as the antagonist, further amplifies the anticipation for this project. With meticulous planning by producer Aditya Chopra and director Shiv Rawail, this film aims to redefine the standards of female-led action cinema within the YRF Spy Universe. Drawing on a diverse team of action directors including Korean stunt coordinator Se Yeong Oh, Franz Spillhaus, and Indian action director Sunil Rodrigues, audiences can expect a thrilling cinematic experience featuring everything from martial arts showdowns to intense close-quarters combat.

A24 and Studiocanal join forces for ‘Huntington’ revenge thriller; Margaret Qualley and Ed Harris cast alongside Glen Powell

A thrilling collaboration between A24 and Studiocanal emerges as they unite for the distribution of Huntington, a revenge thriller directed by John Patton Ford. Joining the already stellar cast, which includes Glen Powell, are acclaimed actors Margaret Qualley and Ed Harris. Powell portrays Becket Redfellow, an heir to immense wealth, driven by an unyielding desire for what he perceives as rightfully his. Inspired by Studiocanal's library title Kind Hearts and Coronets, Ford crafts a compelling narrative from his original screenplay. With Studiocanal fully financing the project and Lucy Bevan leading casting efforts, the film promises to captivate audiences worldwide. CEO Anna Marsh expresses excitement about the collaboration, highlighting the exceptional talent assembled by Ford. As filming commences, anticipation builds for the release of this enthralling thriller next year.

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

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