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Sizzling Samachar: Rosamund Pike adds magic to ‘Now You See Me’ cast alongside Jesse Eisenberg; Paul Walter Hauser joins Marvel's ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Sizzling Samachar: Rosamund Pike adds magic to ‘Now You See Me’ cast alongside Jesse  Eisenberg; Paul Walter Hauser joins Marvel's ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 12.59 AM, May 04, 2024


Welcome to another episode of Sizzling Samachar on OTTplay , I'm your host Nikhil. News from Hollywood up next.

Rosamund Pike adds magic to ‘Now You See Me’ cast alongside Jesse Eisenberg

Renowned actress Rosamund Pike joins the stellar lineup for Lionsgate's Now You See Me 3, starring alongside Jesse Eisenberg. The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved magical franchise promises to enchant audiences with its blend of illusion, comedy, and wonder. Pike, known for her acclaimed performances in Saltburn and Gone Girl, brings her exceptional talent to a mysterious role in the film, joining returning favourites Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Ruben Fleischer and penned by a team of talented writers, the movie remains shrouded in secrecy, with plot details closely guarded. Pike's involvement adds to the anticipation surrounding the project, following her BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated performance in Saltburn. With production underway, fans eagerly await the release of this magical thriller.

Paul Walter Hauser joins Marvel's ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot

Actor Paul Walter Hauser secures a role in Marvel's Fantastic Four reboot, further solidifying his rising status in Hollywood. Hauser's involvement in this highly anticipated project comes hot on the heels of his recent casting in the Naked Gun reboot. Although details about his character remain tightly under wraps, Hauser joins an impressive cast, including Vanessa Kirby and Pedro Pascal. Hauser's ascent in Hollywood has been notable, with standout performances in films like I, Tonya, Cruella, and BlacKkKlansman. However, it was his portrayal of Richard Jewell in the eponymous 2019 film that truly catapulted him into the spotlight. In addition to his film work, Hauser is set to voice a character in Pixar's Inside Out 2 and star in the animated film Orion and the Dark, currently streaming on Netflix. With The Fantastic Four slated for release in 2025, fans eagerly anticipate Hauser's contribution to this iconic superhero franchise.

Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder team up for A24's ‘Checkmate’

A24 secures the film rights to Ben Mezrich's Checkmate, a book proposal detailing the 2022 chess match scandal between Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann. Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder collaborate on this project, with A24 offering a significant seven-figure deal amidst competitive interest from various studios and streaming platforms. Fielder is set to direct the film, while Stone and Dave McCarry will produce. Mezrich, known for his book-to-film adaptations, has previously seen success with works like The Antisocial Network and The Accidental Billionaires, which inspired Dumb Money and The Social Network, respectively. A24, renowned for hits like Everything Everywhere All At Once, continues its successful streak with this upcoming project, adding to its impressive portfolio of acclaimed films. Checkmate promises to delve into one of the biggest scandals in chess history, with an intriguing storyline that captivates audiences.

CBS releases trailer for ‘Georgie & Mandy's First Marriage,’ Young Sheldon spin-off

CBS unveils the trailer for Georgie & Mandy's First Marriage, the anticipated spin-off of Young Sheldon, which follows the childhood adventures of Sheldon Cooper. Starring Emily Osment as Mandy and Montana Jordan as Georgie, the series explores their marital journey following their introduction in Young Sheldon. With Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, and Steve Holland as executive producers, the spin-off promises a new comedic experience, featuring a multi-camera sitcom format. As filming is set to begin in the summer, Osment hints at Mandy's evolution, indicating her desire for a career beyond being a stay-at-home mom. Georgie & Mandy's First Marriage is scheduled to premiere later this year, following the series finale of Young Sheldon on May 16.

Netflix drops teaser for Cobra Kai Season 6, promising intense showdowns

Netflix has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the final season of Cobra Kai, revealing a supersized sixth season with 15 episodes. Set to premiere in three parts, with the first part launching on July 18, the trailer hints at epic showdowns between long-time rivals Johnny and Daniel. As they unite to mentor the next generation of karate fighters, Miyagi-Do prepares for the world championships of karate as they go up against Cobra Kai and Terry Silver. With the return of key cast members including William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, and Martin Kove, Season 6 aims to tie up loose ends while potentially leaving room for future projects in the Miyagiverse. Fans can anticipate a thrilling conclusion to the beloved series, packed with action and nostalgia.

Baahubali universe expands Disney+ Hotstar to premiere animated series ‘Baahubali: Crown of Blood’

India's cherished saga, Baahubali, extends its universe with the debut of its animated prequel series, Baahubali: Crown of Blood, exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar. Directed by S.S. Rajamouli and produced by Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks, the series promises a deeper exploration of the Baahubali universe. Set in the kingdom of Mahishmati, it follows the epic tale of Baahubali and Bhallaladeva as they unite against the formidable warlord Raktadeva. Gaurav Banerjee, Head of Content at Disney+ Hotstar, expresses enthusiasm for expanding animation's narrative horizons. Rajamouli highlights the franchise's vast potential, teasing untold twists in Baahubali and Bhallaladeva's lives. With the involvement of key cast members like Prabhas and Rana Dagubatti, anticipation is high for this action-packed adventure, promising intrigue, drama, and courage.

Akshay Kumar and Arshad Warsi begin shooting for Jolly LLB 3

Excitement surges as Akshay Kumar and Arshad Warsi reunite for Jolly LLB 3, promising another captivating instalment in the courtroom drama series. Directed by Subhash Kapoor, the film is poised to deliver gripping narratives and unexpected twists, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats. The talented ensemble cast, including Saurabh Shukla, adds depth to the storyline, ensuring a memorable cinematic experience. In a teaser shared on social media, Kumar hints at the thrilling ride ahead, sparking anticipation for the film's release. As details about the premiere date unfold, fans can anticipate a rollercoaster of drama, suspense, and laughter in Jolly LLB 3.

Sunny Deol, Aamir Khan, and Rajkumar Santoshi's ‘Lahore: 1947’ set for Republic Day 2025 release

The highly anticipated film Lahore: 1947, helmed by Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Santoshi and featuring Sunny Deol, is gearing up for release on Republic Day 2025. Set against the backdrop of the yesteryear era, the movie boasts massive sets and a focus on authentic drama and action, with minimal VFX. A patriotic narrative about a man's love for India, the film's makers believe that the Republic Day weekend is the perfect occasion for its premiere. With the shooting currently underway and slated to conclude by June 2024, Lahore: 1947 marks Sunny Deol's return to the big screen after the monumental success of Gadar 2. Additionally, Aamir Khan will be making a cameo appearance in the film, adding to the excitement surrounding its release.

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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