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Sizzling Samachar: Sydney Sweeney leads star-studded revival of sci-fi classic 'Barbarella'; Guy Ritchie returns to British Aristocracy with the star-studded film ‘Wife and Dog’

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 14th May 2024

Sizzling Samachar: Sydney Sweeney leads star-studded revival of sci-fi classic 'Barbarella'; Guy Ritchie returns to British Aristocracy with the star-studded film ‘Wife and Dog’

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 11.07 PM, May 14, 2024


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

Sydney Sweeney leads star-studded revival of sci-fi classic 'Barbarella'

Get ready for an interstellar adventure as Sydney Sweeney takes the lead in the upcoming remake of the sci-fi classic Barbarella! The powerhouse duo of Jane and Honey Goldman, known for their work on the X-Men franchise and Kingsman: The Secret Service, are set to pen the script for Sony's reboot, while visionary filmmaker Edgar Wright is in talks to direct. Sweeney, fresh off her success in Sony's Anyone But You, will star in the film and also serve as an executive producer. With such talent on board, expectations are high for this modern take on the beloved tale.

Guy Ritchie returns to British Aristocracy with the star-studded film ‘Wife and Dog’

Renowned director Guy Ritchie is set to explore the lavish world of British aristocracy once again with his upcoming film Wife and Dog, slated to commence filming in October. The project, anticipated to make waves at Cannes, is shrouded in secrecy regarding its star-studded cast. Building on the momentum of his recent successes, including The Gentlemen spinoff series and the ongoing Fountain of Youth project, Ritchie's latest endeavour promises to captivate audiences with his signature blend of action, comedy, and intrigue.

Omar Sy, star of 'Lupin', set to charm audiences in Netflix rom-com 'French Lover'

Renowned for his captivating performance in Netflix's Lupin, French actor Omar Sy is embarking on a romantic comedy journey with the upcoming film French Lover. Directed by Nina Rives, the movie follows Sy's character, Abel Camara, as he navigates unexpected love with Sara Giraudeau's Marion, the girl next door. Joining them are Pascale Arbillot and Alban Ivanov, promising an ensemble of talent. With production commencing on May 27 and a slated Netflix release in 2025, French Lover is poised to enchant audiences with its blend of romance and comedy.

Jason Statham to star in action thriller set in Scotland

Jason Statham, renowned for his intense action roles, is set to ignite the screen once again in an upcoming untitled action film. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, known for his work on Everest, the film will see Statham portraying Mason, a man living in remote Scotland who finds himself entangled in a perilous situation after rescuing a young girl. With production scheduled to commence in November in the UK and Iceland, Statham's latest venture promises high-octane action and gripping suspense as he confronts adversaries from his past.

Bill Murray and Nick Nolte to star in Ed Harris' neo-noir thriller 'The Ploughmen'

Prepare for a cinematic treat as Hollywood veterans Nick Nolte and Bill Murray join forces for Ed Harris' upcoming neo-noir thriller, The Ploughmen. Set against the rugged backdrop of Montana, the film delves into the intriguing relationship between an ageing killer, portrayed by Nolte, and a young sheriff's deputy, played by Murray. Adapted from Kim Zupan's novel, the movie promises gripping suspense and intense performances. With production scheduled to kick off this fall in Montana, and plans to showcase the project at Cannes, anticipation is running high for this collaboration between two iconic actors and the acclaimed director.

Paul Giamatti returns for 'Downton Abbey 3' as filming begins

The aristocratic world of Downton Abbey is once again abuzz with activity as filming for the highly anticipated third instalment of the franchise commences. Paul Giamatti, acclaimed for his versatile performances, is set to reprise his role as Harold Levinson, injecting the narrative with his trademark wit and gravitas. Joining Giamatti are esteemed actors Joely Richardson, Alessandro Nivola, Simon Russell Beale, and Arty Froushan, each poised to bring their own unique flair to the beloved series. As cameras roll, fans eagerly anticipate the unfolding drama and scandal that have become synonymous with Downton Abbey. With a stellar cast and a script penned by series creator Julian Fellowes, expectations are high for another captivating chapter in the saga of the Crawley family and their loyal servants.

‘Dune: Prophecy’ adds a legendary Indian actor

As the Dune saga continues to captivate audiences, the upcoming spin-off series, Dune: Prophecy, gains further momentum with the addition of the esteemed Indian actor, Tabu. The award-winning veteran joins a stellar cast that includes Camilla Beeput, Sarah Lam, Emily Watson, and Olivia Williams. Dune: Prophecy delves deep into the origins of the Bene Gesserit, the powerful sisterhood manipulating power and bloodlines to shape the course of history. Set 10,000 years before the rise of Paul Atreides, the series explores the tumultuous journey of two Harkonnen sisters as they navigate a world filled with intrigue and deception. Directed by Anna Foerster and based on Brian Herbert's novel "Sisterhood of Dune," the series promises to offer a gripping narrative that sheds light on the complex dynamics of the Dune universe.

Carrie-Anne Moss joins 'FUBAR' season 2

Carrie-Anne Moss, known for her role in The Matrix, joins Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro in the action-comedy series FUBAR for its second season. Portraying Greta Nelso, a former East German spy with a history intertwined with Schwarzenegger's character, Moss adds an intriguing dynamic to the mix. Season 1 set the stage with a blend of espionage, humour, and family drama, and with identities compromised and enemies lurking, Season 2 promises even higher stakes. While the release date is yet to be announced, fans can catch Season 1 on Netflix.

Mammootty makes an action-packed comeback with 'Turbo' trailer!

In the upcoming action entertainer Turbo, Malayalam superstar Mammootty returns to his iconic massy avatar after experimenting with emotionally sensitive roles. The new trailer showcases adrenaline-pumping stunts and promises a high-octane experience for viewers. Directed by Vysakh, the film also stars Anjana Jayaprakash and Sunil in key roles. Produced under Mammootty's banner, Mammootty Kampany, Turbo is set to hit theatres on May 23, offering fans a thrilling action-packed cinematic experience.

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

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