Hey there, welcome to another podcast of sizzling samachar, your daily news from the world of movies and entertainment. I am your host Nikhil for today.
Sony’s sequel to the Spider-Man spinoff, titled Venom 2: Let there be Carnage has shattered box office records with a whopping $90 million opening. The film directed by Andy Serkis, starring Tom Hardy and Woody Harelson currently holds the record for the highest opening day collection in the pandemic era.
Billions - Damian Lewis
The American cable television show, streaming on Disney + Hotstar in India, aired the finale of its fifth season this past week. It was later announced that series regular Damian Lewis will not be returning for the sixth season. The Band of Brothers and Homeland star from England lost his wife, actress Helen McCory, earlier this year to cancer. McCory is famous for her portrayal of the matriarch Polly Gray in Peaky Blinders.
James Bond - Daniel Craig
British star Daniel Craig will be felicitated with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which will be placed right next to former Bond star Roger Moore’s star. Craig, who recently bid adieu to Agent 007 after a five-film run, is the fourth Bond actor to be honoured with the star, after Moore, David Niven and Pierce Brosnan. Craig’s final outing as the MI6 agent, No Time To Die, has released in UK theatres.
Mohanlal’s upcoming film Aaraattu will be released theatrically and not on OTT, the film’s director B Unnikrishnan has confirmed. However, he added that while theatres in Kerala will reopen on October 25, Aaraattu will hit the screens only in November. The director added since it’s a big-budget production, the makers will have to first assess the anticipated footfall, among other things, before the film’s release.
Meanwhile, Mohanlal has also wrapped up the shooting of Jeethu Joseph’s 12th Man in Idukki. This marks the third collaboration between the Malayalam megastar and the filmmaker. However, not much is known about his role in the film, which also stars Unni Mukundan, Sshivada, Saiju Kurup, Anu Mohan, Priyanka Nair, Rahul Madhav and Aditi Balan.
Apple TV cancel Mr Corman after the first season
Mr. Corman, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s comedy-drama has been axed after its first season run at Apple TV+. The series, created, written, directed and executive-produced by Levitt, followed Josh Corman. He is a public school teacher based out of LA, who left behind a music career on the rise and had entered a phase of existential crisis as a result of it.
Director Santhakumar’s Magamuni receives nine nods at England’s International Film Fest
Magamuni (Great Sage) is a thriller featuring Arya, Indhuja and Mahima. The film has been nominated in nine categories at the festival, including categories such as Best Original Screenplay of foreign language film (Santhakumar), Jury award (Santhakumar) and Best foreign language feature film (Magamuni).
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