Actor Siddarth slowed down his projects considerably and is primarily acting in Tamil. The latest news is after making his Mollywood debut alongside Dileep in Kammara Sambhavam the actor is all set to make Netflix debut with a web series helmed by Deepa Mehta.
Titled Leila, the series features popular Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi opposite Siddharth. However, official confirmation is awaited.
Actor Brett Cullen has replaced Alec Baldwin for the role of Thomas Wayne, the father of fictional superhero Batman, in the upcoming movie ‘Joker’.
Baldwin, who was set to play the role, had to turn it down due to last minute scheduling conflicts.
Cullen of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ fame will join Joaquin Phoenix, who is playing the titular role, while Robert De Niro and Frances Conroy have also been roped in to play pivotal roles in this much-awaited movie, which is being directed by Todd Phillips.
Apart from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, Brett Cullen is well known for starring in Netflix’s hit series ‘Narcos’.
After premiering its first Indian series “Sacred Games” last month, Online streaming platform Netflix is set to make another Indian series On one of India’s highest-grossing films franchise “Baahubali“. It will be an adaptation of “The Rise of Sivagami”, a prequel novel to the 2015 film.
Saif Ali Khan has been seen promoting his new Netflix show, Sacred Games, with his co-stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte. Saif will be portraying the role of police office Sartaj Singh in the show. It is set to premiere on July 6, 2018 on Netflix.
The Netflix series is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. On his decision to cast Saif, Motwane said it was because of the vulnerability he could sense in Saif. “I’ve always been quite self-deprecating and easy. That’s the environment I grew up in. Lot of people are a bit more defensive, macho. But I am comfortable being in touch (with my vulnerability)… That’s the normal way of how one should be. Some people want to come across as very cool, strong, not say the wrong things, there is a lot of eminence front being put up. It’s not interesting to me. I find people like these very plastic. As long as directors think this is interesting, I hope they keep finding it so,” Saif added.
During promotions for the series, Saif mentioned the importance of doing different kinds of roles in order to have a respectable career. He said, “If you’ve been successful at one type of thing, it could be tempting not to change that. But if you look at people who have slightly longer, wider and respected careers, they are the ones who have done different kinds of works. He went on to state, “There are people here who do different things, like Varun Dhawan doing ‘Badlapur’ which I saw recently. That’s an interesting choice. It adds to the respect I have for that actor which I assume is the same for everybody. Watching the work of others is a good way of knowing what’s happening around. The way to understand actors is to watch their work. Their work should speak for themselves.”
Jared Leto is about to undergo another monstrous transformation. After playing the Clown Prince of Gotham in Warner Bros. and DC’s Suicide Squad, the Oscar-winning actor has officially signed on to star in Sony’s Morbius, based on the Marvel Comics antihero Morbius the Living Vampire, EW has learned. Daniel Espinosa, the filmmaker behind the alien thriller Life and the Soviet mystery Child 44, will direct, from a screenplay by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, the showrunners of Netflix’s Lost in Space. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Lucas Foster will produce what is the latest expansion in Sony’s Marvel-licensed movies.
While Sony and Disney share custody of the Spider-Man: Homecoming movies, which star Tom Holland as web-slinger Peter Parker, the former studio has been building up a series of other movies based on the Spider-Man comics. Venom, with Tom Hardy as antihero journalist Eddie Brock, is one of them, and its trailer has been viewed more times than any Spider-Man-related trailer yet, according to ScreenCrush. With the character Morbius, we get another antihero. Dr. Michael Morbius was once a scientist attempting to cure himself of a rare blood disease. Instead, he ended up infecting himself with vampirism, bringing with it enhanced strength, fangs, and, of course, a thirst for blood. While Morbius has fought Spider-Man in the comics, he has also become more heroic as he deals with his bestial nature.
This marks Leto’s latest comic book movie role since portraying the Joker in Suicide Squad — a role he’s still set to return to in a standalone Joker film. The actor’s other recent credits include Blade Runner 2049 and Netflix’s The Outsider. Palak Patel will oversee the Morbius project for Sony. Other Marvel-related films in the works at the studio include Silver & Black (based on the characters Silver Sable and Black Cat) and the newly reported Silk movie.
‘Black Panther’ writer Joe Robert Cole will make his directorial debut with crime drama, ‘All Day and a Night’, for Netflix. The script, written by Cole, is set in three parallel narratives, and revolves around a young criminal after his arrival in prison. He looks back on the days preceding his arrest and the circumstances of his childhood to find clues to his way forward in life and survival, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.
This will be the second Netflix deal for Cole as the streaming giant doubles down on his talent. In April, Netflix won an auction for ‘Failsafe’, penned by Cole. Jonathan Monepare, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson will produce the film under the Color Force banner. Cole also wrote several episodes of ‘People vs O.J. Simpson’.