Taylor Swift returns to the cinema, Sophie Turner returns to HBO and Seth Rogen revives the Ninja Turtles

This week news was known about some current film and streaming projects: the singer Taylor Swift will return to the big screen in the director’s next feature film David O. Russell; the actress of game of Thrones, Sophie Turner, will return to work on an HBO production; Y Seth Rogen announced the release date of the animated reboot of the Ninja Turtles that he produces.

The singer will participate in the next feature film by director David O. Russell
The singer will participate in the next feature film by director David O. RussellReuters

Confirmed: Taylor Swift will return to the big screen, after his last experience in the musical Cats (2019) – the dilapidated CGI adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit play – in which he played a supporting character named Bombalurina. As reported by the magazine Variety, the multi-award-winning singer will join the cast of the director’s next feature film David O. Russell, known for his work on The bright side of life (2012) and American Scandal (2013).

The project, which does not yet have a title, will star Margot robbie, Christian bale, Y John David Washington, and will also feature other names of weight, among which the Oscar winners stand out Robert De Niro and Rami Malek, British-Argentine actress Anya Taylor-Joy, comedian Chris Rock, as also Zoe Saldana, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers and Timothy Olyphant.

Nor were the details of the plot or the release date of the film revealed, but it is known that filming in Los Angeles is close to completion. Russell, whose last film was Joy: the name of success (2016), composed the libretto for this new 20th Century Fox project, in which he also participates as a producer alongside Matthew Budman.

In addition to Cats, Swift’s other film credits include Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy Valentine’s Day (2010) and The giver of memories (2014). Most recently, the singer inspired the Netflix documentary Miss American, which covers several turbulent years of the artist’s career and reveals intimate details of her life, while exploring how the public and the press had treated her intimate relationships.

The British actress will return to work in an HBO production, after doing it in Game of Thrones
The British actress will return to work in an HBO production, after doing it in Game of ThronesHBO

After the success of game of Thrones lead her to participate in a long list of film and TV productions – including the most recent saga of X Men-, Sophie Turner will return to the HBO screen. The British actress, who played Sansa Stark in the acclaimed epic fantasy, will join the stellar cast of the miniseries. The Staircase, which already had the confirmed presence of the also British Colin firth (Oscar winner for The king’s speech), the australian Toni Collette, the french Juliette Binoche and the americans Rosemarie DeWitt Y Parker posey.

Turner will put himself in the shoes of Margaret Ratliff, one of the adoptive daughters of novelist Michael Peterson. The plot of the policeman will follow the case of the author, who in 2003 was accused and convicted of murdering his wife Kathleen, who was found dead at the foot of the stairs of his house, located in the North American state of North Carolina. The event inspired the 2004 French documentary of the same name – the original language title is Soupçons (Suspicions) -, directed by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.

The American novelist Michael Peterson, centerpiece of the history of the documentary The Staircase and the new HBO project, spent 98 and a half months in prison
The American novelist Michael Peterson, centerpiece of the history of the documentary The Staircase and the new HBO project, spent 98 and a half months in prisonNetflix

Antonio Campos Y Maggie cohn They are the creators of the fiction that will consist of eight episodes -Campos will also direct the first six- and will be available on the HBO Max platform. Meanwhile, Firth will play Peterson in the lead role, while Collette will play his wife. For their part, DeWitt and Posey will be, respectively, Candace Zamperini, the victim’s sister, and Freda Black, the assistant prosecutor for the trial. So far, it is unknown what the role of Binoche will be.

While waiting for the premiere of the miniseries, those who want to know the story of the mysterious crime will be able to watch the 2004 documentary on Netflix.

The actor and producer announced the release date of the animated reboot of the Ninja Turtles via Twitter.
The actor and producer announced the release date of the animated reboot of the Ninja Turtles via Twitter.

Via Twitter and true to form, Seth Rogen announced yesterday the release date of the animated reboot of the Ninja Turtles that he has been preparing since the beginning of 2020. In a post published on his personal account of that social network, the Canadian actor and producer confirmed that the project will go live on August 11, 2023; Likewise, he shared a sample of his creative process, an image that he presented as the school notes of the Leonardo character, and commented: “Leo takes notes like I used to do.”

As Rogen previously stated, this new adaptation of the classic comic starring four mutant turtles – Miguel Ángel, Rafael, Donatello and the aforementioned Leonardo, all names inspired by Italian Renaissance artists – will emphasize the “adolescent” aspect of the story, as suggested by the Notes that appear in the post, in which you can see some of the values ​​that the quartet defends: discipline, honor and loyalty.

It should be remembered that the last film foray of the franchise were the 2014 and 2016 films that they starred in. Megan fox Y Will Arnett, that were far from being a success. It remains to be seen if the Canadian will be able to transmit to new generations the enthusiasm aroused by the animated series that aired between 1987 and 1996.

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