Freshly Fried - April 27, 2018

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Let's talk about what's freshly fried this week in the entertainment world!  Here's our "Fryday" fry up:

Hollywood News
Tim Burton to Direct Live-Action "Dumbo"
Audiences at CinemaCon on Tuesday were treated to concept art for Tim Burton's live-action version of "Dumbo".  As with the 1941 original, "Dumbo" will be produced by Disney but footage shown reveals that Burton's typical dark and quirky style is prevalent in the new movie.  

There is a lot of buzz and excitement about the new project; not only because the original is such a classic, but with an all-star cast - including Eva Green, Danny DeVito (who play the circus owner), Michael Keaton and Colin Farrell - it's expected to be a hit! "Dumbo" is set to hit cinemas on March 19, 2019.

Dumbo
Image: Alternative Press

New "Venom" Trailer Gives a Taste of What to Expect - And it's Creepy
The new trailer for "Venom" shows Tom Hardy excelling in the starring role, as well as preparing audiences for a more sinister side of Marvel. After a rather disappointing teaser trailer, this one certainly packs a punch! 
 
Tom Hardy plays journalist Eddie Brock, whose body is taken over by a symbiote causing him to struggle between good and evil.  This new trailer shows the truly disturbing face of Venom with some unbelievable CGI. This will also be the first movie in 'Sony's Marvel Universe', so we are super excited for the movie's release come October!


Nollywood News
Omoni Oboli Spends Her 40th Birthday Doing Good
The actress, producer, director and philanthropist, Omoni Oboli, celebrated her 40th birthday in style and by giving back. Oboli launched 'Sister Lizzie's Kitchen', her Omoni Oboli Foundation outreach programme, by cooking for and feeding the children of Makoko.

The programme aims to feed 500 children a week and was named after Omoni's late mother. During the launch alone, Sister Lizzie's Kitchen fed a total of 1200 children! What a success and what a wonderful way to spend such a milestone birthday!
 
Happy Birthday to you Omoni!

Omoni
Image: thenet.ng

New Nollywood-Hollywood Movie in Cinemas Next Week
Robert Peters' latest movie, "Alexandra", combines the best of both worlds - Hollywood and Nollywood! Starring Vivica A. Fox, Joseph Benjamin, and Ada Ameh, "Alexandra" is a thriller about a Nigerian woman who falls in love with an American she met online.  After moving to the States to be with him, things begin to go downhill fast.

Check out the trailer below to see what you can expect. Excited? Well, you don't have to wait too long to see the movie as it will be in select Nigerian cinemas starting May 4!



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