Freshly Fried - January 11, 2019

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Written by: Karen Cryer

2019 is off and running and we of course have the freshest news of the year so far!  Here's our 'Fryday' fry up:

Nollywood

Much-Anticipated "Levi" in Cinemas Next Week
There has been buzz surrounding Okechukwu Oku's movie for almost a year now, and we'll finally get to see it in cinemas next Friday!
"Levi", an Oracle Films Production, stars Ramsey NouahNancy Isime, Deyemi Okanlawon, Lydia Forson, Lisa Omorodion, Bolaji Ogunmola, and Nneoma Okoro.

The movie follows Levi, a successful and highly driven man, who aims to get to the top of his game before settling down with a wife and family.  When he finds out he's seriously ill, he decides it's time to marry Somi, who he has loved since childhood.  There's one catch - Somi is already married.  Can the man who has succeeded in everything make his last wish come true?

Check out "Levi" next Friday, January 18, and let us know what you think in the comments!


Desmond Elliot Completes New Movie
Nollywood legend Desmond Elliot closed filming of "4 Wives & Mistress" on January 5.  

As well as directing and producing the movie, Elliot plays the starring role.  Joining him in the cast are Iyabo OjoMonalisa ChindaSelassie Ibrahim, Caroline Moore, Mary Lazarus, and Kalu Ikeagwu.

You can probably guess a little about the theme of the movie - Elliot plays a man who is rich - both financially and in love!   With 4 wives, he has his hands full,  but it seems he has met the woman of his dreams.  He is so besotted with his mistress that he decides he wants to divorce his 4 wives and be a one-woman man.  We can only imagine the drama that follows!

The exact release date is not yet known for "4 Wives & Mistress", but it's set to premiere on ROK TV.

Desmond Elliot
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Alakada to be a Sitcom
The fabulous Toyin Abraham announced on Monday that her popular "Alakada" movie series is to be transformed into a sitcom!
The most recent in the series, "Alakada Reloaded", released in 2017, continued the story of a young girl who in order to fit in with the in crowd, pretends her social and financial status is far higher than it really is.

It's still in its early days, but the making of the sitcom (currently titled "Alakada: The Sitcom") is due to start shortly.  What we do know  is that it was written by Olukayode Aderibigbe and Adekunle Salawu, and the sitcom will feature the same characters and similar storyline to the movies we already know and love.

Stay tuned for more news on this exciting project!


Hollywood
New "Captain Marvel" Trailer Reveals More
Every trailer for the upcoming "Captain Marvel" uncovers a little more about the movie and it's characters than the last - and the latest released is no exception.

This third one shows us Skrulls mid-shapeshift, Jude Law's character (still unnamed) training Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), and gives us a closer look at the relationship between Danvers and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).  We also get more of an idea of the tone of the movie from the witty dialogue and rapport between the characters.

The latest instalment in the Marvel franchise, "Captain Marvel" is set to pave the way for a whole new set of adventures and the talk is that the kick-ass superhero will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the future, as well as certainly being a part of "Avengers: Endgame".

"Captain Marvel" will be in cinemas on March 8.


New Addition to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 2
Hollywood's favourite funny man, Danny Devito is the latest to join the cast of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 2"(title not yet confirmed).  It seems every week there is an announcement of a new cast member on social media - recently, the hilarious Awkwafina became part of the team.

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black will all be returning to their roles in the sequel, plus Jake Kasdan will once again be directing.  As well the plot is being kept tightly under wraps; we have no idea of the role that Devito will play.  As Dwayne Johnson says, "The magic of Jumanji is who becomes who."  

Who do you think Devito will play in the sequel?  We've got a while until we find out - the movie will be in cinemas on December 13.

Danny Devito
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Golden Globes Winners
The 76th Golden Globes were held this Monday in glamorous Beverly Hills.  "Green Book" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" were the surprise winners of the night, with Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma" also doing well.  Despite expectations, "A Star is Born" only got one Golden Globe.

Here's the full list of nominees and winners:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
Winner -Green Book

Best Performance By An Actor – Drama
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman

Best Performance By An Actor – Musical Or Comedy
Winner - Christian Bale – Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns

Best Supporting Actor
Winner - Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Sam Rockwell – Vice

Best Performance By An Actress – Drama
Winner - Glenn CloseThe Wife
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Performance By An Actress – Musical Or Comedy
Winner - Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – Vice
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best Director
Winner - Alfonso CuarónRoma
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Adam McKay – Vice

Best Screenplay
Winner - Green Book
Roma
The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
Vice

Best Motion Picture – Animated
Mirai

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Winner - Roma
Girl
Never Look Away
Shoplifters

Best Original Score
Winner - First Man – Justin Hurwitz
A Quiet Place – Marco Beltrami
Isle Of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat
Black Panther – Ludwig Göransson
Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman

Best Original Song
Winner - Shallow – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
All The Stars – Kendrick Lama, SZA (Black Panther)
Girl In The Movies – Dolly Parton (Dumplin’)
Requiem For A Private War – Annie Lennox (A Private War)
Revelation – Troye Sivan, Jónsi (Boy Erased)

Rami Malik
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