Freshly Fried - July 6, 2018

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Let's talk about what's fresh today in the entertainment world!  Here's our "Fryday" fry up:

Hollywood News
Miles Teller to Star in Top Gun Sequel
A few "Freshly Fried" articles ago, we told you the exciting news that Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise will be reprising their roles as Maverick and Ice Man in Top Gun: Maverick.  The most recent addition to the cast is Miles Teller, who be playing the son of Goose (Maverick's late best friend.)

We know Miles from "Ready Player One", "War Dogs" and "Insurgent" - to name but a few - and he has really made a name for himself in Hollywood.  Not just a pretty face, Miles is incredibly talented in front of the camera so we're super excited to see him work alongside heavy-hitters such as Kilmer and Cruise.

Stay tuned for more news on this one - currently, "Top Gun: Maverick" is set to be released in July 2019.

MIlesTeller
image: The Hollywood Reporter

$80 Million Predicted for "Ant-Man and the Wasp"
Finally, the time has come - "Ant-man and the Wasp" hits cinemas today!  Earlier this week, predictions were made that the film would make between $70 million and $80 million upon its release.

Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd are starring as two superheroes joining forces against evil.  If the predictions are anything go, this movie is set to be a hit - the first "Ant-Man" made $57 million in its debut.

What do you think?  Will you go see "Ant-Man and the Wasp"?  Let us know what you think in the comments!



Nollywood News
"Wonderland" Will Star Yetide Badaki
Nigerian-born Yetide Badaki is currently best known overseas for her role in the TV series "American Gods" in which her performance as Bilquis was critically acclaimed.  She has starred in various successful television shows over the years in the States and has now landed a role in the upcoming short movie, currently titled "Wonderland".

Based on the story of "Alice in Wonderland", the movie will be modern twist on the childhood tale.  Badaki will star as Zodwa, an aspiring actress.  When she gets the call for an audition, it seems her dreams have true, but all is not as it seems.  After arriving for her audition, she finds herself in another world where nothing makes sense.

"Wonderland" aims to open the doors for black actors -as a genre, fantasy is not best known for including multiple ethnicities.  It seems this short movie will finally show progression in this area in the film industry.

Starring alongside Yetide will be Karen David and Dominic Burgess.  Filming is yet to start so we'll keep you posted on news of this exciting project!

Yetide
image: ithestylist.co.uk

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