Freshly Fried - June 1, 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
Jamie Foxx to Play Spawn
It's official - Spawn will be played by Jamie Foxx!  This project is especially exciting because Todd McFarlane, the creator of the comic book character, Spawn, will be making his directorial debut with this movie.  The fact that renowned studio, Blumhouse, ("The Purge", "Insidious", "Paranormal Activity") is joining really amps up the anticipation. Blumhouse is known for their low-budget movies, which will be a totally new approach to the superhero genre, usually known for its massive, costly blockbusters.

So far, we know that the lead character of the movie will be Twitch and Foxx will co-star.  Twitch is yet to be cast.  Macfarlane has already stated that this will likely be the beginning of a trilogy.  

Stay tuned for more information and we'll be sure to keep you posted!

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New Trailer for "Christopher Robin" Released
Everyone loves the adventures of honey-loving Winnie the Pooh and his buddies and now we have an upcoming movie all about Christopher Robin himself!

Ewan McGregor has been cast as the lead and Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Jim Cummings and Mark Gatiss will co-star.

Christopher is now grown up and has a family he needs to support.  When he re-unites with his childhood friend, Winnie the Pooh, he starts to remember how to love life again.

"Christopher Robin" is set to be released on August 3.  For now, enjoy the trailer!

Nollywood News
Joseph Benjamin Cast in American TV Series
Nollywood actor, Joseph Benjamin, is known for his roles in "Tango With Me", "Mr. and Mrs.", "Murder at Prime Suites" and "Married But Living Single".  Now, his talent has been recognised internationally - he has landed a role in the 3rd season of the popular American television show, "Greenleaf".

The show centres around The Greenleaf family, who run a megachurch in Memphis.  From the outside, the Greenleafs appear to be a family to look up to, who are kind and loving.  However, appearances are not what they seem - scandals and secrets are rife within the family and threaten to tear them apart. 

Keith David, Lynn Whitfield and Merle Dandridge star in "Greenleaf" and guest stars have included Oprah Winfrey and Pattie LaBelle - so Joseph is in very good company!  the 3rd season of "Greenleaf" will premier this August on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins Cast of "Maleficent" Sequel
The fantastically talented British-Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor will be starring alongside Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Skrein for the second "Maleficent" movie.

Chiwetel has excelled on the big screen as well as on television, with his most memorable performances being "12 Years a Slave", "Dr Strange", "Half of a Yellow Sun".

The story of "Maleficent II" will continue from the first film, but two years have passed.  Expect the same struggle between good and evil, with plenty of magic and sorcery to keep you entertained in this sequel!

Filming has just begun and Disney is keeping quiet about the details at the moment.  We don't know yet which character will be played by Chiwetel, but we'll let you know as soon as we do! 

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