Freshly Fried - June 15, 2018

101 views June 15, 2018 9:30 AM

image above: GuideTrip

Every Friday, we're serving you the freshest in entertainment news!  Here's our "Fryday" fry up:

Hollywood News
John Cena and Jackie Chan to Star in Action Thriller
Director of "Need for Speed", John Waugh, is currently working on a new movie.  Currently titled "Project X", the movie was originally set to star Sylvester Stallone alongside the legendary king of stunts, Jackie Chan.  There's no need to be disappointed though - now, instead of Stallone, the world's most loveable wrestling star, John Cena, will be joining forces with Chan - and we can't wait to see the two together on screen!

The movie follows Chan and Cena battling against master criminals who have planned an oil heist.  "Project X" is inspired by the movie "Project A" from 1983, which starred Jackie Chan fighting against pirates in Hong Kong.  

Stay tuned for more news on this thrilling action duo!

image: Variety

"Check Out the Trailer for "First Man"
The story about the first man on the moon has always been truly inspirational. So we were excited to learn a while ago that Ryan Gosling will be playing Neil Armstrong in a biopic this year.

Titled "First Man", the movie portrays the compelling story of this historical space mission in 1969 and Armstrong's life leading up to it.  Gosling has long impressed audiences with his range.  From male romantic lead in "The Notebook" to brooding LAPD officer in "Blade Runner 2049", he has proved time and again his talent on-screen.

This week, the trailer for "First Man" was released to give us a taste of what's in store!  Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments!  "First Man" will be in cinemas on October 12.

Tim Burton's "Dumbo" Trailer Released
Back in April, we revealed the exciting news that there would be a new "Dumbo" movie directed by Tim Burton.  We said we'd keep you updated, so here is a sneak peek at the new trailer!

We have to wait until next March to see the new "Dumbo" in cinemas, but for now, enjoy this teaser!  How do you think it will compare to 1941 classic?

Nollywood News
Richard Mofe Damijo to Star in "The Heir Apparent"
The upcoming movie, directed by Robert O. Peters ( "30 Days in Atlanta", "A Trip to Jamaica"), already has the impressive Joseph Benjamin starring and now Nollywood star 'RDM' is joining!  Richard Mofe-Damijo has starred in some fantastic projects over the years, such as "The Wedding Party", "Okafor's Law" and "Three Wise Men", so we can't wait to see this new project.

Remember the 80's classic, "Coming to America"?  Well, "The Heir Apparent" will have a similar storyline, following a prince who decides to study in the States.  Cue the hilarity when the prince has to deal with a totally different culture and a whole new set of challenges.

Expect to see "The Heir Apparent" in theatres this August.


Linda Ikeji's New Platform Reaches 10,000 Subscribers!
It only launched last Friday, but Linda Ikeji's new platform, Linda Ikeji TV, has already gained 10,000 subscribers!  Even more impressive, this number was reached in the first 3 days after the launch.

Linda spent a year creating the platform, which offers subscription plans to viewers and provides access to a variety of shows.  As well as "Magodo Mums and Their Single Friend", - which we wrote about in last week's Freshly Fried -  "King Tondo", "Toyin Abraham: True and Bare", "Double Trouble", "I Survived" and many others will be available for your viewing pleasure.


Share on:


Related news