Freshly Fried - June 22, 2018

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Every week we bring you the freshest news from Nollywood and Hollywood.  Here's our "Fryday" fry up:

Hollywood News
Dr. Dre in Talks for Marvin Gaye Biopic
The life of Marvin Gaye, the master of soul, is the stuff of legends.  However, despite several attempts over the years, this inspiring story is yet to be told on the big screen.  Now, modern day music legend Dr. Dre is planning to give it a go.  Past attempts (by Cameron Crowe and F.Gary Gray) at making a movie about Gaye's life have been halted by his family.  

Dre is currently in talks about the biopic and awaiting approval from Gaye's family estate. Stay tuned for updates on this - hopefully we won't have to wait too long to see Dr. Dre's story of Motown's greatest.

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Terminator 6 in Production
It's been almost three decades since the wildly successful "Terminator 2: Judgement Day".  Now, James Cameron, director of that cult classic - and of course, the original "The Terminator" in 1984 - has taken the reigns again with "Terminator 6"!

The first two Terminator movies broke boundaries in the world of CGI and special effects, paving the way for future movie-makers.  There have been a few attempts at reboots of the franchise since, but none have been so successful - perhaps because Cameron wasn't at the helm?  

This week, set photos from "Terminator 6" were released, showing Mackenzie Davis with battle scars and looking every bit as tough as Sarah Connor.  Davis' character will be the protector of Dani Ramos (played by Natalie Reyes) who is being pursued by a new terminator played by Gabriel Luna.  As well as this already impressive cast we will see Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprising their roles.

"Terminator 6" is set to be released late next year.  For now, here's a snap of Mackenzie in action!

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Nollywood News
"Castle and Castle" has a Release Date
The much-anticipated drama TV series from EbonyLife, "Castle and Castle" has finally announced its release date!  

Starring Richard Mofe-Damijo and Dakore Akande, the series centres on a married couple, both lawyers.  Remi takes on the wealthiest clients, whatever the case, whereas her husband, Tega, is determined to continue to fight for human rights in his work.
As well as the pressure from their careers and the differences between them, there's a whole host of family drama in the mix.

You don't have long to wait for this drama-packed series - it debuts on July 1st!  Take a look at the trailer to see what's in store.

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Kiki Omeili to Produce Feature 
Kiki Omeili, known for her role in the popular TV series, "Lekki Wives", as well as "Married But Living Single", "" and "Gbomo Gbomo Express", is producing her first ever feature film, "Run".

Omeili will also star in the movie and Uche Chukwu is directing.  We know Chukwu from projects such as "Omoye" and "5PM".  Her fellow co-stars include Owen Gee, Greg Ojefua and Rotimi Salami.  Omeili has already impressed with her production of the 2016 short, "Unprotected", so we are super excited to see her work her magic with "Run"!

"Run" is still in production, so check back for future updates!


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