Freshly Fried - September 21, 2018

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Every week we dish up the freshest news from the world of entertainment!  Here's our 'Fryday' fry-up:

Hollywood News
Brie Larson Wows in First "Captain Marvel" Trailer
The first trailer for next year's "Captain Marvel" was released on Tuesday this week and it's getting people super excited!

This will be the 21st movie in the Marvel Universe and not only is it the first to have a female superhero as the lead, it is the first Marvel movie to have a female director - Anna Boden.
The dramatic trailer features Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) narrating as Brie Larson makes her debut as Captain Marvel.

The first glimpse we had of Captain Marvel on screen was at the end of "Avengers: Infinity War" when Fury contacts her - all that is visible is her emblem.  In "Captain Marvel", we see a superhero who has the potential to step in as the new leader of The Avengers.  

So who is Captain Marvel?  Her real name is Carol Danvers and she was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. After an accident involving fusion with Alien DNA (of course!), she transforms- she's mega strong, can fly, projects well as a bunch of other cool powers.  Now, she's here to save the day when alien forces threaten to destroy Earth.

Larson and Jackson will be joined by Gemma Chan, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Lashana Lynch and Rune Temte.  
Expect to see "Captain Marvel" in a cinema near you next year, from March 8!

John C. Reilly & Steve Coogan to Play Laurel & Hardy
One of Hollywood's most famous double acts are going to be back in cinemas!  Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy - who we all know simply as Laurel and Hardy - are to be played by comics John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan in a movie next year.

Titled "Stan & Oliie", the biopic will follow the dynamic duo through the highs, lows, laughs and tears of their careers in showbiz.  Much loved by audiences worldwide, as well as being praised by film critics for their comedic genius, Laurel and Hardy are Hollywood legends who made over 100 films together.  Screenwriter Jeff Pope aimed to portray their lives - flaws and all - in a realistic, honest way, to show audiences another side to the pair.

"Stan & Ollie" will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival this year on October 21 and is set to be in cinemas next January.

Nollywood News
First Trailer for "Last Days" Released
Biodun Stephen's upcoming movie has a stellar cast, a compelling story and has already been screened at various film festivals.  So it's not surprising that people are getting excited about "Last Days".

The movie tells the story of a family who, after dealing with the loss of their father, find that their mother has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  A story of grief and survival, as well as strength and hope, it is something many people can identify with.

Among the cast are Susan Peters, Vivian Metchie, Bimbo Ademoye, Funsho Adeolu and Chris Iheuwa.
"Last Days" is yet to have a release date, but here's the trailer to see what's in store!

The 2018 City People Awards
The City People Awards was held last Sunday in the Balmoral Event Center in Ikeja, Lagos.
The Awards aim to honour those in the film and entertainment industry in Nigeria.

Among those recognised for their talent were Omotola Ekeinde with Icon of the Year, Jumoke Odetola with Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba), Ruth Kadiri with Best Actress of the Year, Femi Adebayo with Most innovative Actor of the Year and Nkechi Blessing Sunday with Most Promising Actress of the Year.

This is Femi Adebayo's second award this month - he won Best Indigenous Movie (Yoruba) at the AMVCA - and he thanked his fans for all the support that got him to this point.  Omotola Ekeinde's work on screen and in the music industry, as well as her philanthropy, have earned her the prestigious award for Icon of the Year.

Congratulations to all the winners, you deserve it!

"Farming" Bags International Deal Following TIFF
We wrote about Toronto International Film Festival a few weeks ago.  The TIFF has become a launch pad for filmmakers from all over the world, rivalling Cannes in terms of influence in the film industry.

The British-Nigerian actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, made his directorial debut with "Farming" at this year's TIFF.  Met with praise by audiences at the festival, the movie has now been acquired by Lionsgate.  It has become one of THE movies to watch out for which screened at TIFF and Akinnuoye-Agbaje has shown he has real talent behind the camera. 

Akinnuoye-Agbaje also stars in "Farming", alongside Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Damson Idris,  Genevieve Nnaji, Zephan Amissah and John Dalgleish.  Drawing from the director's own experience,  the film is a personal portrayal of Enitan, a London-born Nigerian boy, who is sent to live in the home of a white working-class family with the aim of providing him with a better future.  This is based on actual social experiments carried out in England in the 1960s.  In "Farming", we see how this young boy is caught between two cultures and it pushes audiences to think about today's attitudes towards immigrants and race.

Take a look at the clip for a sneak peek at Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's directorial debut:

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