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Media Watch: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Teases Their Return, Sheriff Dewey Returns to Woodsboro, Snyder Hosts a ‘Man of Steel’ Watch Party & More!

Adam Sandler Joins LeBron James’ Hustle

Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems) has found the next project to star in at Netflix with the LeBron James (Space Jam: A New Legacy) produced Hustle.

The film, which is being penned by Taylor Materne (NBA 2K20) and Will Fetters (A Star is Born), will follow an American basketball scout who, after being unjustly fired, discovers a once-in-a-lifetime player internationally and decides to bring him to the United States in hopes of proving the both have what it takes to make it in the NBA.

Sandler is set to star in the film as well as produce through his Happy Madison banner alongside Roth/Kirschenbaum Films and James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment banner, with We the Animals director Jeremiah Zagar attached to helm the project.

 

Man of Steel Watch Party Announced


Writer/director Zack Snyder (Army of the Dead) has taken to Twitter to announce he will be hosting a special watch party for the first installment in the DC Extended Universe, Man of Steel, this Wednesday morning via the Vero social media app.

 

David Arquette Joins Scream 5

Deputy-turned-sheriff Dewey Riley is coming back to the bloody world of Woodsboro as David Arquette (Once Upon a Time in Venice) has signed on to return for the upcoming Scream reboot from Ready or Not directors Radio Silence at Spyglass Media Group.

The 48-year-old actor becomes the first actor from the original franchise to sign on for the fifth film in the series, with other legacy actors currently being eyed for returning, with word coming earlier this month that lead heroine Neve Campbell is currently in talks to reprise her role of Sidney Prescott.

“I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new. Scream been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy,” Arquette said in a statement.

While plot details are currently scarce, it is being reported that the film will follow “a woman returning to her home town to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes.”

“It’s impossible to fully express how much Wes Craven’s work and the Scream movies in particular mean to us as fans and have influenced us as storytellers,” Radio Silence said in a statement. “Kevin Williamson’s incredible stories have entertained and inspired us for decades and we’re insanely honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the cinematic world Wes and Kevin so brilliantly created together. Jamie and Guy’s amazing script does that legacy justice and we’re so excited to bring the next chapter of Scream to life.”

 

Will Ferrell EuroVision Teaser Trailer Released

Netflix has released the first official teaser for David Dobkin’s forthcoming comedy film titled Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, providing us with our first-look at Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams’characters as they perform the “Volcano Man” song. The film will be available for streaming on Friday, June 26th.

Eurovision revolves around the wildly popular and long-running international TV music competition The Eurovision Song Contest, which is a contest that began in Switzerland in 1956 with seven participating West European nations. This year 43 countries competed for the prize with Lisbon by Netta winning after performing the song “Toy.” ABBA and Céline Dion are among the former contestants who launched successful worldwide careers after their wins at The Eurovision Song Contest.

The film focuses on Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, two struggling Icelandic musicians who join the contest. Joining Will Ferrell (Elf, Blades of Glory) and Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Game Night) are Pierce Brosnan (Mrs. Doubtfire, Mamma Mia!) as Erick Erickssong, Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast) as Alexander Lemtov and Demi Lovato (Camp Rock) as Katiana.

 

The Umbrella Academy Gets Season 2 Premiere Date

Netflix has announced the official premiere date for the upcoming second season of Gerard Way’s hit superhero series The Umbrella Academy which will see the return of the Hargreeves siblings following the first season finale’s time-travel cliffhanger. Season 2 is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, July 3. The announcement also came with the release of a new promo video which you can check out below, featuring the main cast as they recreate their “I Think We’re Alone Now” dance sequence from the first season.

In season one, on the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya, and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

 

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