#ICYMI : From Akshay Kumar's Sarfira to the Mirzapur season 3 trailer, here's what happened this week!

Vruddhi Bagadia
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From cliff-hanger teasers and trailers to announcements and releases, catch up this week's entertainment highlights!

This week, the entertainment industry saw a buzz of exciting updates with several announcements and trailers catching our attention. The much-anticipated trailer for 'Mirzapur Season 3' finally dropped, leaving audiences on a cliffhanger after the shocking finale of Season 2, hinting at a fierce battle for the throne. Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar's upcoming film, Sarfira promises an inspiring story of making air travel accessible to all. In other news, Sharmajee Ki Beti, a heartwarming, slice-of-life comedy, is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video,  Additionally, Disney's live-action adaptation of Moana is set to bring the beloved animated film to life in a new way. With so much happening in the world of entertainment, let's dive into the highlights of the week that was!

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Catherine Laga’aia lands the lead role in an adaptation of Disney’s live-action ‘Moana’

Catherine Laga'aia is set to star opposite Dwayne Johnson in Disney's highly anticipated live-action adaptation of Moana. Johnson will reprise his iconic role as the Demigod Maui while the 17-year-old Australian actress will take on the role of Moana. Based on the 2016 animated film, the project is slated to begin production this summer, bringing the Polynesian princess' epic journey to life in a whole new way.


Lewis Hamilton linked Brad-Pitt Formula1 movie speeds towards summer 2025 release

The highly anticipated Formula 1 film starring Brad Pitt, produced in collab with Formula 1 and Apple Original Films, is set to hit theaters next year. Directed by Joseph Kosinski who is known for his work on 'Top Gun: Maverick', the movie promises an authentic look into the world of Formula 1 racing. 

The Boys’ to conclude with season 5

In a move that's bound to shock fans, 'The Boys' creator Eric Kripke has revealed that this Prime Video series will come to an end with its fifth season. The announcement comes just after the show received an early renewal for season five last month, ahead of the highly anticipated premiere of season four. Kripke's confirmation marks the beginning of the end for the beloved superhero satire that's garnered a massive following worldwide.

Julianna Margulies won't be returning for Season 4 of The Morning Show

Julianna Margulies, known for her iconic roles in The Good Wife and films like Snakes on a Plane, has decided not to reprise her role as journalist Laura Peterson in Season 4 of the Apple TV series The Morning Show. Despite being offered a one-episode appearance, Margulies declined, making her exit from the show official. While her character's storyline continued in Season 3, it remains uncertain whether she will return for a potential fifth season. 

Sandra Bullock, Nichole Kidman all set to return for 'Practical Magic 2

Sandra Bullock and Nichole Kidman are reprising their roles as the Owens sisters in a sequel to the 1998 fantasy film Practical Magic. The original film followed the siblings' use of magic to cover up a murder, and has since become a spooky classic. The sequel is confirmed with Kidman announcing the return of the lead duo in recent interviews.


Alia Bhatt turns author with children's picture book

Alia Bhatt makes her debut as an author with a children's book, ‘Ed Finds a Home’, published by Penguin India. The book follows a young girl's adventure to rescue a dog, promoting environmental awareness and love for nature. As the first book in the ‘Ed-a-Mamma’ series, it is now available across major bookstores and e-commerce platforms. 

‘Sharmajee Ki Beti’ to be released on Prime Video

Sharmajee Ki Beti, a slice-of-life comedy film, written and directed by Tahira Kashyap Khurrana explores themes of women's empowerment and their challenges. The film follows three generations of women with the ‘Sharma’ surname as they navigate their unique experiences and struggles. This film premiered at Mumbai MAMI Film Festival 2023 and is now set to release on June 28 on Prime Video.

Mirzapur season 3 trailer released

The trailer for Mirzapur Season 3 has been released ahead of the show's July 5 premiere on Prime Video. The teaser had earlier left fans excited, showing a fierce battle for the throne of Mirzapur between Guddu and Kaleen Bhaiya. The upcoming season promises more bloodshed and gang politics, with fans eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the gripping saga.

HBO ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ first look released

HBO's upcoming Game of Thrones spinoff series, ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’, has released its first look and fans are ecstatic! Based on George R.R. Martin's novel The Hedge Knight, the show has started production in Belfast, Ireland, with an exciting ensemble cast, including Peter Claffey and Dexter Sol Ansell.

A Real Pain' official trailer released

Kieran Culkin and Jesse Eisenberg's new filmA Real Pain has released its first trailer, showcasing the actors as cousins on a journey to explore Jewish history in Europe after their grandmother's passing.

Richard Linklater reunites with Ethan Hawke on ‘Blue Moon’

Richard Linklater's next film, ‘Blue Moon’, has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics, marking his return to movie theaters after two Netflix projects. The film reunites Linklater and longtime collaborator Ethan Hawke, along with Margaret Qualley, Bobby Cannavale, and Andrew Scott, and will be their ninth project together.


‘Wild Wild Punjab’ to premiere on Netflix

Get ready for a laughter riot with Wild Wild Punjab, a comic caper premiering on Netflix on July 10. Produced by Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg, and directed by Simarpreet Singh, the film features an ensemble cast of Varun Sharma, Sunny Singh, and Patralekhaa, in a story about friendship and heartbreak. With its lighthearted vibe, it promises to be a must-watch for anyone who has ever experienced the pangs of love and heartbreak.


Nikhil Advani’s ‘Freedom At Midnight’ to stream on Sony LIV.

Sony LIV's upcoming political thriller series, Freedom at Midnight has released a new poster, featuring Chirag Vohra as Mahatma Gandhi, Sidhant Gupta as Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendra Chawla as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and Luke McGibney as Lord Louis Mountbatten. Directed by Nikkhil Advani, the series promises to bring alive defining moments from India's independence and partition.

Akshay Kumar’s ‘Sarfira’ trailer looks promising

The trailer for Akshay Kumar's upcoming film Sarfira was released on June 18, showcasing his character's journey to make air travel accessible for all Indians at an affordable price. Directed by Sudha Kongara, the film also stars Paresh Rawal and Radhikka Madan, and is set to release on July 12, promising a blend of drama, inspiration, and powerful performances.

Well, that wraps up our updates for this week! See you next week!

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