Delroy Lindo joins Mahershala Ali in ‘Blade’; Jonah Hill to star in Martin Scorsese’s Grateful Dead biopic; Johnny Depp’s and Amber Heard’s tumultuous relationship gets a documentary in ‘Johnny vs Amber’

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New cast announcements and new projects have been announced that are keeping Hollywood fans excited and elated. Delroy Lindo is all set to join Marvel’s Blade whereas Jonah Hill is all set to play Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese’s Grateful Dead biopic. On the other hand, Johnny Depp’s and Amber Heard’s relationship breakdown is getting a documentary on discover+. Read on for more details:

Delroy Lindo joins Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios' 'Blade'

Delroy Lindo joins Mahershala Ali in Marvel's Blade | Entertainment  News,The Indian Express

Delroy Lindo is joining the cast of Marvel Studios' Blade, starring Mahershala Ali as the titular human-vampire hybrid. Lindo is the first actor to join the cast since Ali broke the news of the Blade reboot at the end of Marvel Studios' 2019 panel at San Diego Comic-Con, reports variety.com. It is directed by Bassam Tariq and the script is by Stacy Osei-Kuffour. Details about Lindo's role in the film are still underwraps, but one strong possibility is Jamal Afari, who in the Marvel comics is the man who raised and mentored Blade also known as Eric Brooks in the ways of vampire hunting when Eric was young. In the comics, Jamal is Black, but in the 1998 feature adaptation of Blade starring Wesley Snipes, the character was renamed Abraham Whistler and cast with white actor Kris Kristofferson. Marvel has not yet announced a release date for Blade, but observers expect the film to debut in the fall of 2023.

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Jonah Hill roped in to play Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese’s Grateful Dead biopic

Jonah Hill To Play Jerry Garcia In Martin Scorsese's Grateful Dead Pic for  Apple  Deadline

Jonah Hill is all geared up to star in Martin Scorsese directed untitled biopic on the Grateful dead band. Hill will play the group’s frontman, Jerry Garcia. He will also produce the film through his Strong Baby banner along with his producing partner Matt Dines. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are penning the script with Rick Yorn of LBI Entertainment joining Hill and Scorsese as producers. Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will executive produce along with their late bandmate’s daughter Trixie Garcia, Eric Eisner and Bernie Cahill.

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard relationship breakdown to be spotlighted in documentary

Even Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Settlement Is Plagued by Rival Accusations  | Vanity Fair

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationship breakdown is getting a documentary on discovery+ titled Johnny vs Amber. It will tell the story of Johnny’s and Amber's relationship breakdown from each of their viewpoints in a two-part documentary, reports deadline.com. The celebrity court case of the decade will first introduce Depp's side, how he felt he was married to a "Machiavellian liar" who would stop at nothing to protect her image, before Heard's episode explains how the actress married the man of her dreams only to see him turn into a "violent drug-fuelled monster". It will feature interviews with lawyers on both sides along with people close to the pair and extensive archive and audio footage. Nick Hornby and Fran Baker are exective producing for UK Crazy Delicious producer Optomen, with Matt Reid for Discovery. Hornby said, "Through the tapes, home videos and text messages shown in court, these films give viewers a rare and important insight into a marriage that went tragically wrong, and to better understand the hugely important issue of domestic violence."

(Source: IANS/Deadline)

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