Screen Juice: Rihanna Movie Bags $200 Million Budget / ‘The Weekend’ Hits Netflix

Published: Wednesday 5th Jul 2017 by David

Welcome to another edition of Screen Juice, the TGJ original feature launched to keep you in the loop with all things TV and Film related.

Who makes up the ingredients of today’s blend?

The unstoppable force that is Rihanna and the British movie ‘The Weekend.

This year will bring with it the development of the star’s first project with Ava Duvernay and Lupita Nyong’O. Before that, she celebrates the unleashing of ‘Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets’, the movie she stars in alongside her pal Cara Delevingne which impacts U.S. on July 21st.

Some good news before it drops? Try this.

Fenty’s decision to sign up to appear in the release helped its producers bag a budget of $222,935,050 (197 million Euros) and is expected to help it draw in $20 million in the North America in its opening weekend.

Her union with the space opera leads the way for her next studio album which is to be built by writing camps in the U.K. and U.S. this summer.

New to Netflix this summer is ‘The Weekend‘, the British comedy delivered by Sheridan De Myers and the comedian Kojo.

The British production is now available to stream worldwide on the platform following its healthy run at theatres in its domestic market.

Leading the cast are three of London’s hottest YouTube stars: Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott and Dee Kaate, collectively known asJPD3/Mandem On The Wall. Through their various social channels, including The Wall of Comedy, they have built a global audience in excess of two million. Having acted together in E4’s Youngers / BBC3’s Comedy Feed “The JPD Show” and appeared individually in Big School, Doctor Who, Eastenders and a number of original film projects, they saw The Weekend as the perfect script to take their collective talents to the silver screen. The original story was conceived by Kojo, a stand-up comedian with a rapidly growing reputation, while the cast also features famous prankster Ashley Inkz, comedian Arnold Jorge, and TV personality Shanie Ryan.  

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  1. Meme July 5, 2017

    Oh snap. I have to admit I’m obsess with the idea of this movie and can’t wait to see how it plays out. Every time I look at that photo of her and Lupita I get goosebumps bumps

  2. Max July 5, 2017

    Anything with the Mandem on the wall is worth watching?

  3. Jyun July 5, 2017

    This article is incredibly incoherent. Which film has $200 million budget? Why is that new info? What does The Wwwkend have to do with Rihanna?

    • Meme July 5, 2017

      Same thing I said. I had to read it 3 times to figure out which movie they were talking about. Which isn’t clear

    • Shera July 5, 2017

      Girl i have a masters degree and still cant understand how Rhi is connected to the movie the Weekend? Wth is this article about???

  4. Girlhahah July 5, 2017

    Uhm this isn’t real Rihanna’s movie, she has a small part in it. Y’all tryna put this whole movie on Rihanna’s shoulder so if it flop y’all can write about how the movie flop because of her.

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