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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