Jordan Peele’s “Us” sees early success
In his newest and highly anticipated thriller, “Us,” writer-director Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) delves into the horrors faced by a family after being confronted by a terrifying group of doppelgangers during a seemingly normal vacation. Premiering first at South by Southwest on March 8, “Us” has already received ample critical acclaim for its screenplay, direction, acting, musical score and cinematography, earning a 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating. For those unsure they can handle the horror, Peele assures “the fun [of the film] outweighs the scary.”
Cardi B, JLo to star in stripper flick
Grammy award winner Cardi B will be making her feature film debut in the upcoming movie “Hustlers.” The rapper will be starring alongside fellow musician and actress Jennifer Lopez, “Crazy Rich Asians” star Constance Wu, “Scream Queens” actress Keke Palmer, “Silver Linings Playbook” actress Julia Stiles and “Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart. According to the Rolling Stone, “Hustlers,” written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, is set in New York City “in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.” The film follows a crew of savvy strip club employees who band together to scam their wealthy Wall Street clientele. A premiere date has not yet been released.
Jonas Brothers are back in action
Beloved “Jo Bros” Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas are back as a trio in their new release, “Sucker,” a single that marks their first new music in over five years. The song, which was well-received by nostalgic fans, was accompanied by a music video starring the three brothers as well as Nick Jonas’ wife Priyanka Chopra, Kevin Jonas’ wife Danielle and Joe Jonas’ fiancée Sophie Turner. The trio- who split in 2013 with Nick and Joe enjoying success as a solo artist and lead singer of musical group, DNCE, respectively- announced in a tweet on their joint account, @JonasBrothers, that they “had the best time shooting [the] video in England with [their] family” and that it “feels good to be back.” Could this mean an upcoming album or reunion tour? Let’s hope!
“Drake & Josh” in talks for a reboot
Hug me brotha’! A “Drake & Josh” reboot may be in the works according to show co-star and musician Drake Bell. “We’re working on something special,” Bell teased as he walked the iHeart Radio red carpet. “I’m excited. I think we have a great idea,” the actor continued. The duo is currently in talks with several networks about the new show, which Bell hinted will be “way more creative” and “way cooler.” The original show, which starred Bell and Peck, aired on Nickelodeon from 2004-2007 and followed the hilarious adventures of stepbrothers learning to navigate their way through the highs and lows of the teen years.