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TikTok royalty reality TV, Aretha Franklin biopics, and true crime with Selena Gomez: new trailers in this week’s film round-up.

Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin RESPECT

MGM: Respect

Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin RESPECT
MGM: Respect

Elite: season four

Class is back in session for the students of Las Encinas High School, and this year is looking juicer than ever. Since season three ended with our favourite trouble makers Nadia, Lucrecia and Malick all heading west, season four kicks off with several new kids who are already causing some trouble for the OGs. With a new headmaster (since the other one let several students get murdered), and Guzmán and Samu’s relationship heating up, this school year is definitely looking like one for the books.

Too Hot To Handle

Does anyone else remember that time last year when Netflix dropped the first season of Too Hot To Handle and suddenly everyone lost composure? We sure do, and we couldn’t be more grateful that we can relive it all over again. Revealing that the new season will return June 23, Netflix will be dropping the first four episodes of the show June 23, while the remaining six instalments will be lined up for June 30. The show involves a bunch of beach hotties from all over the world being transported to an exotic location in hopes that they can find love. The only catch is, they are forbidden from taking part in any sexual activity if they want to be in with a chance of winning the $100,000 cash prize.

Fear Street

Stranger Things meets Scream? We can already see us binge-watching this. Based on the best selling R.L. Stine novels of the same name, Fear Street will be split into three films that are set in the fictional town of Shadyside. Terrorised by sinister occurrences for 300 years, each film follows the eerie events that happen in the town in 1994, 1978 and 1666. With the first release being 1994, the film follows a group of teenagers who discover the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected. Starring Wonderland cover star Maya Hawke and Sadie Sink, the film is set to land July 2nd, followed by Part Two: 1978 on July 9 and Part Three: 1666 July 16.

Respect

We’ve biopics from Billie Holiday, James Brown and Nina Simone over the years, so it’s only right we get one from the queen of soul herself. Stepping into the iconic shoes of Mrs “Respect” is Dreamgirls Jennifer Hudson, for what is set to be an Oscar-worthy performance. Originally due for release in January this year, the film will give us an insight into Franklin’s life from a child to stardom in her later years. Starring Mary J. Blige and Forest Whitaker, the film is set to land this August.

The D’Amelio Show

With KUWTK sadly coming to an end this year and the Real Housewives delayed due to COVID, we’re in need of some reality TV, and the D’Amelio family are serving up the goods. If you have been living under a rock, you might not have heard of the queens of TikTok Charli D’Amelio and sister Dixie, who both boast an impressive following of 116 million and 34.6 million. Having taken over social media with their viral dance crazes and hilarious skits, the two are set to give us a peek into their lives behind the screen with their new show. Giving us Life of Kylie vibes, the show will document their rise to stardom and how they navigate their “normal lives”.

Dear Evan Hansen

We’re not going to lie, we were 1.59 minutes into the trailer and we could already feel the tears forming. Based on the musical of the same name, Dear Evan Hansen follows the story of Evan who suffers from severe social anxiety. In a bid to help him confront his problems, his doctor tells him to write letters to himself in hopes of encouraging him. But when a classmate steals his letter and then later dies by suicide, the parents mistakes it as their son’s last words, throwing him into series of inspiring and confrontational events. Starring Amandla Stenberg and Amy Adams, the emotional drama is set to land this September and we already have the tissues on deck.

Only Murder in the Building

We’re not going to lie to you, when we heard true crime, we were sold. Created by Steve Martin, the upcoming TV show follows a group of true crime enthusiasts who all bond over their obsession. But as they start to trade secrets, the group find themselves wrapped up in their own crime. With Steve Martin starring and Selena Gomez making a return to the silver screen, we already see ourselves playing murder mystery with the characters.

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