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Tom Hardy & Zazie Beetz to star in Apple TV+ Drama Series titled 'Lazarus' while the series 'Dear Edward' Premiers this Friday and more

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It's being reported this afternoon that Oscar nominee Tom Hardy and Atlanta Primetime Emmy nominee Zazie Beetz are set to star in the Apple TV+ drama series Lazarus, a project which is still nearing development and closing deals. The project is a co-production between A+E Studios and Range Studios and being sold to Apple.

Lazarus is based on the Joona Linna book series by Lars Kepler (pseudonym for Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril), which has been lauded by such outlets as The New York Times, Washington Post and EW, selling more than 17M copies worldwide.

In the series, an emaciated young man is found wandering along a train track. Thirteen years earlier, he and his sister went missing, presumed victims of the notorious serial killer Jurek Walter. To find the sister, police detective Saga Bauer must go undercover in the maximum-security psychiatric hospital where Jurek Walter has been kept since his arrest years ago. Hardy will play Jurek Walter and Beetz will portray Inspector Saga Bauer, in what I hear is akin to Hannibal Lector-Clarice Stalling type roles. For more on this, read the full Deadline report.

Apple TV+: "Dear Edward" Premiere

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On Tuesday night Apple held the premiere event for "Dear Edward" at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Those presented in the photo from event include: Colin O’Brien, Taylor Schilling, Jason Katims, creator, showrunner, executive producer and writer, and Connie Britton.

“Dear Edward” tells the story of Edward Adler (played by O’Brien), a 12-year-old boy who survives a devastating commercial plane crash that kills every other passenger on the flight, including his family. As Edward and a diverse ensemble of others affected by the tragedy try to make sense of life after the crash, unexpected friendships, romances and communities are formed.

“Dear Edward” will make its global debut with the first three episodes of its 10-episode first season this Friday, February 3, 2023, followed by one new episode weekly.

Bingers will be able to watch the series in its entirety on March 24, 2023.  For more photos and credits for the series, review Apple's full press release.

Shot on iPhone 14 Pro: Fursat – A Vishal Bhardwaj Film

Yesterday, Samsung released their next-gen Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone. Samsung showcased two films (01 and 02) shot with their latest camera. One of the films was directed by Scott Ridley.

Today Apple released the film "Fursat" that was directed by  director Vishal Bhardwaj and Shot on iPhone 14 Pro. It's a magical story about a man so obsessed with controlling the future that he risks losing what he holds most precious in the present.

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