‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’: Nico Santos joins the cast – Actus Ciné
Nico Santos of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Superstore” will star in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” in an unspecified role.
Stantos joins an already sprawling ensemble, including returning cast Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone and Elizabeth Debicki, plus new stars Will Poulter, Chukwudi Iwuji, Maria Bakalova and Daniela Melchior.
Writer-director James Gunn recently wrapped production on the film, which is currently slated for release on May 5, 2023. It will conclude the “Guardians” trilogy, which Gunn launched in 2014 with great skepticism given the obscure provenance of the characters. within Marvel. comic book cannon. It went on to gross $773.4 million worldwide, and the 2017 sequel grossed $863.8 million worldwide.
Santos also had a voice-over role in HBO Max’s animated comedy royal “The Prince” and recently wrapped the Netflix movie “Happiness for Beginners” with Ellie Kemper.
Deadline first broke the news.
The Tasveer Film Fund launches the 2022 edition
South Asian arts organization Tasveer has launched its third annual film fund, which supports emerging filmmakers with production grants in addition to mentorship and resources.
The third annual Tasveer Film Fund will have two tracks, one for short films and one for feature films. Netflix supports the shorts track as part of its Fund for Creative Equity initiative, and the track offers three separate grants: a $15,000 Documentary Project Grant, a $10,000 Shorts Grant, and a $10,000 for LGBTQI+ short films. The new feature film track will award $15,000 to South Asian filmmakers.
“Tasveer has a long history of supporting South Asian filmmakers through our film festival, but to have a grant that helps make these projects possible from their inception – it’s a long-held organizational dream that is finally coming to fruition. achieve,” Rita Meher, executive director of Tasveer, said in a statement.
The Tasveer Film Fund is led by Program Director Lucy Mukerjee. Applications for the grant are open until September 15. Three finalists will be chosen for each category, who will pitch their projects ahead of the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival in November 2022, with winners chosen based on pitch.