The Week in Culture: ‘Police University’ Premieres and Lizzo Releases a New Song
Everything you might’ve missed this week in the entertainment world, August 9–13
Welcome to Metro.Style’s Culture Round-up! We bring you everything you might’ve missed this week in the entertainment world, from an upcoming film about K-pop from Parasite’s producer to Catherine Zeta-Jones being cast as Morticia Addams in Tim Burton’s Wednesday.
Parasite’s producer is working on a film about K-pop
A feature-length film about K-pop is in the works, from Parasite executive producer Miky Lee and Interstellar producer Lynda Obst. JK Youn, who directed two of Korea’s biggest movies of all time—Haeundae (2009) and Ode to My Father (2014)—is set to helm the project. The film, called K-Pop: Lost in America, follows a boy group that “mistakenly lands in Texas with only two days left until their global debut in the New York. With no money and little time, they must make their way to New York to perform on their dream stage.”
Police University premiered this week
Police University, which premiered on August 10, follows a former hacker with a criminal record and a skilled detective, who meet at National Police University, where they become teacher-and-student. The drama is available to watch on Viu.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is playing Morticia Addams in Tim Burton’s upcoming Addams Family series for Netflix, Wednesday
Wednesday, an 8-episode live-action series revolving around the eldest Addams child, has found its Morticia: Catherine Zeta-Jones, who will appear in a guest starring role. According to Variety, the Tim Burton-helmed series is “described as a supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago—all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”
Lizzo has a new song—with Cardi B!
Welcome the weekend with a new bop from Lizzo and Cardi B, “Rumors”! It’s Lizzo’s first single in over two years since the release of her well-received album, Cuz I Love You, and since she took the world by storm with hits like “Juice,” “Truth Hurts,” and “Good As Hell.”
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