iPOP Alumni Shameik Moore Returns in Animated Spider-Man Sequel

 iPOP Alumni Shameik Moore Returns in Animated Spider-Man Sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The sequel to the critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning film recently released the official trailer.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse picks up where Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse left off. In the new feature, which is set to be released in 2022, Miles Morales (Moore) is thrust into alternate spaces, and places after a portal to Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) returns from her universe. From there on, the film slings through a range of art styles and mile-a-minute moments where audiences will see Morales (Moore) pitted against Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac).

According to the official description, the upcoming sequel will “transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.”

Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin Thompson, Columbia Pictures, and Sony Pictures Animation serve as producers for the animated feature in association with Marvel Entertainment. The first film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, made history when the Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, and Rodney Rothman-directed picture took home an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The win made Ramsey the first Black American to be nominated for and win the distinction.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) is slated to hit theaters on Oct. 7, 2022, with Part Two on the calendar to follow sometime in 2023.

No stranger to his own critical acclaim, Moore is best known for his star-turning role in 2015’s Dope. Following the film’s success, Moore landed the role of Miles Morales in the award-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Shameik Moore is an actor, rapper, singer, and dancer from Atlanta, GA, who achieved stardom after attending the twice-annual LA-based talent competition iPOP!. The international competition brings together performers from around the world, providing unparalleled training and promotion to hundreds of Hollywood agents, casting directors, and managers.

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iPOP Alumni Karrie Martin Signs on to Star in “Nexus Dream”

 iPOP Alumni Karrie Martin Signs on to star in writer-director Jigeesh Magar’s Nexus Dream. Additional cast members have not yet been noted.

In the feature film, two brilliant minds find themselves each haunted by the demons of a personal tragedy. According to Deadline, who first released the exclusive, the plot line of the film is further described as the following:

“The two attempt to reinvent themselves through the discovery and formulation of a serum that transforms dying human organs into healthy ones. But the dangerous entanglements of one, and the dark, ominous presence that shadows the other, threaten to destroy not only their lives but the very purpose of their discovery for mankind.”

Karrie will portray the role of Alejandra in the feature film. Her character is described as a “young woman of immigrant parents with a gifted intellect and a promising future, which, rare enough in her neighborhood, has to be put on hold. Devotion and loyalty to the family will always come first, and hers is desperately needing help through hard times, even as she grapples with a secret tragedy from her past.”

Magar will produce nexus Dreams with Misha Zvagilskiy and Antonio Lujak. The feature film’s executive producers include Amal ElWardi, Zoran Misetic, Kirk M. Petruccelli, and Rafael Primorac, with John Alexander Stern serving as an associate producer.

Repped by Luber Roklin, Karrie has experienced continued success since attending iPOP LA. She currently stars in the Netflix hit series Gentefied, which is in its second season. Before Genetified, Karrie appeared in Pretty Little Liars, The Arrangement, and USA’s The Purge. However, it was after attending iPOP LA that Karrie found success in Hollywood. Her next project will be producing That Boy, which she recently bought the rights to.

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iPOP Alumni Madison Wolfe Returns to Screen for James Wan’s Malignant

 iPOP Alumni Madison Wolfe returned to screen this month for James Wan’s “Malignant.” The film from the acclaimed horror genre director Wan debuted on HBO Max and select theaters on September 10. Along with Madison Wolfe, the film also stars Annabelle Wallis, George Young, and Jake Abel.

In the film, Madison (Wallis) is paralyzed by shocking visions. Her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are, in fact, terrifying realities. Madison Wolfe plays the role of “Young Serena” in the film, an essential character in the storyline and premise.

“Malignant” serves as Madison Wolfe’s second project with James Wan. The director’s sequel to “The Conjuring,” “The Conjuring 2,” was Madison’s first significant film role. Before the film’s release, Madison had recurring roles on several hit series, including “True Detective” and “Astronaut Wives Club.” In addition to her most recent role in “Malignant.” She will next be seen in “They Whisper,” “The Man in the White Van,” “Growing Up Gorman,” and “Paulie Go!.”

It was after attending iPOP LA that Madison Wolfe found success in Hollywood. Connecting with top industry professionals, Madison has gone on to appear in numerous film and TV products.

“Malignant” can be streamed now through October 10 on HBO Max and is in theaters everywhere.

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iPOP Alumni Madelaine Petsch Produced Documentary Premieres on Streaming Platforms

 iPOP Alumni Madelaine Petsch debuted her Executive Produced documentary to streaming platforms this week. “Meat Me Halfway” is a new documentary about the reducetarian movement, which “seeks to create common ground at the dinner table.” Brian Kateman directs the film, which also features cameos from prominent plant-based people, including Ethan Brown, Gene Baur, and Eric Adams.

The documentary argues that convincing people to eat reducetarian diets will be easier and more effective in solving many worldwide health issues. This, as the film states, would be in comparison to what we have now, a small percentage of vegans and a large population of animal product-eaters. The film also focuses on facts about the animal agriculture industry, the medical industry, and nutrition.

In a recent appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Madelaine discussed the significance of the film and her joy in involvement. Stating:

“…The reason why I love it so much is I’ve been raised plant-based, and I never wanted to shove those beliefs down people’s throats, but I also want to give them the tools and information to make their own educated decisions, and I met Brian Kateman, who has this whole movement called reducetarianism, which is reducing your meat consumption, not stopping it.” She continues by saying, “It’s an unrealistic goal to think that the whole world should go vegan. And I reached out to him when I read about his movement and asked him what he’s got going on, and he told me he is working on a documentary, and I jumped on with him, and we just hit the ground running.”

Meat Me Halfway can now be streamed on Amazon Prime and iTunes.

Madelaine also shared an in-depth one-on-one with the film’s director Brian Kateman on her Youtube channel this week. In it, the pair dove deeper into the premise and purpose of the documentary.

Madelaine achieved success after attending iPOP LA, the twice-annual event based in Los Angeles, CA. She is best know for her role as Cheryl Blossom in the hit CW series Riverdale. Madelaine’s most recent thriller Sightless in which she stars as the character Ellen is now streaming. Fans can also expect to see her in the title role for another thriller based on the best-selling novel Clare at 16, which is in pre-production. Madelaine is repped by Mosaic, CAA, and attorney Chad M. Christopher.

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iPOP Alumni Alexis Knapp to Star in New Thriller Alongside Mena Suvari

 iPOP Alumni Alexis Knapp will serve as one of the leading cast members for the thriller “The Accursed.” Knapp will star alongside actress Mena Suvari for the Kevin Lewis directed feature. Sarah Grey (Netflix’s “The Order” and DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow”) and Meg Foster (“The Lords of Salem”) and Sarah Dumont (“Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”) will also star.

The new horror feature about demonic possession centers on a young woman, Elly (Grey), who faces a horrifying past. After a tragedy, Elly returns home but soon finds that her overwhelming guilt has manifested into hallucinatory visions of her late parent. Trying to escape the grief, Elly accepts a new job from the mysterious Alma (Suvari). It is when Elly realizes that Alma has other intentions that she encounters Mary Lynn (Knapp). In the feature film, Knapp will play the role of Mary Lynn, a witch hunter. Knapp’s character becomes hellbent on lifting the demonic curse that has plagued her family for generations.

On the all-female cast, Director Kevin Lewis said the following:

“This opportunity to blend an incredible story with working with an exceptional female-driven cast is a tremendous moment for me as a director and horror lover.”

Writer Rob Kennedy wrote the screenplay for “The Accursed,” produced by Marcus Englefield and George Lee for Storyoscopic Films. The film itself has been described as a supernatural possession flick that blends the genre artistry of Sam Raimi, Dario Argento, and James Wan.

Alexis rose to fame after finding success attending iPOP! LA, the twice-annual LA-based talent event. Before being cast in the fan-favorite role of Stacie in “Pitch Perfect,” Alexis found her first official break in “Couples Retreat” (2009) and “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (2010). Up next for Alexis will be – “Phobias” alongside Camille Belle and “Rosary.”

About iPOP!

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