Starring Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw In theaters December 2015.
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, and Phylicia Rashad. In theaters November 25th, 2015
Ride Along 2
Starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. In theaters January 2016.
The Hateful Eight
Starring Samuel L. Jackson
The Perfect Guy
Starring Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut, and Michael Ealy. In theaters September 11, 2015.
Straight Outta Compton
Starring Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, and Corey Hawkins. In theaters August 14, 2015.
Starring Omar Sy.
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient Afrian artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower (Zaraah Abrahams) that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated...
Several hundred mourners gathered in Central Park on Monday to celebrate the life of Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the history-making actor who died August 28 after falling from a fire escape. He was the first black actor to play Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway. Jean-Baptiste will also be honored at the Imperial Theatre on Tuesday evening when they dim... Read More »
The trailer for Will Smith‘s NFL medical drama, Concussion, debuted today to the delight of football fans everywhere. The film is described as a “David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to... Read More »
With the success of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube‘s Straight Outta Compton, producers are ramping up their search for the lead role in Morgan Creek’s Tupac Shakur biopic. Contrary to popular belief, the film has not yet found it’s star. Director Carl Franklin and Betty Mae Casting are still searching for that special someone who can bring that “Thug... Read More »
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, an actor who made his stage debut in Broadway’s Les Misérables, has died at the age of 21. The news of his death was confirmed by producers of Les Miserables on Twitter earlier today. The company released the following statement: “The entire LES MISERABLES family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle,... Read More »
A new trailer has hit the web for BBC One’s period drama, “Danny and the Human Zoo.” Newcomer Kascion Franklin stars as Danny Fearon, a talented teenager from a Jamaican family growing up in 1970s Dudley. The series is inspired by comedian and actor Lenny Henry‘s rise to fame. Henry, who wrote the programme, also stars in the show... Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) – Terry Crews is going in for Cedric The Entertainer as new host of “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.” Crews, an actor, former NFL player and Old Spice pitchman, will join the weekday game show starting this fall, according to its studio, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. He replaces comedian Cedric The Entertainer, who’s hosting the show... Read More »
Lupita Nyong’o won the Oscar award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role on Sunday night for her role as Patsey, a favored but abused slave in Steve McQueen‘s “12 Years a Slave.” Nyong’o beat out several high-profile actresses such as Julia Roberts of “August: Osage County,” Sally Hawkins of “Blue Jasmine,” June Squibb of “Nebraska,” and Jennifer Lawrence... Read More »
TELEVISION Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Kevin Hart, “Real Husbands of Hollywood” Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Wendy Raquel Robinson, “The Game” Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Morris Chestnut, “Nurse Jackie” Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Brandy Norwood, “The Game” Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles” Outstanding... Read More »
Gossip surrounding Quentin Tarantino‘s 2012 film Django Unchained has hit the internet yet again. We’ve now learned that Tyrese Gibson (Fast & The Furious, Baby Boy) was possibly in the running for the lead role of Django. The role eventually went to Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, but not before Gibson created his very own audition tape. In the tape,... Read More »
The nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were just announced on January 16 at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences’ Beverly Hills headquarters. The cast and team behind 12 Years a Slave lead the nominations with 9 nods in most categories, including best actor and best supporting actress. The Nominees Best Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years... Read More »
The stunningly beautiful Lupita Nyong’o stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday for a chat about her upbringing, acting career, and her shining moment from last weekend’s Golden Globes. Nyong’o talked about going from being a student at Yale to starring in 12 Years A Slave, to meeting people she’s starstruck over like Leonardo DiCaprio at The Golden Globes.... Read More »
The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) will honor prolific, award-winning actor/director Charles S. Dutton with Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival’s annual Night of Tribute awards ceremony. For the second year, the Night of Tribute will be part of the pre-show festivities for the awards ceremony of the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) on Friday, January 31, 2014, beginning... Read More »
Here’s a first look at Chadwick Boseman as James Brown on the set of his new film, Get On Up. Boseman, who received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42, will play the Godfather of Soul in the new biopic. The film, directed by The Help’s Tate Taylor, will tell the story of Brown’s... Read More »
TELEVISION Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series • Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX) • Cedric The Entertainer – “The Soul Man” (TV Land) • Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime) • Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network) • Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET) Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series • Aisha Tyler – “Archer”... Read More »
Carlon Jeffery, best known for his role as Cameron Parks on the Disney Channel series “A.N.T. Farm,” has joined the cast of Cloud 9, an inspirational movie set in the world of competitive snowboarding. Executive-produced by Ashley Tisdale, and starring Luke Benward and Dove Cameron. The movie tells the inspiring story of two snowboarders who must overcome self-doubt to... Read More »
NEW YORK (AP) — Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner’s friend in the classic weeper Imitation of Life, has died. Actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said Moore collapsed and died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99, according to Kelleykahn. Accounts of her age have differed... Read More »
As we near the end of 2013, Blackactors.net is taking a look at some of the most outstanding performances of this past year. It’s been a remarkable and groundbreaking year for black actors in the entertainment industry, and it was pretty difficult narrowing down our picks to just 10 from three different categories: television, film, and stage. Our editors,... Read More »
Imani Hakim, best known for her role as Tonya Rock on the UPN/CW sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris,” is set to star in the Lifetime Original Movie The Gabby Douglas Story (working title), produced by Sony Pictures Television. The movie details the inspiring true story of the international gymnastics phenomenon, who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African-American ever... Read More »
The new promo trailer for The Haves and The Haves Nots‘ Jan 7th return has arrived online and the new season looks even more juicer than the last. Taking a cue from All My Children, the drama-heavy soap opera released a new trailer that showcases the racier moments in the upcoming season, in addition to several new ads... Read More »
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