Film

Posted on Dec 31 2013

Top 10 Best Performances of 2013

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 »
Posted on Dec 09 2013

‘Grudge Match’ “Prize Pack” Sweepstakes

Here’s your chance to score some cool stuff from Kevin’s Hart‘s new flick with Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro. We’re giving away a Grudge Match Prize Pack Sweepstakes that includes Hollywood movie money, gym towels, t-shirts, gym kits and more. 1. How To Enter: Beginning on December 9, 2013, visit www.blackactors.com/sweepstakes and follow the Win This Grudge Match... Read More »
Posted on Nov 26 2013

‘A Haunted House 2’ Trailer: Marlon Wayans returns in found footage comedy sequel

Here’s the brand new trailer for A Haunted House 2, the follow up to this this year’s found-footage spoof A Haunted House. Starring Marlon Wayans, Jaimie Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Essence Atkins, and Cedric the Entertainer, the film follows Malcolm (Wayans) as he tries to make a fresh start in life after having to exorcise demons out of his ex... Read More »
Posted on Nov 19 2013

‘The Best Man Holiday’: What moviegoers are saying

With Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, and, of course, Taye Diggs rounding out an A-list ensemble cast, seeing The Best Man Holiday may seem like a no-brainer if you’re a fan of holiday themed films with colorful casts. But who are we to decide? Your fellow moviegoers have plenty to say about the highly anticipated sequel, which picks up 14... Read More »
Posted on Nov 13 2013

Don Cheadle to Play Miles Davis in Biopic

It’s been a long time coming, but Don Cheadle‘s Miles Davis biopic is officially happening. The Hotel Rwanda star will play the jazz pioneer in Kill the Trumpet Player, a biopic the actor has been trying to put together for years now. The film is being produced by BitFrost Productions in collaboration with Davis’ family. Cheadle will also make... Read More »
Posted on Nov 12 2013

Idris Elba to Star in Terrorist Thriller ‘Bastille Day’

Idris Elba, who is recieving Oscar buzz for his starring role in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, is set to star in the Anonymous Content and Vendome terrorist thriller Bastille Day. According to Variety, the film will center on a “U.S. operative who is tasked with interrogating and eventually making a young American boy ‘disappear’ in order to avoid... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2013

‘Go for Sisters’ Trailer: LisaGay Hamilton and Yolanda Ross head to Mexico in new crime drama

Variance Film has released the first official trailer for John Sayles‘ Go for Sisters. The film stars LisaGay Hamilton and Yolanda Ross as two friends on the opposite sides of the law. Bernice (Hamilton) and Fontayne (Ross) grew up the closest of friends, but time sent them down different paths. Twenty years later, those paths cross: Fontayne is a... Read More »
Posted on Nov 04 2013

Jill Scott to play James Brown’s wife in ‘Get on Up’

Rising star Jill Scott has landed a film role in the upcoming James Brown biopic Get on Up. The film, directed by The Help‘s Tate Taylor, will follow the iconic singer’s rise to fame and chronicle his subsequent drug addiction and domestic violence issues. Starring opposite Chadwick Boseman, Scott will play one of Brown’s wives, a role that was... Read More »
Posted on Oct 15 2013

Gugu Mbatha-Raw breaks barriers in ‘Belle’ Trailer

The first trailer for black director Amma Asante‘s critically acclaimed period drama, Belle, was released online today and it’s nothing short of a masterpiece. Based on a true story, the film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dido Elizabeth Belle, the bi-racial child of a white British admiral and a black Caribbean slave. When the admiral returns to sea, his family... Read More »
Posted on Sep 20 2013

First Look at Jesse Martin as Marvin Gaye in ‘Sexual Healing’ (VIDEO)

The first footage from the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic Sexual Healing has arrived online. The film, directed by Brit filmmaker Julien Temple, stars Jesse L. Martin as the legendary Motown soul singer in a story about the final years of his life, when a downward spiral into drug and alcohol addiction led him to Europe where he recorded his... Read More »
Posted on Sep 19 2013

First Look at Michael B Jordan in ‘That Awkward Moment’

‘ Here’s the first official images from FilmDistrict’s upcoming dating comedy That Awkward Moment, starring Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron, and Miles Teller. Fresh off his Oscar-worthy performance in the Oscar Grant story Fruitvale Station, Jordan plays a character named Mikey, a Manhattan bachelor who makes a pact with friends to have as much fun as possible while remaining... Read More »
Posted on Sep 03 2013

Chadwick Boseman to play James Brown in ‘Get on Up’

Chadwick Boseman is attached to star as James Brown in Get on Up, a biopic being produced Universal Pictures and Brian Grazier. The film is being helmed by The Help‘s Tate Taylor. According to Variety, it “follows Brown’s rise from extreme poverty in Georgia to becoming a world famous and highly influential R&B musician with a string of hits... Read More »
Posted on Aug 19 2013

‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ Trailer: Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie and Skylan Brooks star in gritty drama

The first trailer for Code Black’s gritty drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete has debuted online. Led by Jennifer Hudson and Anthony Mackie, the film is described as “a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough.” During a sweltering summer in... Read More »
Posted on Aug 18 2013

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’: What moviegoers are saying

Lee Daniels’ The Butler hit theaters Friday and the film’s reception has been overwhelmingly positive so far. Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil in the film, a character inspired by  the true story of Eugene Allen, an African-American who served as a butler in the White House under several presidents. With an all-star cast that also includes household names like Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey,... Read More »
Posted on Aug 12 2013

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in ‘Savannah’ trailer

A new trailer for Annette Haywood-Carter‘s star-studded period drama Savannah has debuted. Chiwetel Ejifor teams up with Jim Caviezel in an epic retelling of a true story about an unconventional friendship forged during the early 20th century. Ejifor plays Christmas Moultrie, the last slave born on the plantation where the cotton gin was invented. Set in the post-cival war... Read More »
Posted on Aug 01 2013

Octavia Spencer Has Purple Hair In New ‘Paradise’ Poster (Photo)

Here’s the poster for the new Diablo Cody movie we first told you about almost two years ago. Paradise (originally titled “Lamb of God”), the directorial debut from the Oscar-winning writer, stars Julianne Hough as Lamb, a small-town religious girl. After nearly dying in an accident, Lamb gets a big insurance check and decides to start living life to the... Read More »
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