Film

Posted on Apr 16 2013

Octavia Spencer in New ‘Snowpiercer’ Character Poster

Released Monday, a new international poster for Snowpiercer, the upcoming sci-fi thriller, gives us a glimpse into the futuristic world of director Bong Joon-ho. The poster features one of the story’s main characters, Tanya (Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer), in what could be described as a desolate, post-apocalyptic world theme. The actress is dressed in tattered clothing with a headband holding... Read More »
Posted on Apr 16 2013

First Look at Jamie Foxx as Electro on the set of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Jamie Foxx was captured filming scenes on the set of Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in Times Square on Monday. In the film, Foxx plays Max Dillon, an electrical engineer who becomes super-villain Electro after being struck by lightning while working on a powerline and being left with the ability to control electricity. As far as his storyline goes,... Read More »
Posted on Apr 15 2013

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje to play gladiator in ‘Pompeii’

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of Film District’s 3D period adventure, Pompeii. Set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, a slave (Kit Harington) on a ship heading for Naples works to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend, a gladiator trapped inside the city’s coliseum.  Emily Browning, Kiether... Read More »
Posted on Apr 12 2013

’42’ Hollywood Premiere: Chadwick Boseman, Naturi Naughton, Andre Holland and more hit the red carpet

At the 42 Los Angeles premiere Tuesday night, star Chadwick Boseman took to the red carpet at the TCL Chinese Theater surrounded by images of Jackie Robinson. In 42, Boseman plays the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers MVP who forever changed the face of American sports. Co-stars Harrison Ford, Andre Holland and Dusan Brown also posed for the cameras. Naturi Naughton,... Read More »
Posted on Apr 01 2013

GIVEAWAY: Win a ’42’ Movie Prize Pack

The triumphant life of Jackie Robinson is headed to the big screen next week with the release of Brian Helgeland’s 42, which tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford)—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. To celebrate the... Read More »
Posted on Apr 01 2013

First look at Brandon T. Jackson in ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’

Brandon T. Jackson returns as Grover Underwood, a half-goat, half-human satyr in the second installment of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians adventure film series, Sea of Monsters–and we have the first-look images and trailer. In the first film, The Lightning Thief, Jackson was a standout as the crippled best friend and protector of the lead character. In the upcoming sequel, Grover (Jackson) is captured and held on a dangerous... Read More »
Posted on Mar 29 2013

Watch Denzel Washington and Paula Patton in ‘2 Guns’ Trailer

Denzel Washington, Paula Patton and Mark Wahlberg star in what seems like the longest trailer in history for Baltasar Kormákur‘s 2 Guns. The film, based on a graphic novel by Steven Grant, follows Washington as a DEA agent and Wahlberg as an undercover naval intelligence officer who unknowingly investigate each other as each is stealing money from the mob.... Read More »
Posted on Mar 28 2013

Idris Elba Says His Mandela Biopic Is ‘Hands Down The Best’

Idris Elba sat down with UK’s Guardian for a very insightful interview about his career at the launch of the Tanqueray Gin Palace in London. The Thor actor discussed, among other things, his role as the legendary political activist-turned-South African president Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Here are some of the highlights from the interview. On comparing his portrayal of Mandela with that of Morgan Freeman (Invictus) and Terrence Howard (Winnie):... Read More »
Posted on Mar 25 2013

New ’42’ Images Featuring Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie and Andre Holland

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a group of new photos from Brian Helgeland‘s Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary baseball player who broke color boundaries after signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film also stars Nicole Beharie and Andre Holland. It’s due to hit theaters on April 12. Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson Harrison Ford and Nicole... Read More »
Posted on Mar 22 2013

Red Carpet Premieres: Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Isaiah Washington and more debut new films

March has been a red hot month for black actors. Several highly-buzzed films have debuted this month with black actors gracing red carpets from LA to NYC to ATL. Here’s a rundown of this month’s hottest film premieres. Olympus Has Fallen Stars Angela Basset and Morgan Freeman got decked out and hit the red carpet for the premiere of... Read More »
Posted on Mar 18 2013

‘They Die By Dawn’: New Poster featuring Michael K Williams and Giancarlo Esposito Debuts

Jeymes Samuel’s star-studded western short film, They Die By Dawn, premiered yesterday at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Michael K. Williams, Nate Parker, Isaiah Washington, and Bokeem Woodbine star as four ruthless outlaws with a bounty on each of their heads. When the the outlaws arrange a shootout in Oklahoma, violence and mayhem ensue over... Read More »
Posted on Mar 18 2013

First Look at Eddie Murphy and Brandon T. Jackson on the set of ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Pilot (Photo)

It’s really going down! Eddie Murphy and rising star Brandon T. Jackson are shooting the pilot episode of the highly-buzzed Beverly Hills Cop television reboots. Beverly Hills Cop will center around Aaron (Jackson), who follows in his dad’s (Murphy) footsteps by chasing bad guys in Detroit to solving crimes in Beverly Hills. In the pilot, Murphy will be reunited... Read More »
Posted on Mar 11 2013

‘After Earth’ Trailer #2: Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Sophie Okonedo plan a family voyage

The full-length second trailer for Columbia’s sci-fi actioner After Earth has debuted online and it looks pretty sick. The new trailer features Jaden Smith as Kitai, a futuristic “Ranger,” along with his dad, Cypher (Will Smith), as the two set out on an interplanetary excursion that goes horribly wrong. The trailer also features new footage and provides us with... Read More »
Posted on Mar 05 2013

Paula Patton gets scammed in ‘Disconnect’ trailer

Paula Patton (Deja Vu, Jumping The Broom)  appears in the first trailer for the indie drama Disconnect. In the film, Patton plays a victim of online identity theft and the wife of an ex-marine (Alexander Skarsgard). When Patton participates in an online grief support group following the death of her baby, she and her husband become victims of credit card fraud and... Read More »
Posted on Mar 04 2013

Omar Sy Joins ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

One of Blackactors.net’s top performers of 2012 will make his American film debut in the ‘X-Men’ blockbuster franchise. Omar Sy (pronounced ‘see’)—best known for the French film The Intouchables—has been added to the ever-growing cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Blackactors.net has learned. Director Bryan Singer announced the casting news on twitter over the past weekend. However, no... Read More »
Posted on Mar 04 2013

Jesse L. Martin to replace Lenny Kravitz in Marvin Gaye Biopic

Lenny Kravitz (The Hunger Games) will not be  playing Marvin Gaye in an upcoming biopic, Deadline reports. The singer-turned-actor will be replaced by  Jesse L. Martin (Rent) in the Julien Temple-helmed Sexual Healing, which is set to begin filming later this moth in the UK. The pic will center on “the final years of Gaye’s life in London from 1981, when... Read More »
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