Posted on Nov 19 2012

‘White House Down’: Jamie Foxx looks presidential in new images

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is a busy man these days. Official stills showing the actor playing a fictional US President in Roland Emmerich‘s upcoming action thriller White House Down have been released online. White House Down follows a Secret Service agent (Channing Tatum) tasked with saving the life of the U.S. President (Foxx) after the White House is overtaken... Read More »
Posted on Nov 19 2012

‘A Haunted House’: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins and Cedric The Entertainer Featured in Official Movie Poster

The official poster for Michael Tiddes‘ A Haunted House has been released online via Fandango. The Marlon Wayans-led comedy, opening in theaters January 11th, is described as a spoof of all the “found-footage/documentary style” films released in recent years. The official synopsis reads: “In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found... Read More »
Posted on Nov 13 2012

‘Django Unchained’: Jamie Foxx Looks Tough In New Poster

A brand new poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s spaghetti western Django Unchained has been released online—and there’s no noose anywhere in sight! The new poster, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, features a grimacing Jamie Foxx alongside the two other main characters. Foxx, who won an Oscar award for his portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray, plays a freed (or kidnapped) slave... Read More »
Posted on Nov 12 2012

‘Lincoln’ Hollywood Premiere: David Oyelowo and Gloria Reuben add a splash of color (PHOTOS)

British actor David Oyelowo and Gloria Reuben attended the Hollywood premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln at the AFI film festival held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre over the past weekend. The film, directed by Spielberg, focuses on the last moments of President Lincoln’s life before he was assassinated for freeing slaves. The film reportedly received a standing ovation and positive... Read More »
Posted on Nov 12 2012

Will Quvenzhané Wallis win an Oscar?

Oscar buzz surrounding Quvenzhané Wallis‘ strong performance as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild has landed her smack dab on the cover of the Los Angeles Times’ Award Season Preview issue of The Envelope. The 9-year old is now considered a favorite to be nominated for a lead actress Academy Award. Journalist John Horn sat down with Wallis,... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2012

‘They Die by Dawn’ Trailer: Michael K Williams, Jesse Williams and a Ton of Black Actors Duke It Out In Western Short

The official trailer for Jeymes Samuels‘ western short, They Die By Dawn, was released today and it’s pretty hot! The half-hour film features a star-studded ensemble cast of black actors that include Michael K Williams, Isaiah Washington, Nate Parker, and Bookem Woodbine as four outlaws who descend on a small town in the 1800s. The film also features Jesse... Read More »
Posted on Nov 07 2012

Fundraising: Dorian Missick, Dondre Whitfield and Mekia Cox in ‘The Other Side of Love’

Some incredible talents are coming together to raise funds on Kickstarter for The Other Side of Love, a new film and web series featuring an established cast of multicultural actors. The Other Side of Love, directed by Billie Woodruff (Honey, Beauty Shop), is a dramedy with an ensemble cast that explores the complex realities of love and marriage as... Read More »
Posted on Nov 06 2012

Chris Tucker marks return to the big screen in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ (Photos)

Chris Tucker makes his return to the big screen this month in the highly-buzzed dramedy Silver Linings Playbook. The film, directed by Oscar nominee David O Russell (The Fighter), follows the story of Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper), a former teacher who moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets... Read More »
Posted on Nov 01 2012

‘The Best Man’ Sequel Set for 2013 Release

It’s official! The follow-up to the hit 1999 wedding drama The Best Man is officially coming to theaters next year. Universal gave the project the greenlight last year. Now,  the studio has set a date for the release of the new film : November 15, 2013.  No word yet on whether the entire original cast will return, but we’re told it’s pretty likely. Malcolm... Read More »
Posted on Nov 01 2012

Will Smith Could Have Played Neo In ‘The Matrix’

Did you know Will Smith was the top pick to play Neo in “The Matrix”? He turned down the role to make “Wild Wild West,” so Keanu Reeves was given the part. Smith also admitted he felt the filmmakers were being “too ambitious” and “didn’t think they could do it.” He would change his mind, saying, “that’s probably the only... Read More »
Posted on Oct 31 2012

First Look: Morris Chestnut on set of ‘Kick Ass 2’

Morris Chestnut recently posted a photo of himself from the set of Kick Ass 2: Balls To The Wall. As previously reported, Chestnut landed a role in the sequel and will play a detective who serves as a guardian to Chloe Mortez‘s Hit Girl character. The role was originally played by Middle of Nowhere‘s Omari Hardwick in the first... Read More »
Posted on Oct 31 2012

Romany Malco Joins Morgan Freeman in ‘Last Vegas’

Romany Malco has been cast in Jon Turteltaub‘s comedy Last Vegas, Deadline has learned. The film, which some describe as a Hang Over for old guys, will tell the story of a group of four best friends who decide to travel to Las Vegas for a wild bachelor weekend. Malco will play Lonnie, the concierge at the Palms Hotel... Read More »
Posted on Oct 29 2012

British actor Noel Clarke says the world isn’t ready for a black James Bond

British actor Noel Clarke (Storage 24, Kidulthood) doesn’t believe the world is ready for a black James Bond, The Sun reports. Last week, media outlets reported that Skyfall actress Naomie Harris confimred that Idris Elba had met with movie execs to allegedly discuss taking over the James Bond 007 role in a future production. Clarke doesn’t buy it, explaining:... Read More »
Posted on Oct 27 2012

First Look at Zoë Saldana as Nina Simone (Photo)

Zoe Saldana was seen this past Thursday on the set of Nina in Los Angeles. The Avatar actress, sporting dark make-up and an afro wig, received backlash after she was cast to play the titular role. The biopic tells the story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone, including her rise to fame and relationship with... Read More »
Posted on Oct 27 2012

Boris Kodjoe Wins a Lead Role in ‘Addicted’

On the heels of his co-starring role in the blockbuster Resident Evil: Retribution, Boris Kodjoe has signed on to play the leading male role in Lionsgate’s Addicted. Directed by Billie Woodruff and based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Zane, Addicted will tell the story of Zoe, a wife and mother of three enthralled in the... Read More »
Posted on Oct 26 2012

Exclusive: Vanessa Bell Calloway Discusses Upcoming Projects, Legendary Acting Career

Vanessa Bell Calloway, the actress who famously barked like a dog while jumping up and down in Coming to America, returns to the screen in a big way this season with numerous mainstream and independent projects coming out. Last year she was featured in the Image award nominated series “Hawthorne” and “Detroit 187.” This year she’s following that up... Read More »
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