Posted on 15 July 2012   Film

‘Breaking Dawn Prt 2’ Character Posters Feature Judi Shekoni and Tracey Heggins (Photos)

Black actresses Judi Shekoni and Tracey Heggins are officially Twilight icons. The two stars were immortalized in newly released character posters for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the upcoming final film in the franchise. Shekoni will protray Zafrina, a South American vampire who forms an alliance with the Cullen family against the sinister Volturi. She is described as a... Read More »
Posted on 13 July 2012   Film

Dayo Okeniyi lands new roles after ‘Hunger Games’ debut

Fresh off the success (and controversy) of his film debut in the record-breaking action flick The Hunger Games, Nigerian thespian Dayo Okeni has landed two roles in some very promising new films. Okeniyi has been added to crime pic Runnner Runner, and the indie teen drama The Spectacular Now. In Runner Runer, Okeniyi joins a cast that include Anthony... Read More »
Posted on 12 July 2012   Film

Nate Parker Lands Role in ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’‎

Nate Parker has joined the cast of 1970s set crime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, reports Deadline.  Written and directed by David Lowery, the indie pic is described as a “modern day Bonnie and Clyde.”  Saints follows a felon who escapes from a Texas prison to reunite with his wife and child. The film co-stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Its unclear what role Parker will play in the... Read More »
Posted on 12 July 2012   Film

Morgan Freeman Introduces ‘The Bat’ in New ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Clip (Video)

Exclusive new footage from Christopher Nolan‘s highly-anticipated Batman sequel, The Dark Night Rises, recently aired on NBC. For those of you who haven’t seen it, viewers were properly reintroduced to Morgan Freeman‘s Lucius Fox–the CEO of Wayne Enterprises. In the short clip, Freeman shows an injured Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) a new gadget. According to Wikipedia, Freeman “actively participates... Read More »
Posted on 12 July 2012   Film

Are Black Actors Too Sexy for ‘Magic Mike?’

Women (and some men) everywhere are going crazy over Magic Mike— the erotic new film loosely based on the former stripper past of actor Channing Tatum. However, it’s pretty obvious that black male actors were deliberately kept out of the film for whatever reasons. Even though it’s perfectly fine to produce an all-white film on occasions, we can’t help... Read More »
Posted on 11 July 2012   Film

Kevin Hart cast in lead role for Universal’s ‘Ride Along’

Kevin Hart will play the lead role in Universal’s newly-acquired comedy Ride Along, Deadline reports. Principal photography is set to begin in October. The actor will re-team with director Tim Story and producer Will Packer to recreate the success of their previous film Think Like a Man, which made more than $90 million dollars in the United States alone. Hart... Read More »