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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 25 2013

Jennifer Hudson, Ernie Hudson and Octavia Spencer to Star in Lifetime’s ‘Call Me Crazy’

The Lifetime Original Movie event Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, which brings together an all-star ensemble cast with five interwoven stories about how everlasting bonds of love and family can overcome life’s most challenging hurdles, will make its world premiere on Saturday, April 20, at 8:00pm ET/PT. Through the five shorts named after each title character — Lucy, Eddie,... 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 18 2013

All-Black ‘Julius Caesar’ at BAM

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) will present an all-black production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, to run April 10 through Apr 28, 2013 at the BAM Harvey Theater. Gregory Doran will direct a cast that includes Paterson Joseph as Brutus (pictured), Jeffrey Kissoon as Julius Caesar, and Ray Fearon as Marc Anthony. Brooklyn, NY—The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM with a new twist on Shakespeare’s Julius... Read More »
Posted on Mar 14 2013

Jasika Nicole to Guest Star on ABC’s ‘Scandal’

Fringe alum Jasika Nicole has booked a guest-starring role on ABC’s Scandal, Blackactors.net has learned. Nicole, best known as Astrid Farnsworth on the cult Fox drama, will appear on the April 11th episode, Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes announced on Twitter late Wednesday. While Nicole’s role on the show is currently under wraps, Rhimes noted it would be “very surprising.”... Read More »
Posted on Mar 12 2013

Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr and the Cast of Broadways ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ Meet the Press (Photo)

With the Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful fast approaching previews at the Sondheim, the all-star cast have begun making their promotional rounds and we have pics from their first official appearance together. Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Condola Rashad and Tom Wopat met the press yesterday at Sardis in New York City. Directed by Michael... Read More »
Posted on Mar 12 2013

Lucien Laviscount Joins CW’s ‘The Selection’

CW’s The Selection has recast the role of Aspen for it’s second pilot. British actor Lucien Laviscount has landed  a leading role in the network’s retooled drama pilot The Selection – a Hunger Games-esque drama based on a book series by Kiera Cass. Set 300 years in the future, an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with... Read More »
Posted on Mar 12 2013

Omar Epps to Star in ABC’s ‘The Returned’

ABC’s The Returned has enlisted the help of a ‘House’ alum to lead their new pilot. Omar Epps, who played Dr. Eric Foreman on the long-running Fox drama, has been tapped to star in the network’s supernatural drama The Returned, Blackactors.net has learned. Based on a novel by Jason Mott, The Returned chronicles how the lives of the people... Read More »
Posted on Mar 11 2013

Benjamin Charles Watson to Recur on AMC’s ‘The Killing’

L.A. Complex‘s Benjamin Charles Watson has landed a recurring role on the upcoming third season of AMC’s The Killing. The Jamaican-Canadian actor will recur in at least four episodes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Watson will portray Gay Ray, a transgender teen who “left home because of a domineering and bigoted adoptive father and has found acceptance and love in his... 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 06 2013

Taye Diggs featured in ‘Got Milk?’ campaign ad

In honor of National Breakfast Week, the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign is partnering with Kellogg’s and Action For Healthy Kids to help share breakfast with milk with children in need as part of the third annual Share Breakfast program. Supporting the effort is actor and father Taye Diggs, who today unveiled his first-ever Milk Mustache ad to showcase... Read More »
Posted on Mar 06 2013

Derek Luke to Co-Star in CBS drama pilot ‘Second Sight’

Derek Luke has earned another shot at a television career by landing a co-starring role in the CBS pilot Second Sight, Blackactors.net has learned. Based on the British series by Paula Milne, Second Sight is a gothic psychological thriller about Detective Ross Tanner (Jason Lee), the lead detective with the New Orleans Police Department,  who hunts down killers while secretly battling an ocular disease that causes him to... Read More »
Posted on Mar 05 2013

Collins Pennie To Recur On ABC’s ‘Revenge’

Another mystery man from Emily’s past is making his way to “Revenge.” According to TVLine, “HawthoRNe” vet Collins Pennie will recur on the ABC series as Eli James, Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) long lost foster brother. Pennie will be making his “Revenge” debut this Sunday, March. 10 at 9/8c. In addition to “Hawthorne,” Pennie’s credits include “NCIS: Los Angeles” and... 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 »
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