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Posted on Sep 25 2013

National Theatre’s ‘Othello,’ Starring Adrian Lester, Brings Live Broadcast to US audiences (VIDEO)

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s acclaimed production of “Othello,” directed by Nicholas Hytner with Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (“Henry V,” BBC’s Hustle) in the title role and Rory Kinnear (“Hamlet,” James Bond: Skyfall) as the duplicitous Iago, will broadcast live to select venues across the country on Thursday, September 26 with repeat screenings on varying dates nationally.... 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 12 2013

Azie Mira Dungey Stars in ‘Ask A Slave’ Web Series

Azie Mira Dungey is one of many black actresses turning to the web to launch an acting career, making her debut in a smart new web series entitled “Ask a Slave.” The series, directed by Jordan Black, is based on Dungey’s experience working as a living historical character re-enactor at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate in which she has... Read More »
Posted on Sep 12 2013

Watch Blair Underwood in ‘Ironside’ Pilot (Full Episode)

NBC has released the pilot episode of the upcoming Blair Underwood-led cop drama “Ironside” ahead of it’s official premiere next month. The new crime procedural is actually a remake of a series that originally aired in the 1960s. Underwood stars as Robert Ironside, a wheelchair-bound NYPD detective who leads a team of highly skilled specialists who take on some... 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 Sep 03 2013

Walter Jones talks landing ‘Power Rangers’ role (Video)

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Walter Jones, known for playing the black ranger on the 90’s tv show ‘Power Rangers,’ was interviewed on camera recently about his experience on the show. The actor shared some interesting details about the casting process. Check out the video above. (Photo/Video credit: TMZ) Read More »
Posted on Aug 26 2013

First look at Condola Rashad in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on Broadway

The Broadway revival of Shakespeare’s classic play “Romeo and Juliet” began previews over the past weekend at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on 46th Street, and we have pics from the first curtain call. The production features multiple Tony nominee Condola Rashad, and International film star Orlando Bloom as an interracial pair of young lovers doomed by intolerance. Directed by Tony... Read More »
Posted on Aug 19 2013

Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29

Lee Thompson Young, the actor who played Detective Barry Frost on TNT’s tentpole drama “Rizzoli & Isles,” was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 29. According to reports, Young’s body was discovered by his landlord in his North Hollywood apartment after he failed to show up for work in the morning. He rose to fame as the... 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

‘Top Boy’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer Debuts

Get ready for Ronan Bennett‘s Bafta-nominated drama “Top Boy”, the gritty four-part drama about young lives lived on the edge in east London amid inner-city drug and gang culture. The mini series, which stars Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson, will make it’s second season debut later this month in the United Kingdom. In the new season, Dushane (Walters) has... 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 05 2013

Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll to star in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ on Broadway

Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll are set to return to the stage in a Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic American play “A Raisin in the Sun.” Previews begin March 8 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with an opening night scheduled for April 3. Kenny Leon, who directed Washington on Broadway to a Tony in “Fences,” will helm the production.... 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 »
Posted on Jul 30 2013

Denzel Washington goes undercover in ‘2 Guns’ red-band trailer (VIDEO)

The R-rated second trailer for Baltasar Kormákur‘s 2 Guns has been released and it promises to “properly incentivize” you with it’s non-stop action, comedy, and big explosions. The story Two operatives (Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) from competing bureaus are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the... Read More »
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