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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 »
Posted on Jul 29 2013

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: Lorraine Toussaint added to cast, Danielle Brooks promoted to series regular

Big things are happening for the second season of Netflix’s original series “Orange Is the New Black,” including the addition of another black cast member and the promotion of an existing one. The comedic drama follows a group of eccentric and outspoken female inmates in a federal penitentiary. Lorraine Toussaint (“Any Day Now,” “The Fosters”) has joined the cast... Read More »
Posted on Jul 29 2013

Eddie Murphy Returning for ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’

While the television spin-off didn’t work out as planned, Paramount Pictures has begun developing a new installment of the acclaimed Beverly Hills Cop movie franchise. Eddie Murphy will reportedly reprise his role as Axel Foley in the new film, with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec working on the script. According to Deadline, the... Read More »
Posted on Jul 29 2013

‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’ Teaser Trailer: Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora, and Lil’ Mama Channel R&B Group

VH1 has released the first teaser trailer for CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and it’s amazing! The biopic follows the rise of the groundbreaking R&B/hip-hop/pop group TLC. The ensemble cast stars Keke Palmer as Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas, Drew Sidora as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and rapper Lil’ Mama as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. In the trailer, the trio reenacts the group’s... Read More »
Posted on Jul 24 2013

Chiwetel Ejiofor makes debut in Young Vic’s ‘A Season in the Congo’

Chiwetel Ejifor returns to the stage in a new production of Aimé Césaire’s ‘A Season in the Congo,’ which runs through August 26 at the Young Vic in London. Ejifor, who was last seen on the London stage in the title role of ‘Othello’ at the Donmar Warehouse for which he won an Olivier Award, plays a Congolese man... Read More »
Posted on Jul 23 2013

‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ Trailer: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, and Anika Noni Rose Star in Explosive War Drama

The official trailer for Biyi Bandele’s Half of a Yellow Sun has debuted online. The trailer gives us a first look at the African war tale, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as a radical Nigerian professor, which will make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival later this year. Based on the Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name by... Read More »
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