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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 »
Posted on Jul 18 2013

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Trailer: Idris Elba Fights Apartheid in Epic Biopic

The first official US trailer for The Weinstein Company’s Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, hit the web Thursday. The trailer comes just in time for the former South African president’s 95th birthday today. Although Mr. Mandela hasn’t been in the best health lately, it’s important to know that the prolific figure is still with us and... Read More »
Posted on Jul 18 2013

2013 Emmy Nominations: Kerry Washington, Don Cheadle and Alfre Woodard

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Thursday revealed nominees for the 65th annual Emmy awards. While the nominations for black actors and actresses aren’t as plentiful as we would hope, some of the nods are poised to make history. Kerry Washington received her first Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for her... Read More »
Posted on Jul 16 2013

Norm Lewis Debuts in MUNY’s ‘Les Miserables’ (Photos)

Broadway veteran Norm Lewis returned to the stage last night to reprise his role as Javert in a MUNY stage production of ‘Les Miserables,’ which runs through July 21. Based on the 1862 novel by French poet and playwright Victor Hugo, ‘Les Misérables’ features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an... Read More »
Posted on Jul 16 2013

Morgan Freeman Joins Action Thriller ‘Lucy’

EuropaCorp has officially found the main cast for their upcoming big-budget actioner Lucy. The film centers on a female drug mule (played by Scarlett Johansson) who gains superhuman powers after her cargo leaks into her bloodstream. Freeman will play a professor who specializes in neurology, and is apparently the only person that can help Lucy survive. Freeman’s casting comes... Read More »
Posted on Jul 15 2013

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Character Posters: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris in Neslon Mandela Biopic

Pathe UK has released two character posters for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which opens in the UK January 3. The film follows Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. With Idris Elba as the former South African President and Naomie Harris... Read More »
Posted on Jul 15 2013

Danny Glover To Curate Sarajevo Film Festival’s Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award

MOSCOW — Sarajevo Film Festival has announced that Danny Glover will curate the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award for 2013. The prominent actor producer and humanitarian will appear in Sarajevo to present this year’s Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award Winner. Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. As an actor, his film... Read More »
Posted on Jul 15 2013

Black actors react to Trayvon Martin murder trial verdict

Emotions ran high over the past weekend when six white jurors found George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic man charged with murder in the death of 17-year-old unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, not guilty on all counts. The verdict sent shockwaves of disbelief through black Hollywood, prompting several black actors to  voice their displeasure with the outcome on Twitter. Here’s what they... Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2013

Watch Dorian Missick and Yaya DaCosta in ‘Big Words’ Trailer

The new trailer for AFFRM’s summer theatrical release of Neil Drumming‘s Big Words has hit the web, and it offers a new perspective on friendship. The film is set on the eve of Obama’s historic election in which members of a once-promising hip-hop group struggle with regret, disappointment and change. Big Words is centered around three former members of... Read More »
Posted on Jul 12 2013

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ UK Teaser Trailer Released

Pathe UK has released the first official teaser trailer for the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and it’s pretty amazing. In the trailer, Idris Elba appears as the iconic South African revolutionary leader and activist as he literally walks through a vast African plain. While the trailer doesn’t show a close up of Elba as Mandela,... Read More »
Posted on Jul 08 2013

First Official Images from ’12 Years A Slave’ Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyongo, and Dwight Henry

Here’s your first look at six brand new images from Steve McQueen‘s upcoming film 12 Years a Slave, which is based on a true story and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyongo, Alfre Woodard, Quvenzhane Wallis, Michael K. Williams, Chris Chalk, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, a free man tricked, captured and... Read More »
Posted on Jul 06 2013

Cuba Gooding Jr., Idris Elba, and Eddie Griffin Sign With New Agencies

Hollywood is heating up with black talent and the top agencies are taking note. Several high-profile actors have jumped ship to new talent agencies with hopes of securing better roles. ICM Partners has signed Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr, who currently stars on Broadway alongside Cicely Tyson in The Trip To Bountiful. He previously was represented by CAA.... Read More »
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