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Zoe Saldana In Talks To Play Christian Bale's Ex-Wife In "Out of the Furnace"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 5, 2012 6:20 PM
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Zoe Saldana is currently in talks to star with Dark Knight's Christian Bale in the drama Out of the Furnace, written and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). Out of the Furnace, a "gritty throwback to 1970s movies" according to Variety, and based on Brad Ingelsby's script The Low Dweller, revolves around an ex-con, played by Bale, who is determined to avenge the death of his younger brother once he's released from prison.
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First Look At Omar Sy ("Intouchables") In Buddy-Cop Dramedy "On The Other Side Of The Tracks"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2012 4:13 PM
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With his history-making Cesar win for Best Actor this year, for his breakout role in the record-breaking French hit Intouchables, what's next for Monsieur Omar Sy?
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Listen Now: Producer/Actor Datari Turner Gives Some Insightful Info On The Film Biz

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 5, 2012 2:50 PM
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If you missed yesterday's podcast with model-turned-producer/actor Datari Turner, here's your chance to listen now and, based on the insight he dropped on us, you'll be glad you did.  Trust me, it's an informative discussion worth checking out.
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Reel Soul on "Richard Pryor and Romantic Comedy"

  • By Monique
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  • March 5, 2012 2:02 PM
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From writer-director, Vaun Monroe and cultural critic, Lee Bey, I bring you the first installment of Reel Soul. I had the pleasure of participating alongside Mr. Monroe and Mr. Bey in last year’s Black Perspectives Panel hosted by The Chicago Int’l Film festival. The event opened my eyes to many things, including the need for more in depth conversations on film literacy and how we as artists and aficionados best serve that need (and want) through seeking out, consuming and applying what we learn of the business side and technical artistry of the industry.

Lance Reddick Forms Production Company; 1st Film Completed; Anthony Hemingway Directing next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2012 1:15 PM
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I think I speak for the rest of the S&A crew when I say that we're fans of Lance Reddick's work; most will likely remember him from his role in HBO's hit series The Wire, or maybe most recently, from Fringe.

"Marley" (The Definitive Doc On The Life Of Bob Marley) To Premiere In Kingston, Jamaica In FREE Public Screening

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2012 12:57 PM
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I suppose it's only right that Marley, the "definitive" documentary on the life of reggae superstar Bob Marley, will make its non-festival general release world premiere at Emancipation Park, in Kingston, Jamaica, on Thursday, April 19 (a day before Magnolia Pictures will release it in theaters and VOD here in the USA), in a screening event that's FREE and open to the public.

First Full Trailer For "Men In Black 3" Arrives... Watch It Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2012 12:27 PM
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I don't think this needs much of an intro, so I won't bother. Here's the first full trailer for the next installment in the successful Men In Black franchise, Men In Black III, which will be in theaters this summer - Will Smith's first big screen appearance since 2008!

Exclusive - Program Director Kisha Cameron-Dingle Talks Focus Features Africa First Initiative + More...

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • March 5, 2012 12:00 PM
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“When you see these films, you’re like, that’s different. Because it’s not that same image of the continent, but that’s also what’s great about it,” says Kisha Cameron-Dingle, of Focus Features Africa First Program.
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Aja Naomi King, Mustafa Shakir Cast In TV Drama Pilots

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2012 11:04 AM
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It's that time of the year... some quckie TV pilot casting news...
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Sony Classics Picks Up "Smashed" With Octavia Spencer

  • By Sergio
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  • March 5, 2012 11:03 AM
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If you're waiting to see what Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will do next on the big screen you won't have much longer to wait. Sony Classics has announced that it has picked up, for worldwide distrubition, the film Smashed which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival in which Spencer has a major supporting role

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