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Antoine Fuqua's Boxing Drama "'Southpaw" Starring Eminem Revived By MGM

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 21, 2011 1:40 AM
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We last announced Dreamworks pulled the plug on this project back in August. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Entertainment now plans to distribute the new MGM's boxing drama Southpaw starring Eminem. The film, previously set up by Dreamworks, is back on path and still set to be directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film, written by Eminem and Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, tells the story of a left-handed welterweight boxer who becomes a champion before undergoing a tragedy, and later becomes determined to make a comeback.
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Paramount Responds to John Singleton, "His claims have absolutely no merit."

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 20, 2011 12:48 PM
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A follow-up to THIS post from yesterday, which Cynthia reported John Singleton's intentions to sue Paramount Studios and MTV Films for $20 million. Singleton alleged the studio reneged on their promise to greenlight and distribute two of his films after he gave them the right to distribute 2005's hit, Hustle and Flow.

Join Us Now! S&A Livecast Hot Topics Show (Shonda Rhimes and John Singleton's Lawsuit)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 20, 2011 11:52 AM
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So guess what today is? It's another fun and lively GROWN FOLKS live podcast show at 8:00pm/est with the S&A crew. If you haven't been listening, you probably should tune in now because we plan to have another Hot Topics show and address some of the comments written on the site. So what's on tap?
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Shonda Rhimes Sells Another Show To ABC - Soapy Conspiracy Thriller Titled "The Circle"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 11:38 AM
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On the heels of another African American Hollywood powerhouse (see my Tyler Perry announcement just beneath this one)... Shonda Rhimes has repotedly sold another drama to ABC!
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Jurnee Smollett Takes The Lead In Tyler Perry's "Marriage Counselor"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 10:41 AM
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He just keeps cranking them out, doesn't he? The man can't be stopped! This is the 3rd movie he's shooting this year alone; the other 2: Good Deeds and I, Alex Cross - both he stars in. I think he also has a new play coming as well.
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Pics of Rosario Dawson In The Set of Art Heist Thriller "Trance"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 20, 2011 8:45 AM
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These pics of Rosario Dawson, courtesy of Caught On Set, were snapped in London earlier this week on the set of Danny Boyle's upcoming art heist thriller Trance.
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Harold Perrineau Chosen As New Voice Of "Blade" For Anime Series

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 20, 2011 7:14 AM
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ComicBookMovie.com is reporting that Harold Perrineau (Oz, The Matrix, Lost) will be heard as the voice of Blade when the new Marvel anime series based on the comic character debuts on G4 in January 2012.

Viola Davis Also Developing Film Based On Vivian Carter, Founder Of Vee-Jay Records (+ Promo)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 5:20 AM
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Read THIS recent profile of Viola Davis in the Taipei Times to learn that, since forming her new production company with her husband, in addition to an adaptation of Ann Weisgarber’s novel The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (which we told you to about a month or 2 ago), she's also developing a film based on the story of Chicago record label Vee Jay Records and it's owner and founder, Vivian Carter. The short story goes... Vivian Carter started the label after she won a contest to be a DJ on legendary Chicago DJ Al Benson's show.

Rooney Mara Declines Lead Role in Spike Lee's Classic Cult Remake "Old Boy"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 20, 2011 4:49 AM
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Quick casting note, looks like OLDBOY is still looking for that female lead as Rooney Mara has passed on the part. --Words tweeted by Variety's Justin Kroll
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Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominees Announced ("Pariah," "Gun Hill Road," Others Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 3:52 AM
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Congrats to Dee Rees on being nominated in the Breakthrough Director category for her much-buzzed about feature film debut, Pariah. Although I was surprised that the star of that film, Adepero Oduye, wasn't nominated in the Breakthrough Actor category.

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