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Official Poster For Slavery/Time Travel Comedy "Case Départ"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 5:03 AM
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Official poster (below) for a film I've covered already on this site, so I won't bother with a rehash.

Preview - "Omar Killed Me" (The Trials Of A Moroccan Gardner Accused Of Murdering A French Widow)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 4:56 AM
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Trailer below for the film by French/Moroccan actor/director Roschdy Zem, titled Omar m'a tuer (aka Omar Killed Me); the film is based on the real-life trial of Moroccan gardener, Omar Raddad, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the alleged murder of his employer, a wealthy white French widow, who was found stabbed to death in her house in June 1991 in the French Riviera. On the walls of the woman's basement, written in her blood where the words Omar m'a tuer ("Omar Killed Me"), hence the film's title.

Spike Lee, John Ridley, Mike Tyson, "Entourage" Creator Team For HBO Black Male-Focused Drama Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 3:40 AM
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Well, how about that?!

It's Official! Idris Elba Will Star In Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" (Black Superhero Next?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 3:20 AM
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Looks like Guillermo del Toro got his man! It's now been confirmed that Idris Elba will take over for Tom Cruise to star in what's being described as an epic sci-fi film - aka Pacific Rim - a movie that's "set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth," and thus "the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace."
More: casting

Sophie Okonedo Cast In "High Profile" 8-Part Australian TV Series, "The Slap;" Debuting Fall

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 2:56 AM
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Here's one black British actor who's apparently keeping busy, despite recent articles that suggest otherwise for the lot... and she's working on almost every continent now it seems :)

Theater Review - Exit, Pursued By A Bear's All-Male Presentation Of Shakespeare's "King Lear"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 2:01 AM
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A review of the Ed Sylvanus Iskandar-directed all-male (majority black male actors) staging of Shakespeare's King Lear submitted by Rod Gailes OBC, winner of the last Shadow And Act $3,000 Black Filmmaker Challenge (he's currently in post-production on the short film he made with the cash, and we should be debuting it in coming weeks). It'll run through the 27th, presented by Exit, Pursued By A Bear, here in New York City for those interested, or even mildly curious.
More: Theater

"I, Alex Cross" Shooting In Cleveland, OH This Spring/Summer (Get Your Cameras Ready!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 1:42 AM
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Cleveland get your still and recording cameras ready... I know we have readers in that Northeastern Ohio city, so I fully expect to some of you will snap photos and record video (or should I say "steal" some shots) while principal photography is happening, and email them to me so we can share here. I think most would agree with me when I say that of all the work Tyler Perry has done thus far, this one inspires the most interest and speculation for a variety of reasons - many we've already tossed around on this site. I'm genuinely curious to see how this all turns out in the end. Seriously; no joke here.
More: FYI

Quentin Tarantino Chooses Jamie Foxx For "Django Unchained"?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 22, 2011 1:16 AM
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"Will Smith is out! Inside sources tell me that Tarantino has chosen Oscar winner @iamjamiefoxx to play Django!"

Soundtrack Details For "The Help" (Track List Includes Ray Charles, Chubby Checker + Many Others)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 12:31 PM
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Details on the soundtrack for the upcoming Viola Davis drama The Help have been released by Geffen/Interscope Records.
More: Soundtrack

3-Part Feature Documentary On Prophet Mohammed In The Works

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 11:54 AM
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I believe this is the 3rd film project on the life of the Prophet Mohammed that's in the works. The last one I recall was a proposed $150 million feature film being produced by Barrie Osborne (Lord of the Rings, The Matrix), backed by Qatari media company Al Noor Holdings. Haven't heard much about that since the initial announcement over a year ago.

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