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With McQueen Out As Director And Dosunmu In, Could A 'Fela' Biopic Casting Change Be Next?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 27, 2013 3:22 PM
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The recent news that director Andrew Dosunmu has been tapped to replace Steve McQueen as helmer of the long-talked-about biopic on Nigerian music icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti has got a lot of people talking. Many are wondering what this change means for the look and feel of the project. I'm wondering what it might mean in terms of casting.

A Free Solomon Northup & Family Go On A Shopping Trip In New Clip From '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 3:21 PM
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Here's a short clip from Steve McQueen's much-ballyhooed 12 Years A Slave featuring star Chiwetel Ejiofor, in one of a few "flashback" sequences in the film, as a free Solomon and his family (Kelsey Scott, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Cameron Zeigler) go on a little shopping trip, and, well, just watch the clip below...

Uncle Remus And Aunt Jemima Reimagined As Superheroes? Why Not.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 2:56 PM
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Loretta Devine Heads To 'Sirens' To Play Hank's No-Nonsense, Church-Going Mother

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 1:30 PM
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Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition Of Hip-Hop Classic 'Wild Style' In Theaters Tomorrow

  • By Sergio
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  • September 27, 2013 1:15 PM
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In a world a long, long ago, there was Wild Style, the film that can be legitimately called the first hip-hop film ever made.

Anthony Mackie's Bushy Beard Is Its Own Character In New 'Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete' Clip

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 12:59 PM
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PBS Announces 'American Pharaoh' - Doc On Egyptian National Soccer Team & Its American Coach

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 12:25 PM
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PBS today announced it will air the one-hour documentary American Pharaoh, which goes behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team - the "Pharaohs" - and its American coach, Bob Bradley.

RIFF Review: Social-Realist 'Diego Star' Anchored by Issaka Sawadogo's Layered, Splendid Performance

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 27, 2013 12:22 PM
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Issaka Sawadogo remains a mystery here in the States, but you ought to pay attention – his work has been profiled on S&A a few times in the past (HERE and HERE) – because the Burkinabe actor is bestowed with serious acting range.

Everyone Looks So Jolly & Lovely In New Poster For 'The Best Man Holiday'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 11:51 AM
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Malcolm D. Lee's sequel to The Best Man, titled The Best Man Holiday, sees the return of the stars from the first film, including Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall, all reprising their roles in a story that is set 15 years after the original.

Idris Elba As Heimdall Stands Guard In 'Thor: The Dark World' Character Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2013 11:23 AM
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I'd assume that, by now, fanboys and girls have adjusted to the fact that a black actor is playing a Norse god. I'd assume. Although even if they haven't, well, too bad, because Idris Elba is reprising his role as Norse god Heimdall in the upcoming Thor sequel, which is scheduled to be released on November 8, 2013.
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