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Interview: Tessa Thompson Talks Emotionally Charged Scenes in 'Selma,' Becoming an Indie Poster Child w/'Dear White People,' & More

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  • July 24, 2014 5:41 PM
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Tessa Thompson
It's a busy time for Tessa Thompson, who appears in two much-discussed films being released later this year, Ava DuVernay's sweeping Civil Rights drama, "Selma," and Justin Simien's highly anticipated racial satire "Dear White People."

Common Is On His Way To 'Selma' To Play Civil Rights Activist James Bevel

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  • May 12, 2014 12:55 PM
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Common Is On His Way To 'Selma' To Play Civil Rights Activist James Bevel

Common Heading To Broadway To Star In 'The Great White Hope' Revival?

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  • March 5, 2014 12:00 PM
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Common Heading To Broadway To Star In 'The Great White Hope' Revival?

Common Will Hunt Liam Neeson In 'Run All Night'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2013 1:31 PM
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Rapper/actor Common is in talks to take on Liam Neeson in the Warner Bros actioner Run All Night, to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (who directed Neeson in Unknown, and the upcoming Non-Stop), from a script penned by Brad Inglesby, which centers on an aging hitman (played by Neeson) who has to go up against his brutal former boss (played by Ed Harris) in order to protect his estranged son (played by Joel Kinnaman) and his family.
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Tonight: Sheldon Candis' 'LUV' Makes World Television Premiere On BET

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  • August 7, 2013 1:59 PM
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On the heels of the successful debut of BET Premiere Cinema's original movie, Being Mary Jane, the Network will air the world television broadcast premiere of Sheldon Candis' LUV, which stars Common, and introducing Michael Rainey Jr.

Russell Simmons Developing Animated Adaptation Of 'The Harlem Shadow' w/ Common

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  • August 5, 2013 7:46 PM
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We missed this last week; thanks to Dave Tozin for alerting me to it today.
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BET Announces World Television Premiere Of Sheldon Candis' 'LUV'

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  • July 29, 2013 5:41 PM
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On the heels of the successful debut of BET Premiere Cinema's original movie, Being Mary Jane, the Network has announced the world television broadcast premiere of Sheldon Candis' LUV, which stars Common and introducing Michael Rainey Jr.

New On DVD - Sheldon Candis' 'LUV' (Common, Michael Rainey Jr. Star)

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  • April 2, 2013 7:21 PM
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Sheldon Candis' feature film debut, LUV, which made its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the dramatic competition section, stars Common and Michael Rainey Jr.

Watch Common Handle A Tense Situation In New Clip From 'LUV' (Opens January 18)

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  • December 28, 2012 10:35 AM
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Sheldon Candis' feature film debut, LUV, which made its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the dramatic competition section, stars Common and Michael Rainey Jr.

'LUV' Director Sheldon Candis Talks to S&A About Making the Movie, Casting Common, and the True Story Behind the Film

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  • November 26, 2012 2:43 PM
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2012 Sundance festival drama LUV follows 11-year-old Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.) as he spends a day with his troubled ex-convict Uncle Vincent (Common). As the film nears its January theatrical opening, director Sheldon Candis spoke with S&A about the process behind the film.