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Review: 'Rising From Ashes' (First Rwandan National Cycling Team Takes a Shot at 2012 Olympics)

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • August 1, 2013 3:01 PM
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Inspirational sports documentary Rising From Ashes follows cycling legend Jock Boyer on a six-year journey to train the first ever national cycling team of Rwanda. Directed by T.C. Johnstone and executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker, the film opens in theaters tomorrow, August 2, in New York and Los Angeles.

'The Butler' Will Now Be Called 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' - MPAA Rules On Title Arbitration

  • By Sergio
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  • July 20, 2013 11:16 AM
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In yesterday's update, Harvey Weinstein had enlisted the civil rights leader trio comprised of Jesse Jackson, NAACP president & CEO Ben Jealous, and National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality, Roy Innis, in his fight against Warner Bros. over the use of the title The Butler. And also, attorneys for both sides made further appeals in a hearing of the MPAA’s Title Registration Bureau.

Harvey Weinstein Enlists Jesse Jackson, NAACP, Ben Jealous, Roy Innis In Battle Over 'The Butler' Title

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2013 4:23 PM
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I was hoping this had been put to bed already, since I hadn't read any updates in a little while. But it's still very much in play.

Watch Zoe Saldana And Forest Whitaker In Trailer For Drama 'Out Of The Furnace'

  • By Sergio
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  • July 12, 2013 12:21 AM
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Here’s your first look at the trailer for the upcoming drama Out of the Furnace, starring the always intense Christian Bale, which opens in select cities on Novemeber 27th, before opening wider on Dec. 6th.

Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo Fight Over Sidney Poitier's Relevance In New Clip From 'The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2013 6:01 PM
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Welp... Here's a first clip from Lee Daniels' The Butler - a film currently in the middle of a legal battle between its distributor, The Weinstein Company, and their opponent, Warner Bros.

Forest Whitaker Thriller 'Vipaka' Gets New Title As Codeblack/Lionsgate Pick Up USA Rights

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 8, 2013 7:47 PM
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It's been quite an active last 12 months or so for Jeff Clanagan and his CodeBlack Films, since the launch of last year's partnership with Lionsgate (also a company that's been on a hit streak lately).

First Trailer For 'Black Nativity' Sings Its Way Onto Your Computer Screen...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2013 9:22 PM
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It debuted tonight during the BET Awards broadcast. Here's the first trailer for Fox Searchlight's Black Nativity, directed by Kasi Lemmons, which is set for a November 27, 2013 release.

Forest Whitaker In Talks To Play Martin Luther King Jr. In Paul Greengrass' 'Memphis'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 30, 2013 8:55 PM
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One of at least 5 film projects in the works based on either the life of MLK, or some significant period during his 39 years on this planet, director Paul Greengrass' MLK assassination pic, Memphis, was once a sure-thing, before the studio initially set to back it, Universal Pictures, decided against financing and distributing the film.

Watch Forest Whitaker In Action In Clip From Crime Drama 'Pawn'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2013 12:40 PM
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Book-To-Film Report: That 'Zulu' That Who Do? (The 2013 Cannes Closing Film Source Material)

  • By Tamara Brown
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  • April 12, 2013 11:59 AM
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It was announced this morning that Zulu would be the closing night film at this year's Cannes Film Festival next month. With that in mind, here's a look at the book the film is based on, and how it might translate to the screen. It was posted a year ago, when the project was first announced. NOTE: Forest Whitaker replaced Djimon Hounsou in the film.