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Shooting Begins In S. Africa On Forest Whitaker Crime Drama 'Zulu' (Alexandre Desplat Scoring)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2012 12:13 PM
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Shooting officially began today in Cape Town, South Africa, on the Forest Whitaker/Orlando Bloom crime drama Zulu, which is based on French author Caryl Férey’s award winning crime novel of the same name.

Forest Whitaker Replaces Djimon Hounsou To Star Opposite Orlando Bloom in Crime Drama 'Zulu'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 11, 2012 6:08 PM
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We missed this switch apparently... although I haven't seen an official announcement of it, nor any press releases in my inbox.

Watch: 2 New Clips From 'Toys In The Attic' w/ Forest Whitaker As A Teddy Bear

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 12:36 PM
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Starring the voices of Forest Whitaker (as Teddy), Joan Cusack (as Madame Curie) and Carey Elwes (as Sir Handsome), Toys in the Attic, combines multiple forms of animation, is set in a magical world of toys and knick-knacks, stored in the attic of a home in Prague during the Cold War era.

First Official Photo Of Forest Whitaker As Eugene Allen / Cecil Gaines In 'The Butler'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 20, 2012 5:04 PM
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Nothing too special here, especially as we've already seen a few unofficial on-set pics of the cast between takes and such.

Trailer Watch - Forest Whitaker In Hardcore Action Flick 'The Last Stand'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 16, 2012 10:58 PM
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NOW we're talking! Here's the just-released trailer for the upcoming hardcore action flick, The Last Stand, marking the return to the screen, in a lead role, for Arnold Schwarzenegger, doing what he knows best: knocking heads and creating mayhem.

Mariah Carey, Yaya DaCosta Join Cast Of Lee Daniels' 'The Butler;' Quincy Jones Scoring

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 11:05 AM
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Principal photography for Lee Daniels' The Butler has begun in New Orleans, and with that news comes additional casting announcements we haven't mentioned yet, like Mariah Carey and Yaya DaCosta.

We've Read It! Thoughts On Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Script

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 13, 2012 10:45 AM
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I was fortunate once again (see my write-up on Steve McQueen 12 Years A Slave script HERE) to have the opportunity to read the script for the Lee Daniels’ highly-anticipated period drama The Butler (a September 2011 draft).

Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker Teach 50 Cent About Money, Fear, Respect In Trailer For 'Freelancers'

  • By Courtney
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  • June 2, 2012 9:04 PM
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Here's the first trailer for that Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson crime drama we first told you about in early 2011 and haven't written a word about since. Probably because there's been nothing about it to write about... until today, now that its trailer has turned up online.

Forest Whitaker Reveals Plot Specifics For "The Butler" + Talks Kony Project & More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 9, 2012 4:38 PM
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Was reading THIS Vanity Fair profile of Forest Whitaker and picked up some items worth repeating here on S&A; specifically about projects Whitaker is attached to star in/direct.

Forest Whitaker In Negotiations To Headline Lee Daniels' "The Butler" (Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo Also In)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 6, 2012 7:05 PM
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Last I wrote about this project a couple of weeks ago, Oprah Winfrey was said to be eyeing a role in director Lee Daniels' The Butler, to be produced by Laura Ziskin (Pretty Woman, As Good As It Gets, Spider-Man 1, 2 & 3) - the drama based on Eugene Allen, an African American who worked as a butler in the White House for over 34 years, serving 8 presidents from 1952 to 1986.