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Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis All Eyed For Roles In James Brown Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2013 9:42 AM
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  • 5 Comments
Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer could be reuniting with their The Help director, Tate Taylor, in his James Brown biopic, which, yesterday, booked Chadwick Boseman in the starring role.

Viola Davis and Terrence Howard are Frightened Parents in New Photo and Extended TV Spot for 'Prisoners'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • August 16, 2013 5:53 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Warner Bros. has released the above image and a new 60-second TV spot for its upcoming thriller Prisoners, which co-stars Viola Davis and Terrence Howard along with Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello and Paul Dano.

It's A Difficult Time To Be A Black Filmmaker w/ An imagination (Or An Open Letter to Viola Davis)

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • June 24, 2013 4:11 PM
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  • 139 Comments
I was so excited to see the Viola Davis spread in the LA times. I thought, my goodness, when is the last time I saw a Black 'star' take off the wig and go au natural. Loved it! I'm thinking, yes, we are becoming courageous enough to be who we are, not who others want us to be.

Viola Davis In Talks To Play Female Lead In Michael Mann's Cyber Crime Thriller 'Cyber'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 19, 2013 8:22 PM
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  • 4 Comments

Why Hollywood Needs More (Black) Leading Ladies

  • By Abdul Ali
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  • February 24, 2013 5:21 PM
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  • 38 Comments
Nothing makes you shift in your seat at the cinema more than a brilliantly-acted scene by a leading lady. However, African American actresses with star power are too often relegated to supporting roles. For your viewing pleasure, we’d like to honor the many hard-working, Black leading ladies in the industry with this gallery of short clips featuring powerful Oscar-nominated Black actresses.

Viola Davis Says Her Maid Playing Days Are Over

  • By Sergio
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  • February 8, 2013 11:09 AM
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In a recent interview this week on CNN, promoting her new film Beautiful Creatures (out next Friday), actress Viola Davis said that, while playing a maid in The Help was great, she has no intention of ever playing a maid again.

Watch Viola Davis In New Longer Trailer For 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Sergio
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  • December 6, 2012 6:21 PM
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Now that those Twilight sparking vampire movies are finished, studios are scrambling to find the next film series to attract impressionable 16 year old girls.

Viola Davis Education Reform Drama 'Won't Back Down' Heading To Blu-ray/DVD 1/15 w/ Bonus Features

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2012 12:20 PM
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Oscar nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis lead a stellar cast in what was supposed to have been an empowering drama inspired by actual events, but was ultimately just not very good, saved by its strong cast.

AFM News: Viola Davis Joins Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman In Vigilante Thriller 'Prisoner'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 5, 2012 10:22 AM
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Viola Davis has joined Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Hugh Jackman and Melissa Leo in Dennis Villeneuve's thriller Prisoner.

New In Theaters This Weekend - Viola Davis, Cee-Lo Green & Emergency Rooms Unscripted

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2012 12:06 PM
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I saw Won't Back Down last week, and found it quite dull and uninteresting, despite all the controversy the subject matter has attracted from teachers unions. All that noise may even help the film at the box office, as audiences might be motivated to go see for themselves, what all the hoopla is about.