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An Apparent Slave Inspection In On-Set Photos From Cuba Gooding Jr.'s 'Something Whispered'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 13, 2012 6:50 PM
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Some not-too exciting photos (above and below) from the set of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s next project, Something Whispered, set in 1850, which centers on a man named Samuel (Gooding), who attempts to free his family from institutionalized slavery, intent on escaping from the tobacco plantation they have been forced to call their home for two generations.

Heading north towards Canada, via the Underground Railroad), they are tracked by a group of ruthless hired slave hunters.

Cuba has done lots of direct-to-video work in recent years, so I'd guess that this is likely headed down a similar path; although I could be wrong.

Director Peter Cousens' resume is full of lots of TV work, so it could also very well be a made-for-TV movie.

Look for him on the big screen in two upcoming feature films - Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills and Lee Daniels' The Butler.

Something Whispered is currently being shot in Connecticut. 

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  • Lisa W. | November 13, 2012 9:53 PMReply

    @Vincent So wait, now all of a sudden there are too many slave movies? Because, what we've had a million of them over the last few decades? They make a new Holocaust and/or WWII movie every five minutes but because people are actually interested in not forgetting one of the biggest travesties in history, it should be swept under the carpet and forgotten? There are million stories in and around the slave trade that have not been told or explored. I want to see all of them. Maybe you should just close your eyes until the next super hero or unnecessary 80s film remake is made.

  • Vincent Mickens | November 14, 2012 4:21 AM

    For one I clearly said I'll rather see a drama thriller or comedy with a black cast. Something along the lines of a Love Jones, The Wood, Why Do Fools Fall in Love. And obviously it's not swept under the rug if they're is a movie about slavery every five minutes. Black actors can be taken seriously in other roles besides slaves. Look at Denzel in Flight, I don't think his color was mentioned once in that film and he's getting praise.

  • R. Gordon | November 14, 2012 12:12 AM

    Agreed. It would be interesting to see a film about slavery from the business side, for example. No Black African slave tragedy like most films. I'd like to see audiences react to an epic rags-to-riches, romantic drama depicting the rise to power of a Dutch slave trading family. The film could explore the effort and sacrifice that went into developing and maintaining an international business in the 18th Century. There would be no redemptive abolitionist character in the family because, truthfully, those people didn't exist in these families. Think "Dallas" with slavery instead of oil.

  • Vincent Mickens | November 13, 2012 9:02 PMReply

    What is hollywood's obsession with slaves all of a sudden? Django, Twelve Years, The Help, one segment in Cloud Atlas... and now this! I'm thrilled black people are getting work but My God can we getting a drama.. thriller.. comedy not based on color? And not directed my Tyler Perry.

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