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A Dapper Forest Whitaker And Angela Bassett In On Set 'Black Nativity' Photos

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  • January 31, 2013 10:27 AM
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Willow Smith Will No Longer Star In 'Annie' Remake; Might Quvenzhané Wallis Take Over?

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  • January 30, 2013 3:11 PM
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Last we wrote about this project in summer 2012, Emma Thompson, talking to the BBC, said that she'd been writing the script for nearly three years, was excited about it, and was heading to LA to work with Willow Smith (who was to star in the film), and that Jay-Z (who's one of the film's producers) had already started working on the music for it, with a shoot start date aimed for this spring in New York.

Interesting... In Re-Branding Effort, Blackberry Names Alicia Keys Global Creative Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2013 2:28 PM
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Yes, that Blackberry - the wireless phone and services developer.

VICE & Snoop Lion's Rastafari Documentary Feature 'Reincarnated' In Theaters March 15th

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  • January 30, 2013 1:21 PM
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Details, including dates, cities, new poster and trailer, via press release from VICE below...

Omar Sy To Star As Rafael Padilla In Biopic Of Cuban-Born Slave Turned French Entertainer

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  • January 30, 2013 11:57 AM
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A double-shot of Omar Sy this morning...
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Producers Of Oscar-Nominated 'War Witch' Pushing To Bring Star Rachel Mwanza To Hollywood

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  • January 30, 2013 11:33 AM
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FESPACO 2013 - Moroccan Director Nabil Ayouch's 'God's Horses'

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  • January 30, 2013 10:38 AM
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Omar Sy May Make His Hollywood Debut Alongside Bradley Cooper In Culinary Comedy 'Chef'

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  • January 30, 2013 10:15 AM
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In what I believe would be his first true Hollywood starring role (certainly his first English-language film), Frenchman Omar Sy is said to be "in talks" to star alongside Bradley Cooper (who is everywhere it seems these days) in a culinary comedy tentatively-titled Chef, for The Weinstein Company.
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CodeBlack Picks Up Shola Lynch's 'Free Angela;' Teaming w/ BET On Theatrical Release

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  • January 29, 2013 10:49 PM
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Ahead of its Pan African Film Festival closing night screening, comes news via press release that Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners, has been picked up by Codeblack Films for an April theatrical release.

Subtitled Trailer For French Drama 'Rengaine' (Muslim Woman Falls For Black Christian Man)

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  • January 29, 2013 6:38 PM
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Recapping... From France-based Algerian/Sudanese filmmaker Rachid Djaidani comes Rengaine (Hold Back), a feature length drama that premiered in the Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week sections, at last year's Cannes Film Festival.