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Watch Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie As Jackie Robinson & Wife In First Trailer For '42'

  • By Courtney
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  • September 20, 2012 8:09 PM
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WB set an official release date of April 12, 2013 for 42, its Jackie Robinson biopic that Brian Helgeland is directing for Legendary Pictures.

Marlon Wayans' Found-Footage Spoof w/ Essence Atkins Acquired For January 2013 Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2012 2:14 PM
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Open Road Films has announced via press release that the company has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the Essence Atkins/Marlon Wayans found-footage spoof A Haunted House (previously titled Smart Ass).

TONIGHT: FREE Screening Of Ed Bland’s Avant-Garde 'The Cry Of Jazz' At MoCADA, Brooklyn

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2012 1:54 PM
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One of the 25 films to be inducted for preservation in the 2010 National Film Registry of the Library of Congress (Spike Lee's Malcolm X was on the short list that year), the experimental film titled The Cry Of Jazz - a fascinating 34-minute critical analysis of Jazz music, directed by Ed Bland (an African American) - his only film.

Denzel Washington's 'Flight' Closing Night Film At Chicago International Film Festival

  • By Sergio
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  • September 20, 2012 1:25 PM
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No doubt the inside buzz about the Denzel Washington/Rober Zemeckis drama Flight must be very strong.

World Premiere Of Spielberg's 'Lincoln' To World Premiere As AFI Fest Closing Night Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2012 1:12 PM
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Details in just-recieved press release... David Oyelowo and Gloria Reuben, and a host of other black actors in peripheral roles, given the story that's told in the film co-star.

Naomie Harris Talks About Her Multi-Layered Kick-Ass Character In 'Skyfall'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2012 11:43 AM
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To be frank, if it weren't for Naomie Harris' involvement in this, I probably wouldn't be much interested in seeing it. I'm ready for another 007 redo; or maybe just an very long break away from the franchise entirely.

Black List Founder Franklin Leonard 'Forced Out Of Post' At Overbrook Entertainment

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2012 10:32 AM
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According to the LA Times this morning, Franklin Leonard, who was vice president of creative affairs at Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, and founder of what has come to be known as the Black List (the popular annual list that ranks the best unproduced screenplays each year), has been "forced out of his post" at Smith's Overbrook Entertainment.

Watch Viola Davis As Clairvoyant Amma In First Trailer For 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 19, 2012 8:58 PM
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In what will be her next released project after this fall's education reform drama Won't Back Down, Viola Davis co-stars in the upcoming adaptation of Beautiful Creatures, the first of three novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl about Ethan, a mortal boy living in the South, and Lena, the girl he loves with enigmatic powers she’s trying to keep hidden.

Nzingha Stewart ('For Colored Girls') Tapped To Pen Screenplay For 'The Flamingo Kid' Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 19, 2012 7:55 PM
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Nzingha Stewart has been hired to write the script for Walt Disney Pictures' remake of the 1984 Garry Marshall comedy The Flamingo Kid, with Brett Ratner and Michael Phillips producing.

Cedric Stewart Signs w/ Don Buchwald & Associates, Shoots 'Banshee' For HBO/Cinemax

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 19, 2012 6:08 PM
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New York, NY (September 18, 2012)-- Cedric Stewart (Alan Ball's 'Banshee') has signed with Don Buchwald & Associates, Inc. Buchwald will represent Stewart across the board. Jonathan Mason will work directly with Stewart.