Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
 Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert Wow! BBC Announces That Idris Elba Will Return for a 2-Part 'Luther' Event Series in 2015 Wow! BBC Announces That Idris Elba Will Return for a 2-Part 'Luther' Event Series in 2015 Lupita Nyong'o Will Star in Mira Nair's 'Queen of Katwe' Film Adaptation (On Ugandan Chess Prodigy Phiona Mutesi) Lupita Nyong'o Will Star in Mira Nair's 'Queen of Katwe' Film Adaptation (On Ugandan Chess Prodigy Phiona Mutesi) Whoa! Steve McQueen & Harry Belafonte Are Teaming Up on a Paul Robeson Film. Will Be His Next Feature Whoa! Steve McQueen & Harry Belafonte Are Teaming Up on a Paul Robeson Film. Will Be His Next Feature Fox Is Developing an American Remake of 'Luther' (But Not with Idris Elba Starring) Fox Is Developing an American Remake of 'Luther' (But Not with Idris Elba Starring) Chris Rock on That Stubborn Burden of Representation Thing ("Black Fame" vs "White Fame") Chris Rock on That Stubborn Burden of Representation Thing ("Black Fame" vs "White Fame") White Women in LA Will Be Empowered by Black Women in New Series 'Bye Felicia!' (Watch Clip) White Women in LA Will Be Empowered by Black Women in New Series 'Bye Felicia!' (Watch Clip) Did Anyone Actually Like Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie? Also, Producer Wendy Williams Takes on Backlash Did Anyone Actually Like Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie? Also, Producer Wendy Williams Takes on Backlash Review: Refreshingly Diverse 'Big Hero 6' Will Make Kids and Science Lovers of all Ages Giddy Review: Refreshingly Diverse 'Big Hero 6' Will Make Kids and Science Lovers of all Ages Giddy Weekend B.O. Nov.14-16 (Why Didn’t 'Beyond the Lights' Light Up at the Box Office?) Weekend B.O. Nov.14-16 (Why Didn’t 'Beyond the Lights' Light Up at the Box Office?) Your Thoughts on 'Beyond the Lights' Now That It's in Theaters? Your Thoughts on 'Beyond the Lights' Now That It's in Theaters? Gina Prince-Bythewood Wants to Eliminate the Term "Black Film" Gina Prince-Bythewood Wants to Eliminate the Term "Black Film" Review: Five Things Missing from 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' Review: Five Things Missing from 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' White People Don't Get It Because They Never Had to White People Don't Get It Because They Never Had to Lifetime Releases First FULL Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) Lifetime Releases First FULL Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) Actors Cast to Play Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Damon Dash in Aaliyah Biopic Actors Cast to Play Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Damon Dash in Aaliyah Biopic Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

David Oyelowo's Life Will Spiral Out Of Control In 'Nightingale'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 9, 2013 at 10:38PM

David Oyelowo's Life Will Spiral Out Of Control In 'Nightingale'
6

David Oyelowo 2
David Oyelowo is one of those actors who's able to stay constantly busy, despite laments about the challenges black actors face. 

Over the last 2 years, he's appeared in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Help, The PaperboyRed TailsMiddle Of Nowhere, Lincoln, and more.

Taking a look at his upcoming slate, he's an actor in demand, working on both sides of the Atlantic: look for him in The Butler, and Cynthia Mort's Nina Simone film; he's also attached to play Sugar Ray Robinson, as well as a found-footage-style hijacking thriller titled Default. There was the political thriller Complicit (it already aired in the UK). He was also Lee Daniels' choice to play MLK in his long-in-development King project, which may or may not now be dead.

And there's more... like this one, just announced.

Oyelowo will star in an indie drama titled Nightingale, which is being backed by BN Films - a newly-formed well-funded international production company based in Santa Monica, CA and Mexico City, run by Alex Garcia and Lucas Akoskin, said to be two of Latin America's most prolific young producers, with plans to offer a slate of films in all languages, aimed at both the domestic U.S. and international markets, says the press release.

BN Films says it will self-finance six to twelve films a year, working initially off of a $150-million production fund. On the collective resume of both Garcia and Akoskin are titles like Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad), winner of more than 30 awards, including the prestigious Berlinale Golden Bear; Guillermo Arriaga's acclaimed The Burning Plain, starring Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger; Shelter, starring Julianne Moore; Ceremony, starring Uma Thurman; The House of My Father, starring Will Ferrell, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal; and more.

In Nightingale, Oyelowo will play a character named Peter Snowden, described as a man obsessing over an old army friend, whom he loves, as his life begins to spiral downward, as their reunion approaches.

A little vague, but such is the tease.

Elliott Lester is directing from a script penned by Frederick Mensch - a Black List discovery

Shooting is underway in Los Angeles.

This article is related to: David Oyelowo


Shadow & ActNewsletter