Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Antoine Fuqua Confirms He'll Be Partnering w/ Denzel Washington on a 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Antoine Fuqua Confirms He'll Be Partnering w/ Denzel Washington on a 'Magnificent Seven' Remake It's a Done Deal - Paramount Pictures Will Distribute Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worldwide It's a Done Deal - Paramount Pictures Will Distribute Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worldwide Interview: Taraji P. Henson On 'No Good Deed' and A Woman's Intuition Interview: Taraji P. Henson On 'No Good Deed' and A Woman's Intuition 'Matthew 18' - "The Scariest African American Film... Ever!" - Gets a Full Trailer + Release Date 'Matthew 18' - "The Scariest African American Film... Ever!" - Gets a Full Trailer + Release Date Crowdfund This: 'Newlyweeds' Star Trae Harris Is a 150-year-old African American Vampire in 'Octavia' Crowdfund This: 'Newlyweeds' Star Trae Harris Is a 150-year-old African American Vampire in 'Octavia' Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism First Release Poster for 'Dear White People' Illustrates One Thing White People Shouldn't Do to Black People First Release Poster for 'Dear White People' Illustrates One Thing White People Shouldn't Do to Black People African Americans on TV Guide’s "TV’s Highest Paid Stars 2014" List. You Might Be Surprised African Americans on TV Guide’s "TV’s Highest Paid Stars 2014" List. You Might Be Surprised After Bidding War, Paramount in Talks to Acquire Chris Rock’s 'Top Five' for $12.5 Million After Bidding War, Paramount in Talks to Acquire Chris Rock’s 'Top Five' for $12.5 Million 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 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 Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' 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...

'Kinyarwanda' Producer's Directorial Debut Updates: Cast Additions (Sharon Leal, Others) + On-Set Pics

Shadow and Act By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 30, 2012 at 7:05PM

'Kinyarwanda' Producer's Directorial Debut Updates: Cast Additions (Sharon Leal, Others) + On-Set Pics
1
On-Set Still From Tommy Oliver's '1982'
On-Set Still From Tommy Oliver's '1982'

Updates on Kinyarwanda producer Tommy Oliver's feature film diretorial debut titled 1982 - a project we first alerted you to in May.

First a quick recap: it's based on a true story that revolves around a black father whose wife suffers from a crack cocaine addiction, and his efforts to protect his 10-year old daughter from having to experience life as the child of a drug addicted mother, while also trying to help her (the mother/his wife) become clean again.

The story is set in 1982 in Philadelphia, at the very onset of the crack epidemic, and at the time of my last post, we knew that Hill HarperRuby DeeElise NealMichael K. Williams and Keri Hilson were in the cast, with other names circling the project.

Skip forward 2 months to today, and I can tell you that those "other names" who may or may not have been circling the project, and who are now definitely confirmed to be in the film's cast are: Sharon Leal, Bokeem Woodbine, Quinton Aaron, Wayne Brady, Lala AnthonyOmar Benson Miller, and Christopher Mann.

Principal photography began in Philly on July 3rd, with Tommy Oliver directing from his own screenplay, as well as producing, along with Hill Harper and Heather Rae

If you follow Oliver, or any of the film's starring cast on Twitter, you would have seen several on-set photos some of them shared on the social networking site, like the one above this post, with a transformed-to-1982 Hill Harper and Lala Anthony.

And Wayne Brady shared the photo below, along with the caption:

Just got my butt kicked by @hillharper on the set of "1982" and loved every minute!

So it looks like we can expect a fight scene between characters played by Harper and Brady in the completed film - assuming the scene doesn't end up on the cutting room floor.

We'll continue to track the project's progress, so stay tuned...


Shadow & ActNewsletter