Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge to Star in Scripted TV Series Based on the Underground Railroad Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge to Star in Scripted TV Series Based on the Underground Railroad Mo'Nique Said She Was Paid $50,000 for 'Precious' + Responds to Lee Daniels "Play the Game" Advice (Video) Mo'Nique Said She Was Paid $50,000 for 'Precious' + Responds to Lee Daniels "Play the Game" Advice (Video) 'Cooley High' Writer and Cast Reflect on the Film 40 Years Later 'Cooley High' Writer and Cast Reflect on the Film 40 Years Later Attn. Actors: African American & Latino Men & Women Sought for Major Roles in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Drama Series Attn. Actors: African American & Latino Men & Women Sought for Major Roles in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Drama Series So What’s Byron Allen's $20 Billion Lawsuit Against Comcast, Time Warner, Al Sharpton & the NAACP all About? So What’s Byron Allen's $20 Billion Lawsuit Against Comcast, Time Warner, Al Sharpton & the NAACP all About? A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Ava DuVernay Won Ava DuVernay Won Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online 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) Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... 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...

Marianne Jean Baptiste, Lou Gossett Jr (Others) Cast In Spike Lee Exec Produced Indie

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 27, 2012 at 10:25AM

Long-time Spike Lee editor Barry Alexander Brown (he cut 13 of Spike's films) will reportedly be getting behind the camera and into the director's chair (although not the first time) to direct an indie feature titled Son Of The South, which Spike Lee will executive produce.
1
Marianne Jean Baptiste

Long-time Spike Lee editor Barry Alexander Brown (he cut 13 of Spike's films) will reportedly be getting behind the camera and into the director's chair (although not the first time) to direct an indie feature titled Son Of The South, which Spike Lee will executive produce.

The film's cast is already set: Rafe Spall and Jacqueline Emerson are attached to star in a project that's based on Bob Zellner's autobiography The Wrong Side of Murder Creek, which centers on the author's life in Alabama, the son of a minister and grandson of a KKK member, only to later join the Civil Rights Movement.

Spall will play Zellner, while Emerson will play his fiancee, Carol Anne.

The film's supporting cast includes: Marianne Jean Baptiste, Lou Gossett Jr., Clint DyerSaskia Reeves, and Chaka Forman.

As an aside... congrats to Clint Dyer whom I know personally; we screened a feature film he starred in here in NYC 2 years ago; the British film is titled SUS, and long-time readers will likely remember it since we covered it quite a bit. Clint's a really strong actor, and I'm glad to see him getting some exposure here in the USA. You should be able to find SUS on Netflix, and even Hulu last I checked.

He's also listed as a co-producer on this new indie drama, along with Eve Pomerance, Stephen Nemeth, Christopher J. Smith and Robin Adams.


Shadow & ActNewsletter