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Maybe That "Skank Robbers" Movie Isn't Happening After All... (Things That Make You Go Hmm...)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 14, 2011 at 4:22AM

You wish, right? Don't get your hopes up yet though, until you read what I have to say.
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You wish, right? Don't get your hopes up yet though, until you read what I have to say.

The IMDB and IMDBPro pages for the Wanda and Sheneneh, Jamie Foxx/Martin Lawrence Skank Robbers project have mysteriously disappeared. It's no longer listed on either of their IMDB or IMDBPro pages. It must have happened recently, because I periodically check IMDB pages for films in development that we've written about; and last I checked on this one, which wasn't that long ago, there was (and had long been) IMDB & IMDBPro pages set up for it, each listing several members of its cast, including the 2 stars, plus Halle Berry, Tichina Arnold and George Lopez.

Now, poof, both are gone!

So, what's up with that?

The last time we wrote about this, back in May, I posted a quote from a Daily Mail piece on Halle Berry and her current main squeeze, Olivier Martinez, which included photos of Halle in transit, accompanied by the following words: "The Oscar winner was on route to start work on her next project The Skank Robbers, a film written by fellow actors Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence."

So, really, by all accounts (including a comment Sergio left on that post saying that he heard from someone affiliated with the project that pre-production meetings had been held, and that the film was a definite go), as of May, Skank Robbers the movie was definitely happening.

But with this new discovery, RE the disappearance of IMDB and IMDBPro pages, is it still on? I dunno... Since the mock trailer debuted many months ago, very little has been revealed about the project. We weren't even sure if it was really happening, or if, as Sergio put it previously, that this has all been a "trial balloon."

Jamie really hasn't talked about it much; neither has Martin nor Halle Berry.

After noticing that the IMDB page was gone, I thought maybe it wasn't that it had disappeared, but that maybe the film had a new title; so I dug around a bit for that, and no confirmation. None of the actors IMDB pages list anything upcoming projects that could even remotely be Skank Robbers.

So, as I said, I don't know what this means, or if it even means anything. IMDB and IMDBPro aren't always 100% accurate, but I'd think that the complete removal of a film from the database (especially one like this, with these names) would require some inside authority.

We'll see... I'll be watching; maybe it'll resurface with new and vital info we didn't have before. Not that this is exactly a film I'm looking forward to; it's not! And your responses so far to it tell me that most of you aren't looking forward to it either.

Someone even created a Twitter account for the film, as well as a website. Although I don't believe each is directly affiliated with the project. And neither has any new info on the project - other than what's already public.

But if anyone out there has info on this that we don't have, do share.

This article is related to: Coming Soon, Things That Make You Go Hmm..., casting, Television


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