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Samuel L. Jackson in Talks to Replace Jamie Foxx in 'The Black Phantom' w/ Kevin Hart

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2014 2:52 PM
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In "The Black Phantom," a double-crossed mob hitman turns for help to an unlikely source: the title character, an African American hitman (The Black Phantom) who was hired to kill him.

Poster Debut for Idris Elba/Taraji P. Henson Thriller 'No Good Deed' - "First He Gets into Your House..."

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 28, 2014 10:54 AM
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Idris Elba Unleashes His Southern Psychopathic Self on Taraji P. Henson in 'No Good Deed'

Agency, Studio & Filmmakers Behind N.W.A. Biopic Release Statements on Casting Call Outrage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2014 11:08 AM
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Sande Alessi Casting posted an open call earlier this week that sought women in four categories: “B girls” were to be “light-skinned,” “D girls” were “African American… Poor, not in good shape."

Will Packer Adds to Universal Slate, Acquires Spec Script 'Terminal Point'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2014 10:55 AM
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Other projects Packer has set up at Universal under his first-look deal include "Ride Along 2" (with Tim Story), "Girls Trip" (with Malcolm D. Lee), and the N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton" (with F. Gary Gray).

Will Packer & Rob Hardy Have Dissolved Rainforest Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 24, 2014 12:39 PM
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And what a ride it's been.

How Well Will "Think Like A Man Too" Perform at the Box Office Opening Weekend? Play To Win!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2014 3:13 PM
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Box office analysts see an opening for the movie in the $32 million range, indeed beating out its competition (“22 Jump Street” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ - both in the second weeks in release; as well as Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys," although that's not expected to pose much of a threat to TLAMT).

Idris Elba Unleashes His Southern Psychopathic Self on Taraji P. Henson in 1st Trailer for 'No Good Deed'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 12, 2014 3:58 PM
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Idris Elba Unleashes His Southern Psychopathic Self on Taraji P. Henson in 1st Trailer for 'No Good Deed'

Ice Cube's Son Has Been Cast to Play Him in F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2014 4:20 PM
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When asked a year ago, producer Ice Cube said that no promises had been made to anyone regarding casting, and everyone was going to have to earn whatever role is given to them.

Universal Pictures Dates Sequel To 'Ride Along' For January 2016. Tim Story, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Will Packer Returning

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2014 7:26 PM
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Universal Pictures Dates Sequel To 'Ride Along' For January 2016. Tim Story, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Will Packer Returning

'The Black Phantom' Still Lives. 5 Years Later, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart In Talks To Star In Will Packer Production

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2014 3:13 PM
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'The Black Phantom' Still Lives. 5 Years Later, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart In Talks To Star In Will Packer Production