Casting UPDATES For Sequel To "Gang Of Roses" Reportedly In The Works...

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 29, 2011 7:34 AM
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UPDATE 7/29/11: You can thank me later for staying on top of this, because I know you all are heavily invested in this project, and I can't disappoint. So... adding to what I posted yesterday, the woman of the hour, Ms Amber Rose, teased us with another Tweet about the project (yes, I started following her on Twitter now, after she dropped yesterday's news. Somebody's gotta do the hard work, right). This time, she mentioned the name of the character she's playing, as well as who her co-stars are.

First, her character's name is Tara X, and her co-stars are Vivica Fox, Mel B & Gabriel Casseus.

Now you know. Yesterday's initial post providing necessary back-story here, follows below:

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So... apparently there's a Gang Of Roses sequel in the works, to be titled Gang Of Roses 2: Next Generation.

You asked for it didn't you? Wait, you didn't? You're sure? Well, somebody must have.

And guess who the first cast member is, just recently announced? Amber Rose.

Now, let's just back up a little bit here...

So, there I was going through my Google news feed to find the above photo on Urban Daily which was reportedly tweeted by Amber Rose yesterday. I don't follow her on Twitter, so I missed it. Maybe I'll start following Amber Rose on Twitter now. She's got over 700,000 followers already. What's one more?

Accompanying the tweet were the words "On the Movie set #BountyHunter. Naturally, one would guess that the film she was on the set of is titled Bounty Hunter; but, a little more digging lead me to the Twitter page of producer Eurika Pratts, who's apparently the producer of the sequel, which then lead me to the Gang Of Roses 2 Twitter page (recently created - July 17th was the first entry), confirming that Amber Rose is starring in the film. So, maybe the hash-tag is the role she plays in the film - a bounty hunter.

Producer Pratt has been quite active, producing some 7 feature films, as you'll see on her IMDB page, and all seem to have been released primarily on DVD/home video; though I can't say that I've seen any of them.

I found an IndieGogo fund-raising page for the film, which says Pratt is/was trying to raise $75,000. It says there are 15 days left in the campaign, though nothing has been donated yet. So, either she raised the money elsewhere, or...

So, what to make of all this, other than the fact that I just spent all this time digging up and sharing info on Gang Of Roses 2: The Next Generation starring Amber Rose?

*shrug*

I don't know if it's really in production, or if this is all an attempt to drum up interest in the production (especially with yesterday's Amber Rose announcement), which would then lead to the necessary financing. Rose is a pull isn't she, with 700,000+ Twitter followers. I'm sure her name can get some financiers to drop a few dollars, especially if it's only budgeted at $75,000.

It's called Gang Of Roses, so I assume there'll be more casting announcements coming to make up the rest of the gang.

In the meantime, remember this?

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34 Comments

  • JanayH | August 14, 2011 3:50 AMReply

    Vivica Fox has said in numerous tweets that she is not in this movie so the blogs should stop lying you would think right

  • Val | July 31, 2011 8:11 AMReply

    Moment of silence for what was left of Vivica Fox's career. Times must be tough cuz it seems she'll do anything 4 a check. And isn't Mel B. very pregnant? These so-called filmmakers were either looking to make some noise or could not find anyone with legitimacy to appear in this so called movie (aka worthless trash). I'm thinking it's a combo of both. This is what's wrong with Black cinema. It's garbage, trash made by untalented hacks and of course that's what BET wants. And in the end the film world believes that's the type of crap Black folks want to watch. F*ck+ng pity.

  • Ash | July 31, 2011 5:55 AMReply

    Poor Vivica.

  • CareyCarey | July 30, 2011 10:57 AMReply

    Okay Tamara, we will leave the western movie debate for another time, but I love discussing movies with you b/c you are so open and honest. If you don't know "it" you don't say it. If you've seen "it" you don't mind speaking on it, regardless of what others might think.

    And, any woman who has seen Seraphim Falls, is my kind of woman. Are you kidding me, most movie goers couldn't tell us who was in that movie or what it was about, but I too enjoyed it. Both of the characters were dead serious to get to where they were going, and do what they had to do to get there. And the back story set it all up, in a very interesting way.

    See you later alligator

  • Tamara | July 30, 2011 10:15 AMReply

    i swear i need to re-re-read before pressing submit.

    Carey you want my top ten?

    can't give you a top ten. haven't covered all of them. but know that eastwood starring flicks, sergio leone's spaghetti, other notable features in recent years and the "classics" outlined in my film history books... i've seen a lot but i can't rate quite yet. i don't think i have set in mind (or even on paper) my top ten of any genre.

    sorry for the triple post folks.

  • Tamara | July 30, 2011 10:12 AMReply

    john glenn = glenn ford

    my bad

  • Tamara | July 30, 2011 10:10 AMReply

    Whoa, possible future post maybe? on Westerns, if there doesn't exist one already?

    Not gonna get into with Sergio or you, Carey LOL You two have seen MORE westerns than I have. I casually watched western tv shows as a kid with my grandmother and my uncle who loved the likes of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, etc. It's only been in recent years that I've begun to really delve into past films, but at a slow pace, I'm afraid.

    I do love the genre. It's like sci-fi to me in that whole "untamed territory, living on the outskirts, new frontiers". That alone gives rise to so many story possibilities, which is why I'm interested in the "Heart of Darkness" re-telling in outer space.

    But you all know how great the genre is, so I'll remain mum on further discussion of past films, add John Glenn's version of "3:10" to my queue and will respond to Carey's "list":

    Buck and The Preacher Man - saw it long, long time ago, don't remember enough to warrant a rating; actually have probably seen bits and pieces
    The Wild Bunch - have seen only bits and pieces
    Unforgiven - good, but forgettable, added interest garnered by younger audiences (myself included) due to the soundtrack (hello Metallica)
    Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid - good-good
    Gang of Roses - *gas face*
    Open Range - excellent; where Kevin Costner does "NO" wrong, features like this. robert duvall is chock full of amazing
    3:10 to Yuma - good, enjoyable, want to see original now
    Hang’em High - havent' seen; familiar with title though
    Outlaw Jossie Wells - hadn't finished
    The Assassination of Jessie James (2007) - didn't like
    True Grit…- went to the kitchen to get a bowl of cereal; never finished it
    True Grit remake version - haven't seen it yet
    Seraphim Falls - excelente!

    Western marathon in my near future, yes indeedy.

  • CareyCarey | July 30, 2011 5:18 AMReply

    "Also Unforgiven has the the most OVERRATED, TALKIEST AND BOOOOOORRRINGEST western ever made"

    I couldn't have said it better... except IT'S ending, which I thought was a pretty good shootout.

    On side note, you mentioned something (in the podcast)about why Monique got the Oscar for Precious, which you believe had little to do with her acting. Well, in walks Unforgiven.

    It was only the third western to win the Oscar behind Cimarron (1931) and Dances With Wolves (1990). And, I don’t believe Client had ever sniffed an Oscar before Unforgiven. So maybe there’s some serious politics going on?

    The movie beat out The Crying Game, A Few Good Men, Howards End, and Scent of a Woman. Glengarry Glen Ross and Malcolm X (2 of my favorites) were not even nominated. Hmmmm, a special award for Client, maybe?

    They even tried to give him the best actor award... WHAT?!, Client Eastwood for best actor, in Unforgiven!? But they had to give it up to A Scent Of a Woman’s Al Pacino.

    Maybe they gave Unforgiven the award because a black man - Morgan Freeman - played the part of a scared sap, whose bullet ridden body was put on display outside the local pup? That’s gotta be the ticket.

  • Tamara | July 30, 2011 4:23 AMReply

    3:10 to Yuma...

    ...

    ...was a good film.

    *random interruption*

  • CareyCarey | July 30, 2011 3:57 AMReply

    I am off to see my bootleg man. I gotta get me a copy of Gang of Roses. Serously, there is something about these types of movies that has me reaching for my popcorn. Come on, Bobby Brown AND Lacy Stacy, in a cowboy, it can't get no better?!

    But did anybody catch that German voice-over version (it came on after the clip ended)? Man, let me tell you, when Bobby Brown's voice sounded like Adolph Hitlers`, I damn near died. But then I thought, what exactly are they saying? I don't know, but I could swear every other word that came out of the white guys mouth was speckindee "sauer-niggerkraut " and "brat-niggerwurst". :-) *eyebrow raised*

    Seriously, check it out and tell me what y'all heard. Hey, maybe there's a few black Germans up in here?

  • Sergio | July 30, 2011 3:27 AMReply

    For the record I like 3:10 to Yuma a lot EXCEPT for the ending and what happens to Bale's character which is BS. Check out the original 1957 version with Glenn Ford which is a smaller scale "chamber" western and has a different ending.

    Also Unforgiven has the the most OVERRATED, TALKIEST AND BOOOOOORRRINGEST western ever made

  • Anwar | July 30, 2011 2:03 AMReply

    Hold up....Lisaraye has to wear white in all of her movies too?! LOL!

  • CareyCarey | July 30, 2011 1:40 AMReply

    Tamara, we'll have to ask our resident cowboy film critic's (Sergio) opinion on 3:10 to Yuma, but er'rah, personally, I am hesitent to call it "good". It had it's moments but it's not in my top 50 of all time cowboys.

    But let me see where you're coming from, rank the following:

    Buck and The Preacher Man.
    The Wild Bunch
    Unforgiven
    Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
    Gang of Roses
    Open Range
    3:10 to Yuma
    Hang'em High
    Outlaw Jossie Wells
    The Assassination of Jessie James (2007)
    True Grit...
    True Grit remake version

    Okay Tamara, a mixed bag for sure, but show me what you're working with. *smile*

  • Kia | July 29, 2011 11:53 AMReply

    @Quentin

    Black Cinema done right can compete. Provided, we're referring to independent film, then several factors stand in the way:
    1. No marketing--Look at Another Earth--good film btw--it's all over the place. Most of the film sites I visit, I see banner ads for this film. I hope to see Pariah's image stamped all over the place once it's release gets near.
    2. Not enough international appeal (b/c the films that get pushed overseas, aren't the smaller films w/a majority AA cast, but bigger budget fare--mostly comedies and action flicks)
    3. Too many urban films have plots that are one note.

    I have faith in some of the newer filmmakers coming out, who are on the right track and hopefully those films will be the examples of "black cinema" and not this mess. I'm so embarrassed right now.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | July 29, 2011 11:10 AMReply

    @Sergio Yes, I was referring to her physical attributes. LOL The first time I heard her speak, I frowned so hard my jaw hurt the rest of the day. "The spell's broken!" I screamed.

    There doesn't appear to be a lick of genuine talent on this project. The most well-known is Fox, and she's basically the female equivalent of Clifton Powell, Jr. -- the Coon Prince of the Chitlin' Circuit.

  • Laura | July 29, 2011 10:41 AMReply

    @ dcmoviegirl

    Gang of Roses aint no B-movie. It's a c or z movie. I put it on the same level as those wanna be Troma Studio level movies.

    Yeah, and those janky weaves got to me. I mean really, they have saved some money and put it to acting lessons or something instead it putting it on those weaves. But then again....

    Personally I forgive those untalented filmmakers. I have faith that our indie films will find a Black mainstream audience in the near future.

  • da | July 29, 2011 9:42 AMReply

    LMAO at Jessie's Girl.

  • dcmoviegirl | July 29, 2011 9:14 AMReply

    *"Why do we"

    natch.

    Made that same mistake twice.

  • dcmoviegirl | July 29, 2011 9:13 AMReply

    *watches trailer from the first one featuring janky weaves and other hairstyles from modern times*

    Black people, we can do better!!

    Seriously, WTF is wrong with people's taste-level? We do keep making the B-movie, bullshit?

    Westerns are relatively cheap, we do we keep making Posse's instead of reaching for a Tombstone or 3:10 to Yuma?

  • Tamara | July 29, 2011 8:21 AMReply

    So this is basically "Single Ladies" in an imagined Old West.

    And this is a sequel? Hmm...

  • Mecca | July 29, 2011 8:21 AMReply

    @ Quentin

    "I’m afraid to say it but black cinema simply can’t compete with the rest of the world’s cinema."

    I feel your pain but you just gotta know where to look that's all.

  • Quentin | July 29, 2011 8:07 AMReply

    Are you talking about the same Gang of Roses which, to be frank, is easily one of the worst films I ever saw in my life?

    And the hits just keep on coming... lol

    Black cinema continues this race in the wrong direction, like Diane Schuler going south in the north bound lane. I'm afraid to say it but black cinema simply can't compete with the rest of the world's cinema.

  • Nadell | July 29, 2011 6:53 AMReply

    @Mecca
    Co-sign

  • Sergio | July 29, 2011 6:07 AMReply

    So when you say that you "love me some Amber Rose" I assume you're talking about her...attributes. Because she has no discernable talent that anyone has been able as yet to figure out...except her quite considerable attributes.

    Oh wait, I did see on the internet a few weeks ago those pictures of her "pleasuring" herself which she claimed were supposedly stolen from her so she does have some talent after all. Hopefully they will be on display in Roses 2

    And I still remember seeing the first Gang of Roses at a sneak advance preview to a packed theater. It got the biggest laughs I've ever heard a film getting and it wasn't even a comedy.

  • jessie's girl | July 29, 2011 4:11 AMReply

    You actually spent part of your day looking into this? You disappoint me, Tambay.....

    :)

  • Adam Scott Thompson | July 29, 2011 3:35 AMReply

    Sorry. I meant to say, I don't expect this one to be any better. Please don't let me be misunderstood.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | July 29, 2011 3:34 AMReply

    I love me some Amber Rose! That said, I'm nowhere near torn on this. The first movie was gah-bage and I don't expect this one to be (assuming it's completed).

    Blaxploitation masked as female empowerment.

  • Neeka | July 28, 2011 8:45 AMReply

    these so called producer continue to make a mockery of Black people with the trash they keep releasing. Only in Hollywood!

  • Freedom | July 28, 2011 8:10 AMReply

    I actually wrote a post about the flaws in the IndieGogo campaign, presuming that they are actually trying to raise money this way. They took it down after I posted the article, but a cached version of the page is in my post.

    Regardless of how I feel about the need for the flick, we can learn a lot from their missteps in crowdfunding. http://wp.me/pqA10-f8

  • Gary. C. | July 28, 2011 6:49 AMReply

    For the f@#k what? I watched the first one (thanks a lot Wife) by accident and as a film student I was appalled. As a BLACK film student I was mortified and embarrassed. These movies are vehicles to say to world " See, we still can't take blacks as serious filmmakers in hollywood." Writing-F, Directing- F, Acting- F+.

  • Cynthia | July 28, 2011 6:47 AMReply

    OMG...thanks for that trailer! I needed a laugh today.

  • Mecca | July 28, 2011 6:41 AMReply

    Well, if she really does have 700,000+ Twitter followers.

    That can generate huge buzz for this film if it really does take off.

    I guess we don't need "real" actors these days we can use rappers w/ gold-plated teeth, shiny chains and video vixens who are known for being successful arm candies.

  • keepingitreal | July 28, 2011 6:20 AMReply

    I guess they wanted to cast a cumbucket. This is why they chose Amber Rose!

  • Vanessa | July 28, 2011 6:05 AMReply

    I thought this film was a masterpiece. One of my personal favorites....

    SIIIKKE!!!!

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