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UPDATES (New Titles Added)... Identifying Trends In Novels About Black People Made Into Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 8:51 AM
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I've decided that I'll continue to update this post every time a new novel adaptation is announced; instead of waiting another year as I did the last time, and end up missing a few.

British Star Nikki Amuka-Bird In Film Adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus"; Trailer

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 15, 2011 10:20 AM
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Nikki Amuka-Bird (Shoot The Messenger, Torchwood, Small Island, The Omen, #1 Ladies Detective Agency) has one of those faces that makes you say, "Haven't I seen her somewhere?" More than likely, you probably have.

Viola Davis Options Rights To Award-Winning Novel "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2011 2:46 AM
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A follow-up to my post a few days ago on Viola Davis creating a production company with her husband, and the projects she plans to produce with it, specifically one that she described as "a period piece about African-American homesteaders."

Dolen Perkins-Valdez Debut Novel "Wench" Optioned for Film Adaptation

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 10, 2011 7:48 AM
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"Yes it's true, it has been optioned!" Those were the exact words from author Dolen Perkins-Valdez in a very brief exchange through Facebook, when I asked her if her compelling debut novel Wench had indeed been optioned for a movie adaptation.

Prequel To Idris Elba's "Luther" Series, Titled "Luther: The Calling," Now Available For Purchase

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 5, 2011 4:02 AM
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By the way... a reminder...

First Look At Anne Hathaway (And Her Stunt Double) As Catwoman

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 5, 2011 3:41 AM
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Here's your first official look at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, from director Christopher Nolan. Also included are images of her stunt double, and to be frank, looking at the set of images, Nolan should have cast her stunt double for the role instead of Hathaway, who looks more like a teenage girl playing dress-up on Halloween.

Richard Ayoade Finds His Lead For Adaptation Of Dostoevsky‘s "The Double"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 5, 2011 1:31 AM
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Now that his directorial debut Submarine has had its moment in the spotlight, talented Brit, Richard Ayoade , is on to the next one (to quote Jay-Z).

Anika Noni Rose Will Haunt Pierce Brosnan In Adaptation Of Stephen King's "Bag Of Bones"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 1:28 AM
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Star of stage and screen Anika Noni Rose has been cast in cable TV channel A&E's upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's Bag of Bones, his award-winning 1998 novel.

Prequel To "Luther" Titled "Luther: The calling" Coming Soon...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 26, 2011 8:26 AM
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It hasn't officially aired on BBC America for those of us in the USA (although, I'm sure if you looked hard enough, you'll find each episode online), but season 2 of the critically-acclaimed Idris Elba BBC drama Luther has already ended in the UK.

"Stargate SG-1" Star Christopher Judge Joins "Dark Knight Rises" Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2011 9:43 AM
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“I can finally confirm: I have been cast in ‘The Dark Knight Rises."