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Casting Call for N.W.A. Biopic Underlines Film Industry's Age-Old "Colorism" Problem

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2014 12:23 PM
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  • 56 Comments
Business as usual, or an isolated case?

Cast This: Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown In The Angela Bassett-Directed Lifetime Original Movie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2014 3:16 PM
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  • 39 Comments
Cast This: Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown In Angela Bassett-Directed Lifetime Original Movie

TV Casting News: Bresha Webb Stars in Kevin Hart's Divorce Pilot, Harold Perrineau Books 'Constantine,' More

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • March 10, 2014 11:45 AM
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Love That Girl's Bresha Webb will star opposite Romany Malco in Kevin Hart's new ABC pilot, Keep It Together, based on Hart's relationship with his ex-wife.

Director F. Gary Gray Announces Open Casting Call For N.W.A. Biopic (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 21, 2014 8:08 PM
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  • 9 Comments
F. Gary Gray Announces Open Casting Call For His N.W.A. Biopic (Details)

Casting Call For Universal's James Brown Biopic - Actors, Musicians, Extras...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 17, 2013 12:01 PM
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Universal Pictures has announced an open casting call for actors, musicians and extras to audition for its James Brown biopic, which will be shooting in Natchez and Jackson, Mississippi, beginning this November.Titled Get On Up, Universal says the film will "give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century."

Rihanna In Talks To Play "Sultry Villain" in "Fast and The Furious 6"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 30, 2012 8:09 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Battleship's role has opened more doors for RiRi!
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Kevin Hart In Talks To Play Escaped Convict Turned College Frat Student in "Con Ed;" Will Packer Produces

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 9:23 PM
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  • 19 Comments
Kevin Hart is currently in negotiations with Alcon Entertainment to star in its long-in-gestation comedy Con Ed, directed by Drumline helmer Charles Stone III, who last directed 2004's baseball comedy Mr. 3000, which starred the late Bernie Mac.
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Robbie Jones Goes Back in Time To Change The Future in Syfy's Pilot "Rewind"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 5:25 PM
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Robbie Jones (Hellcats), who will be seen next on the big screen in Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor, due out next year, has joined Syfy's two-hour pilot Rewind.

John Amos & Sydney Park Join Martin Lawrence & Regina Hall in CBS Comedy Pilot

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 6, 2012 8:13 PM
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Forest Whitaker Circles Role of 'Sleazy Bookie' in "Out of the Furnace" (Zoe Saldana Co-Stars)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 22, 2012 5:48 PM
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I announced Zoe Saldana's attachment to play Christian Bale's ex-wife in the drama Out of the Furnace last month. Now, thanks to a heads up from the playlist, it looks like Forest Whitaker is in negotiations for a supporting turn in the Scott Cooper-helmed film.
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