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Watch Samuel Jackson Explain His Hopes For "The Mountaintop" Broadway Play

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • July 6, 2011 9:23 AM
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Here's a small clip of Samuel Jackson explaining his hopes and expectations of the Katori Hall Broadway play he stars in, The Mountaintop--a production we've been psyched about for some time now.

Updates On The Mahalia Jackson Biopic Starring Fantasia Barrino

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • July 5, 2011 11:27 AM
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Well, it wasn't too long ago that we informed you about gospel legend Mahalia Jackson's biopic in the works. Based on the book Got To Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel, the screenplay is being written by Jim Evering and the film will star singer Fantasia Barrino. Sitting in the director's chair is Euzhan Palcy (Sugar Cane Alley, A Dry White Season). Thanks to S&A reader Cordell, here's some updates on the project.

Ziggy Marley Confirms Bob Marley Documentary Still In Production; Fall Release Date Expected

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 5, 2011 3:07 AM
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"We are working on his documentary, which should be out in the fall. I am producing the documentary and Kevin McDonald will direct it. People are going to have not only the connection that you have now with the Bob Marley legend, but it will also show the emotional side of our father. The emotion of Bob throughout his life experiences is a pretty pertinent thing. It is not just about his music."

Noel Clarke Prepping MMA Feature & "High Profile" Sci-Fi Project - Will Write & Star In Both

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 5, 2011 2:13 AM
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Maybe one of the hardest working showmen in the UK right now, love him or hate him... he has at least 2 new films I can immediately recall that are currently in circulation - the dramedy Huge, and the prison drama Screwed; he's also shooting (or may have already wrapped production on) the marriage romcom, The Knot, and is in pre-production for an upcoming drama titled Bliss!.

"21 Jump Street" Production Wrapped; Hill Announces Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 5, 2011 1:20 AM
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Jonah Hill announced via Tweeter over the weekend that his big-screen adaptation of the popular late 1980s/early '90s TV cop drama 21 Jump Street, has officially wrapped principal photography, and will hit theaters on March 16, 2012.

Preview "Tula, The Revolt" (On The 1795 Slave Uprising In Curacao)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2011 4:44 AM
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Currently in development is this slave uprising project titled Tula, The Revolt, from Dutch director Jeroen Leinders.

Dreamworks/Disney Move Up Release Date For "The Help"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 9:20 AM
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As if you were all dying to see it sooner, DreamWorks and Disney have moved up the theatrical release date of The Help - a film I doubt needs an intro anymore, given how much we've discussed it.

Film Based On Sneezing Baby Panda Viral Video In The Works...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 7:41 AM
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To be titled The Life and Times of Sneezing Baby Panda, the film will follow an Australian zoologist who travels to China to "save" the baby panda, in an effort to raise money to save her own struggling zoo. Production on the $1.3 million project will be in October.

Michael Rapaport Unapologetic About Tribe Called Quest Doc; Done Appeasing Q-Tip; "You're No Jay-Z"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 3:26 AM
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The film opens next week, but Q-Tip has thus far continued to stand by his decision to not support it, and hasn't done any publicity for it either, leaving that up to his partners in crime, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White, who have all gotten behind director Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, an homage to the group that he loves so much, A Tribe Called Quest.

Cuba Gooding Jr Heading To Australia To Shoot "Deception" w/ One Of Tarantino's Favorite Directors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2011 1:18 AM
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Cuba Gooding Jr will be heading to the lovely Gold Coast in Australia, next month, to begin production on a mystery/thriller feature film titled Deception, for Village Roadshow.