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Anthony Mackie Hopes To Play Olympic Gold Medalist Jesse Owens In Film Biopic He's Developing

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 29, 2011 12:37 PM
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Is there a better way to start your day than with an Anthony Mackie post? I think not. ;-) In an exclusive interview with our brothers from another mother at The Playlist, Mackie expressed his desire to portray legenday Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens (9/12/1913 – 3/31/1980) in a screen biopic he's developing.
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Exclusive w/ Bill Duke On "Dark Girls" & Black Film Distribution: "It's Chitlin Time" + More...

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 28, 2011 8:26 AM
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"Alchemy is a science and I think all poor people, including black people, have from time to time in difficult situations become alchemists. Alchemy is the science of turning one substance into another. When we were slaves they threw us bones and we turned it into spare ribs. When we were slaves they threw guts at us and we turned them into chitlins. It's chitlins time."
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"Luther" Season 2 Debuts Tonight + Idris: "I didn't come to America to play 'black roles...'"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 4:26 AM
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Tonight's the night! The second season of Luther, the critically acclaimed psychological crime drama starring one Idris Elba, premieres at 10PM, on BBC America for stateside audiences, when its new so-called Dramaville hour, to be hosted by Idris, debuts.

Anthony Mackie Talks "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Gangster Squad"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 28, 2011 3:19 AM
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In a recent interview with Collider, Anthony Mackie discussed what attracted him to Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, currently in post-production, and his role in the Ruben Fleischer directed 1940's cop crime drama, Gangster Squad, which he's currently filming opposite Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone and others.
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Thandie Newton Describes Her Career As... "Schizophrenic"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 20, 2011 3:52 AM
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"As an actor I always try to do as many diverse roles as possible. I'd generally describe my career as a bit schizophrenic to be honest, because I never seem to be doing the same thing. I think it's the best way to be though, to play as many different roles as possible."
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Interesting Details From The 9/11 Commemorative Screening Of Spike Lee's "25th Hour"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 13, 2011 8:57 AM
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Recall our post this past Sunday 9/11 about the commemorative screening of Spike Lee's 25th Hour, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and actors. Well, as reported by The Playlist today, Spike Lee, producer Jon Kilik and actors Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman attended the festivities, where Spike Lee uncovered a few interesting details from 10 years ago.

Sanaa Lathan Talks Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" and Voodoo-Themed Thriller "Vipaka"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 9, 2011 2:06 AM
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In a recent interview with BET, Sanaa Lathan discussed Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, and the upcoming thriller Vipaka, co-starring Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker and Mike Epps.
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Katori Hall Talks "Radical" MLK Jr in 'The Mountaintop' Interview

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 29, 2011 6:57 AM
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In an interview with New York Timeout, Katori Hall discusses what influenced/inspired her in writing the controversial Martin Luther King Jr. character for her Broadway play The Mountaintop, which starts previews September 22nd at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
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Exclusive! Nicole Beharie Talks Career Choices, Burden Of Representation, Being An "It" Girl & More

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 27, 2011 2:23 AM
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Actress Nicole Beharie, 26, is a fan of Sci-Fi, especially Octavia Butler novels; which she wishes would be adapted to the screen. Beharie is “like in love” with Whoopi Goldberg, and she’s also fervent in professing the respect and admiration for the performances of Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer in the controversial film The Help, in theaters now. Would she like to eventually follow the footsteps of Viola Davis and produce her own films? The answer of this wise beyond-her-years talented actor was the most certain and resounding one of this nonetheless candid phone interview, which lasted over an hour, “DEFINITELY, definitely.”
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"He was as fragile and as flawed as anyone," Samuel L. Jackson Talks MLK Jr. in 'The Mountaintop'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 23, 2011 11:55 AM
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“The King I am showing just came in from delivering the ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech,” says Jackson. The reverend is very tired, and the only other actor onstage is Jackson’s longtime friend Angela Bassett, who plays Camae, a hotel employee delivering room service who stays to talk. “He’s the guy alone in a hotel room talking to a woman. He’s the man as a man, not as a martyr or ideologue. He just happened to be the guy who wasn’t afraid to stand up for the right idea. But outside of that, he was as fragile and as flawed as anyone.”