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Prequel To "Takers" In Development?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2011 4:01 AM
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So says star Chris Brown on Twitter HERE , stating: "S/O 2 every1 watching Takers...talked studio into writing a PREQUEL.."

Angela Bassett For "The Mountaintop" Opposite Samuel L. Jackson?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2011 1:17 AM
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In the video clip below, on the Today Show this morning, Angela Bassett mentions she's currently "weighing coming to New York to do a Broadway show," with her kids starting school in September.

Idris Elba Reveals Bits & Pieces Of "Prometheus"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2011 7:28 AM
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Firs reported back in February, Idris Elba is one of the stars of Ridley Scott’s super secretive upcoming sci-fi thriller film, Prometheus that may or may not be a prequel to Alien. The film is currently shooting in the UK under strict secrecy, and oh-so very little has been released about its plotline, and its characters. No images, video, nothing.

Tracey Edmonds To Produce Films Based On E. Lynn Harris' Literary Oeuvre (Ted Witcher Adapting 1st)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2011 6:05 AM
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For you fans of the late E. Lynn Harris, who died in 2009, this should excite you, courtesy of The Root:

Updates On Fantasia Barrino's Mahalia Jackson Project...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2011 4:38 AM
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So, I assume that by now we've all settled into the news that American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino will star as gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a new biographical film, right?

Nicki Minaj: "My Long-Term Goal Is To Act. I Want To Work With Will Smith & Tim Burton"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 9:54 AM
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“I went to school to be an actress. I never expected to be a rapper. It just fell in my lap... So I would like to get an acting gig. I hope that when I am done with the tour I can go back and do some acting. That is my long-term goal... I want to work with Will Smith, because he’s a very successful rapper turned actor and therefore a role model... And Tim Burton because I love his crazy imagination. He comes up with these characters that are just so fascinating and the costumes and just creates these whole worlds.”

UK's Guardian Doesn't Think Idris Elba Has Done Anything To Earn "Django Unchained" Lead

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 6:43 AM
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"Love him or loathe him, Quentin Tarantino has always been able to cherry pick his actors, and it looks like his forthcoming Django Unchained project may be his most tantalising so far. Until recently there were suggestions that Will Smith was lined up to play the lead role of Django, an escaped slave who learns to become a contract killer and heads home to his old plantation to free his wife in the film's 19th-century deep south setting. The latest rumour is that The Wire's Idris Elba may play the part. Quite what Elba has done to deserve such elevation in a movie career that includes Fatal Attraction rip-off Obsessed and cheap supernatural thriller The Unborn is anyone's guess..."

Antoine Fuqua Exits Tupac Biopic; Circling Eminem Boxing Drama Instead

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 2:31 AM
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This is a surprise! We've long covered director Antoine Fuqua's plans to produce a feature length film based on the life of Tupac Shakur, with most recent news of his intent to cast unknowns in the starring roles, even launching a web-based nationwide search.

How Come A Brother Always Has To Mess Things Up?

  • By Sergio
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  • June 6, 2011 8:42 AM
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This a little tale about how we... you know we meaning us... meaning black folks... perceive things so differently than them... you know, those people... you know white folks.

Jay Potts On 50 Cent As Luke Cage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 6, 2011 3:12 AM
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A clip from University of Georgia Professor, Jonathan Gayles' black superhero documentary, Shaft Or Sidney Poitier: Black Masculinity In Comic Books, a film we've covered on this site a number of times, including an interview Monique did with him, which you can read HERE if you haven't yet. The film is currently traveling the film festival circuit. Jay Potts is the creator, writer, and artist of the blaxploitation web-based comic, World Of Hurt.