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David Oyelowo Probably In ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ As Villain Who Is Possibly Maybe Not A Jedi Hunter

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 18, 2014 1:04 PM
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David Oyelowo, Star Wars Episode VII
Boy, this is going to be a convoluted one, and why is reading certain sites for news like trying to figure out the Sunday New York Times crossword in a mirror? Are you caught up with your “Star Wars: Episode VII” rumors and tall tales of late? They sort of go like this, and as usual, potential spoilers abound.

LAFF Review: ‘Nightingale’ Starring David Oyelowo Can’t Break Free From Form Despite Stunning Central Performance

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 18, 2014 11:03 AM
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Nightingale, David Oyelowo
There is no discussion of Elliott Lester’s “Nightingale” without David Oyelowo. The psychological drama is openly an actor’s showcase, subscribing to a single character and location with the same verve as its unavoidable soulmate, “Locke.” Like that film, it also turns to technology for sneaking a bit of exposition. An Iraq war veteran rants daily to the webcam on his bulky laptop; he mentions a video blog, which we never see, and his many followers, whom we realize likely don’t exist. But the choice to never confirm the matter either way poses the film’s most interesting question: among a million other disgruntled, grainy pleas to camera on YouTube, how simple would it be for an uploaded act of violence to pass by ignored?

Watch: Matthew McConaughey Goes To Outer Space In New Trailer For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 16, 2014 1:24 PM
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Interstellar
"The world doesn’t need any more engineers. We didn’t run out of planes and television sets… we ran out of food," David Oyelowo intones in the new trailer for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." And the answer to save humanity's fate lies up above, in the stars.

Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, & Imogen Poots Join 'The Blunderer'; Toby Kebbell & Nicholas Hoult Will Build A 'Sand Castle'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 9, 2014 6:02 PM
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Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots, Blunderer
It’s a casting-o-rama Friday. With Cannes around the corner and the entire industry getting together for their quarterly wheeling and dealing, it means a lot of pacts are being made. Perhaps the most interesting is the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel ‘The Blunderer.” She is obviously the writer of the Talented Mr. Ripley series and this non-Ripley-centered psychological thriller will star Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Toby Jones and Imogen Poots. Andy Goddard will direct.

Watch: First Trailer For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain & Many More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2013 11:10 AM
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Interstellar trailer
So, is Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" gearing up to be the biggest blockbuster about agriculture ever? That's certainly the last word on it, as the always secrecy prone filmmaker hasn't let any details yet slip out about his movie.

Watch: 70-Minute Roundtable With Greta Gerwig, Olivia Wilde, Adele Exarchopoulos & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2013 10:12 AM
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Continuing their run of talking to as many of the folks that matter this awards season (check out the directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers and actress roundtables), THR has unveiled yet another lengthy talk, this time with the breakthrough performers of the year.

Kate Mara & David Oyelowo Are 'Captive'; Jim Sturgess & Anthony Hopkins Drink Up 'Heineken' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2013 10:36 AM
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wo rising young stars are getting the chance to shine in lead roles, by starring in a true life thriller. Kate Mara ("House Of Cards") and David Oyelowo ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes") will feature in "Captive," for helmer Jerry Jameson.

J.J. Abrams Aims To Make "Emotional And Authentic" 'Star Wars 7,' More Names Linked To Sequel

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 20, 2013 9:01 AM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'
With over two years to go until its rumored release date, it’s time for another check-in with Disney’s plan for world domination, “Star Wars: Episode 7.” EW caught up with the man of mystery himself, J.J. Abrams, for a couple of questions and there’s another casting rumor floating around.

'The Butler' & 'Red Tails' Star David Oyelowo Joins Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2013 5:39 PM
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It looks like the birthday boy isn't taking a moment to rest. Celebrating his 43rd birthday, Christopher Nolan will have to blow out the candles a little later, because right now he's continuing to add names to his already massive cast for "Interstellar."

Ava DuVernay To Direct Former Lee Daniels' Martin Luther King Movie 'Selma,' David Oyelowo Still Attached In Lead Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2013 4:30 PM
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With Lee Daniels tackling a large swath of American history and racial politics in one fell swoop with this upcoming "The Butler"-or-insert-new-title-here, perhaps he already scratched his Civil Rights itch. In fact, back in 2010, he had already said he wasn't keen on doing two movies about the same subject back-to-back. If you remember, he was once slated to direct the Martin Luther King drama "Selma," and it was oh so promising. Had it come together the historical drama would've looked something like this: David Oyelowo playing Martin Luther King, Hugh Jackman signed up as Sheriff Jim Clark, Liam Neeson portraying Lyndon Johnson; Robert De Niro attached to star as racist governor George Wallace; Cedric The Entertainer was set to play minister and activist Ralph Abernathy while Lenny Kravitz was also on board as activist Andrew Young. Well, financing didn't arrive and it all fell apart but the project is now mounting again with a new face leading the way.

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