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Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Black Nativity' Starring Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 1, 2013 3:41 PM
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 BLACK NATIVITY, Mary J. Blige
With films generally aimed at the smart indie crowd - "Trance," "Stoker," "The Way Way Back," "The East" are just a few released in 2013 -- it's easy to box in Fox Searchlight as mini major film studio aimed 20-something white college kids with disposable income but the studio is actually branching out this year. The romantic comedy "Baggage Claim" starring Paula Patton will be the first African-American-aimed release of the year for the studio in September and arriving two months later will be the musical drama, "Black Nativity."

Zoe Saldana Takes The Lead In Nina Simone Biopic 'Nina'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2012 10:39 PM
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The seemingly forever-developing Nina Simone biopic is still moving, though it has been quite a while since there was been any substantial news. Way back in 2010, Mary J. Blige signed on for the lead with David Oyelowo to co-star, but very little happened since, and as with most projects involving musicians and estates, we figured various entanglements were holding it up. Well, whatever has been going on, it seems there is some movement.

Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige & Julianne Hough Join 'Rock Of Ages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2011 6:20 AM
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While audiences this weekend didn't seem too eager to travel back to the 1980s as "Take Me Home Tonight" scrapes the bottom of the top ten, Hollywood is going to take another swing at the decade with a big musical; three more names have come aboard "Rock Of Ages," joining Tom Cruise.

Mary J. Blige In Talks To Join 'Rock Of Ages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2010 5:09 AM
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Tom Cruise Apparently Still In Talks TooMary J. Blige is the latest name to join the ranks of folks mentioned in the seemingly forever developing big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Rock Of Ages."

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