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Chloë Moretz Rides 'The 5th Wave,' 'Short Term 12' Star Keith Stanfield Joins MLK Drama 'Selma' & More

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • April 15, 2014 4:11 PM
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Helen Mirren is circling “Trumbo,” a biopic about blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Bryan Cranston is already attached to star as Trumbo, one of the greatest screenwriters of the 20th century, whose career abruptly ended when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during their investigation into Hollywood’s communist ties.

'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Joins 'Triple Nine'; Joe Manganiello Heads To 'Tumbledown' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 31, 2014 5:37 PM
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Norman Reedus,Walking Dead
John Hillcoat always nabs great casts. “Lawless” had Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, I’m Not Famous Anymore, and many others. And now Deadline reports that “Walking Dead” dirtbag Norman Reedus has joined the cast of his latest, the contemporary cop thriller “Triple Nine.” This spectacular cast already includes Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Kate Winslet and Gal Gadot. Damyo. Nick Cave will likely write the score again.

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.

David Oyelowo Says Lee Daniels' Aborted 'Selma' Is Still Happening

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 12, 2012 10:59 AM
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With roles in "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" and "The Help" last year, David Oyelowo has maintained a high level of visibility, and that's bound to continue into 2012 as he re-surfaces in next weekend's "Red Tails," "The Paperboy" and "Lincoln," with the Tom Cruise vehicle "One Shot," already slated for 2013. But his star would have rocketed to a distinctly different level had shooting not been scuttled on "Selma," Lee Daniels' ("Precious") planned film about the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march. Oyelowo was set to star as Martin Luther King Jr. in a cast that would have included Robert DeNiro, Hugh Jackman and Liam Neeson.

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