7 items from 2017
Author: Zehra Phelan
After the 2009 Biggie Smalls biopic, Notorious was released, chatter started making the rounds that a biopic on his once good friend turned bitter enemy, Tupac Shakur, should quickly follow. However, it wasn’t until 2011 an announcement was made that the film was in the pipeline.
After a number of years trying to get the project off the ground the film on the life and death of one of Hip Hop’s iconic legends is finally set for a release on June 30th this year. Playing Tupac is newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr., reprising his role from Notorious as Biggie Smalls is Jamal Woolard both will be joined by Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) Jada Pinkett, Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Leila Steinberg, Hill Harper (Limitless) and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Afeni Shakur and has Benny Boon taking the helm. »
- Zehra Phelan
Celebrated as a rapper, actor, poet and activist, Tupac Shakur was a hugely influential figure in the world of rap and hip-hop right up until the moment when he was killed in a drive-by shooting at 25 years young. That was in ’96, and the ensuing murder investigation that spawned over both Tupac and Christopher Wallace’s (The Notorious B.I.G.) deaths will fuel both LAbyrinth and Unsolved, USA’s crime pilot headed up by Josh Duhamel (Transformers: The Last Knight) and Bokeem Woodbine.
But there’s another project concerning 2Pac on the way, and its name is All Eyez On Me. Truth be told, Lionsgate’s rap biopic has been languishing in development for years, but we finally have word of a release date: June 16th, and the gripping first trailer has arrived to prove it. In it, we see Demetrius Shipp Jr. take on the role of the visionary artist, flanked by Kat Graham, »
- Michael Briers
There's no need to be worried that the Homeland TV show will be cancelled by Showtime this time around. The cable channel has already renewed Homeland for season seven and season eight. Were the execs premature in renewing the series so far in advance? Will Homeland continue to draw viewers? Stay tuned.On Homeland, former CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) was one of the best in her field, despite being bipolar. Season six picks up several months after the end of season five and we find that Carrie's now living in Brooklyn and working for a foundation that helps Muslims who have been mistreated by domestic law enforcement. The rest of the cast includes Rupert Friend, Elizabeth Marvel, F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin. Expected to recur this season are Sebastian Koch, Maury Sterling, Hill Harper, Patrick Sabongui, Robert Knepper, and Dominic Fumusa.Read More… »
CSI: NY alum Hill Harper and Irene Keng (Grey’s Anatomy) have been cast as series regulars in The Good Doctor, ABC's medical drama pilot from House creator David Shore and Hawaii Five-0 co-star Daniel Dae Kim. Written by Shore based on a South Korean format and directed by Seth Gordon, The Good Doctor centers on Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a brilliant young surgeon with autism who is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit at the prestigious San Jose St… »
A new trailer for the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me has just debuted online. The upcoming film from Summit Entertainment, Morgan Creek and Code Black Films debuts in cinemas later this year.
The biopic follows rapper Tupac Shakur’s career, including his time at Death Row Records and his involvement in the rivalry between East coast and West coast rappers, culminating in his murder in 1996.
Watch the new trailer below.
- Paul Heath
Hln’s new true crime show, “How It Really Happened with Hill Harper,” digs deeply into notorious cases and celebrity mysteries — so much so that its host had to choose his words very carefully during a recent interview with TheWrap for fear of legal repercussions. “I don’t want to potentially jeopardize the episode from being aired from a lawsuit perspective,” Harper told TheWrap from the set of Showtime’s “Homeland,” in which he has a prominent role in the current season. “There are new theories presented that some people, I think on the legal side , were nervous about.” The series, »
- Brian Flood
He’s not the only one who’ll cross paths with her over the course of this taut hour (written by Chip Johannessen, and directed by Keith Gordon). By episode’s end, her relationship with the other man in her life she once loved, Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), will also be forever changed.
Let’s start with Saul. Their ever-complicated bond has had its ups and downs, to be sure — but when they’re first reunited here, they’re cautiously friendly. Past grudges seem to have been put aside as they greet each other in Carrie’s law office, where Saul has arrived for a surprise visit »
- Debra Birnbaum
7 items from 2017
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