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Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of Open Road Films' thriller, which stars Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan, and is titled "Sleepless Night," to be directed by Swiss filmmaker Baran Bo Odar. The project, which is a remake of the 2011 French film "Nuit Blanche," directed by Frédéric Jardin, centers on a character named Vincent Downs (played by Jamie Foxx), described as a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop, who races to save his son's life, when gangsters kidnap him for a shipment of cocaine Downs stole from them, all while Internal Affairs is investigating him. Monaghan plays an officer Jennifer Bryant, who is an Internal Affairs »
- Tambay A. Obenson
We learned in February that Jamie Foxx had taken the lead role in a new thriller called Sleepless Night. Gabrielle Union has now joined him in the film. Swiss director Baran bo Odar is aboard to make the movie, with Andrea Berloff adapting the 2011 French thriller Nuit Blanche for American audiences. Foxx is set to play a cop with connections to the criminal underworld that finds his family – specifically his son – in danger when he double-crosses some very bad people. The title refers to him scouring a nightclub and, presumably some of a city, to find his kidnapped child. Union is set as his ex-wife, who will have to help him if they’re to save the boy from the gangsters’ clutches. It’s not her only film scheduled for this year: the actress has also landed a main role in Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s film Keanu. The »
Fresh off a well-received turn opposite Chris Rock in “Top Five,” Gabrielle Union is in negotiations to join Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in New Line’s comedy “Keanu,” TheWrap has learned. Peter Atencio is directing from a script that Peele wrote with Alex Rubens. The story follows a group of friends who must pose as drug dealers in order to retrieve a stolen cat. Union will play Key’s wife. Also Read: 'Key and Peele' Escape Racist Police, 'White Bitches' in Hilarious 'Negrotown' (Video) Method Man will co-star in the movie, which Key and Peele are producing with Peter Principato, »
- Jeff Sneider
Who knew? The first African American to appear on television was famed Olympian Jesse Owens, who was featured on an experimental NBC broadcast in 1936.
This little-know fact and many others were shared Wednesday night at the Paley Center for Media’s tribute to African-American achievements in television. The gathering at Cipriani Wall Street was emotional and educational for many in attendance.
Oprah Winfrey was host for the evening which included special tributes to Cicely Tyson and Bet Networks, which is marking its 35th anniversary this year. The presentation offered a look at black achievements in a range of sectors, from news and sports to variety shows, drama and comedy.
Tyson, it was noted, was the first black actress to wear her hair naturally on a primetime series when she was a regular on CBS’ “Eastside, Westside” in the early 1960s.
“We’re not there yet,” Tyson told the crowd regarding equality on screen, »
- Cynthia Littleton
The actor and comedian takes the lead as Andre Allen, a stand-up comic and recovering alcoholic who's desperate to be taken seriously in the shallow world of Hollywood while becoming submerged within a celebrity-obsessed culture.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Chris reveals he's currently writing a script for his next movie. It's not, as previously reported, a sequel to Top Five, but will have a similar tone and some of the same cast.
Chris talks about Jay Z and Kanye West's involvement as co-producers, and how there's perhaps a "dash of Kardashian" in Gabrielle Union's reality TV star Erica Long. He also responds to Woody Allen comparisons, and tells us who us his top five stand-up comedians of all time are:
How much of your own personal experiences did you carry into Top Five? »
Even the Farrelly brothers, in their heyday, would have shied away from some of the bad sex gross-out gags that Chris Rock serves up in Top Five. He writes, directs and stars in a fitfully hilarious portrait of an A-List comedian at a personal crossroads, though the central romance with Rosario Dawson doesn't quite hit the same dizzy heights as the stand-up material which obviously inspired the film.
Rock calls his character Andre Allen, maybe a vague reference to Woody Allen as the action opens and unfolds on the streets of New York where he gasbags on wide-ranging matters with Dawson's savvy New York Times journalist Chelsea Brown. Behind the camera, too, Rock is quite inventive, jumping back and forth, in and out of conversations, to create a »
A trip up the red carpet is even more fun with a partner in glamour, especially when you're climbing the iconic steps at the Met Gala. On Monday, some of our favorite celebrity couples dressed to the nines for the big event. We saw frame-worthy moments from the likes of Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, George and Amal Clooney, and more hot duos. Read on for their best pictures, then be sure to check out all the stars at the famed event! »
Gwyneth Paltrow silver dress on the Oscars' Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow at the Academy Awards Donning a shining silver dress, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Paltrow's latest movie, Country Strong, was up for a Best Song Oscar. It lost to the Toy Story 3 ditty "We Belong Together," by Randy Newman. More than a decade ago, Gwyneth Paltrow took home the Best Actress Oscar for John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998), a romantic comedy-drama also featuring Joseph Fiennes (as William Shakespeare), Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and this year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Paltrow's (moderately) gender-bending Shakespeare in Love heroine remains her only Oscar-nominated performance to date. Directed by Shana Feste, Country Strong fared decently at the U.S. box office, but not as well as some had expected. Besides Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast includes »
- D. Zhea
‘Union is a classic Cool Girl, the type that appeals to men and women: she’s fun and sporty, and beautiful in that girl-next-door way; she also looks like she means business’
1999 was a magical year for teen movies: it was when 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s All That were released. These two films have one actor in common, Gabrielle Union, and she fills her second-fiddle position with aplomb. Her screen time is limited to serving the arcs of the main players (Julia Stiles, Rachael Leigh Cook), but you still notice her: as Chastity in 10 Things, she asks the great question, “Can you ever just be whelmed?”. She was 26 at the time, playing 17.
- Bim Adewunmi
Gabrielle Union has revealed one best-kept secret to a successful relationship: Separate bathrooms. Speaking in an interview on The Meredith Vieira Show on Friday, the Being Mary Jane star, was all about the toilet talk. She said she and husband Dwyane Wade "are no longer sharing" one. "I think it's the best thing that's happened to our relationship," she joked. And according to Wade, maybe there's a good reason for it... Union also said that she and her NBA star hubby also do not use ordinary, manual toilets at home (what are they, peasants?)—theirs have motorized seats that move up and down automatically. She also revealed that Wade had a urinal »
Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Colman Domingo, Dwight Henry, Roger Guenveur Smith and Gabrielle Union have joined the cast of The Birth Of A Nation, a biopic of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner. Nate Parker wrote and directed the film and stars as Turner, who led a bloody rebellion in 1831 and went down in history as one of the most controversial American figures preceding the Civil War. Armie Hammer also stars. Production will begin in mid-May in Savannah, Ga Ryan G… »
Bold will fully finance Shot Caller, about an ex-con coerced by his gang into pulling off a major crime with a rival southern California gang.
Wme and Miles Mogulescu handled the negotiations for Bold.
“Ric Roman Waugh is an extremely gifted, rising film-maker and we are delighted to make this edgy, elevated crime thriller with him,” said Bold owner Litvak.
“Shot Caller fits right into the Bold brand and we are excited to work with Participant,” added Walters.
Nate Parker is preparing to shoot The Birth Of A Nation in mid-May in Savannah, Georgia. The project stars Parker, Armie Hammer and Gabrielle Union among others and tells the true story of Nat Turner, who in 1831 led »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
New cast members include Aunjanue Ellis (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Colman Domingo (“Selma”), Dwight Henry (“12 Years a Slave”), Roger Guenveur Smith (“Empire State”) and Gabrielle Union (“Think Like a Man Too”).
Prompted by religious visions, Turner and a band of about 70 rebel slaves killed between 55 and 65 people in Virginia — the most ever killed in a slave uprising. The rebellion was stopped after two days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than two months.
“I couldn’t be more honored to tell the story of one of America’s greatest heroes, »
- Dave McNary
If you are of a certain age (and Thn is definitely of a certain age), five years before teen movie history was made by Mean Girls, a geeky girl’s transformation from ugly to beautiful in ninety minutes was the video you watched at every sleepover possible. Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.) was the ultimate big screen heartthrob – he was the most popular boy in school And he had a thoughtful side to boot, brought out by soon-to-be-beautiful Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook). The storyline had universal appeal, the cast was full of future stars (seriously, check out IMDb for the full list but Paul Walker, Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin, Gabrielle Union…), the soundtrack instantly memorable and the script witty and on point.
Fast forward to 2015 and the death of original filmmaking ideas means that production company Miramax, who released the original in 1999, are teaming up with The »
- Victoria Bull
Company owner Litvak and Rhodes will produce alongside writer-director Ric Roman Waugh and Participant Media’s Jonathan King, who developed the project. Bold’s Gary Michael Walters will serve as executive producer with Participant’s Jeff Skoll.
Bold will fully finance Shot Caller, about an ex-con coerced by his gang into pulling off a major crime with a rival southern California gang. Wme and Miles Mogulescu handled the negotiations for Bold.
“Ric Roman Waugh is an extremely gifted, rising film-maker and we are delighted to make this edgy, elevated crime thriller with him,” said Litvak. “Shot Caller fits right into the Bold brand and we are excited to work with Participant,” added Walters.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
If She's All That was your jam in 1999, you might not be thrilled to hear that a remake is in the works. Miramax is reviving the now-classic teen comedy. Kenny Leon, who is mostly known for TV movies like Lifetime's remake of Steel Magnolias, is attached to direct. Though a cast hasn't been announced, it's probably fair to assume that original stars Rachael Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr. won't return. Paul Walker, Matthew Lillard, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Usher Raymond, Lil' Kim, and Gabrielle Union also starred in the first film. See why this is a classic? Stay tuned for more information. Update: Some outlets are reporting that the remake news is just a rumor. »
Is nothing sacred in Hollywood?! "She's All That" will get the reboot treatment!
According to The Wrap, the remake of the 1999 teen comedy – which originally starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cooke and Paul Walker – will reportedly be directed by Kenny Leon and produced by Spike Lee‘s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee.
The original movie, which grossed just over $100 million worldwide at the box office, also starred Anna Paquin, Usher, Matthew Lillard, Kieran Culkin, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Alexis Arquette and Lil' Kim.
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It's time to party—or get a makeover—like it's 1999! The Weinstein Company and Miramax are developing a remake of She's All That! According to The Wrap, the hit teen comedy, which starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cooke and Paul Walker, will be directed by Spike Lee's wife, Tonya Lewis Lee. She's All That followed Prinze and Walker's characters as they follow through on a bet that Prinze, the high school all-star, can turn any student into a high school prom queen. The remake will follow a similar premise. The original cast included Kevin Pollak, Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Usher Raymond, Lil' Kim, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Kieran Culkin, Elden »
Hit 1999 teen flick "She's All That" is getting a makeover, with reports suggesting that a remake starring a more diverse cast is in the works.
The Tracking Board writes that Miramax and The Weinstein Company are teaming up to remake the property, with director Kenny Leon attached. Leon is also directing NBC's upcoming live staging of "The Wiz," and has helmed several updates on classic films and plays, including the 2012 Lifetime version of "Steel Magnolias."
In addition to Leon, the creative team also reportedly includes Tonya Lewis Lee (wife of Spike Lee), who's producing the project. TheWrap reports that filmmakers are looking to cast more diverse leads this time around.
"She's All That" -- a take on the "Pygmalion" tale that inspired "My Fair Lady" -- starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as a jock who makes a bet that he can turn an ugly duckling (Rachael Leigh Cook) into prom queen. »
- Katie Roberts
The Weinstein Company and Miramax are developing a remake of the 1999 teen comedy She’s All That, which is set to be produced by Spike Lee’s wife Tonya Lewis Lee under her Tonik Productions banner, with Kenny Leon (Steel Magnolias) directing.
Grossing over $100 million upon release, She’s All That followed Freddie Reeves Jr.’s high school jock in his efforts to turn shy girl Rachael Leigh Cooke into the prom queen. Also featuring in the cast were Paul Walker, Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Usher Raymond, Lil’ Kim, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Clea DuVall, Tim Matheson and Alexis Arquette.
Further details are scarce, but it’s said that “the remake will follow a similar premise and is expected to be developed with diverse leads in mind.”
Source: The Tracking Board, The Wrap
- Gary Collinson
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