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'Richard Pryor' Biopic Begins Shooting in Spring 2016

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After years of starts and stops, director Lee Daniels has finally gotten the green light on his biopic, Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? The main cast has been confirmed, with previously announced actors Mike Epps, Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson still attached. New to the cast is Oprah Winfrey, who has long been attached as a producer. The movie will shoot in March, after Lee Daniels has wrapped on Empire Season 2. The Weinstein Company is producing.

Mike Epps is officially locked to headline Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?, starring as the iconic comedian. Eddie Murphy is playing Richard's father Leroy 'Buck' Pryor. Kate Hudson is starring as Richard's widow Jennifer Lee Pryor. Oprah Winfrey is set to play Pryor's grandmother, who is infamous for running a brothel while raising Richard.

Lee Daniels worked with both Oprah Winfrey and The Weinstein Company on his blockbuster smash Lee Daniels' the Butler, »

- MovieWeb

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In Real World, 'Compton' Not (Anytime Soon) to Break Record as Highest-Grossing Domestic Hit Directed by Black Filmmaker

13 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Straight Outta Compton' poster. Weekend box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' to beat weak competitors, but still far from being top blockbuster directed by black filmmaker If you thought last weekend was bad at the U.S. and Canada box office, you should see what's in store for this weekend, Aug. 28-30, '15. For starters, only one movie, F. Gary Gray's sleeper hit Straight Outta Compton, is expected to earn more than $10 million. The rest – and that includes Zac Efron, Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, and the Power of (Christian) Prayer – will perform quite powerlessly indeed. In case Straight Outta Compton reaches the box office gurus' estimated $15 million, it will get close to the $140 million mark. Bear in mind there's no guarantee that will happen; despite basically no competition, the drop-off rate of Gray's hip hopping film was steeper than expected last weekend. Now, some have reported that the N.W.A. biopic »

- Zac Gille

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Open Road's 2016 Slate Goes to Amazon Prime

21 August 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Amazon Prime and Open Road Films have signed a multi-year content licensing agreement. Prime will be the exclusive non-cable premium subscription home for Open Road Films’ theatrical releases, beginning with their 2016 theatrical slate.  Starting in 2017, Prime members will have access to viewing the Open Road slate via the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/Piv. Open Road Films titles coming to Prime before any other non-cable subscription service in the U.S. will include: John Hillcoat's action-thriller "Triple 9," starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jr., Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, and Gal GadotMichael Tiddes' comedy "Fifty Shades of Black," starring co-writer Marlon Wayans Garry Marshall's romantic-comedy "Mother’s Day," starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Jason SudeikisAction-thriller »

- Anne Thompson

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Amazon Strikes Open Road Films Exclusive Streaming Pact

21 August 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon.com reached a multiyear content-licensing agreement with midsize film distributor Open Road Films giving the e-commerce giant’s Prime Instant Video exclusive streaming rights to Open Road’s theatrical releases starting with its 2016 slate.

The deal, though relatively small, is another victory for Amazon in its fight with Netflix for exclusive content. The Open Road titles will launch on Prime Instant Video starting in 2017, available to Amazon Prime members.

Open Road titles coming to Prime ahead of any other non-cable U.S. subscription service will include comedy “Fifty Shades of Black,” starring Marlon Wayans; action-thriller “Triple 9,” with an ensemble cast featuring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel EjioforWoody HarrelsonAaron Paul, Kate Winslet and Gal Gadot; and Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy “Mother’s Day,” starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.

Other 2016 Open Road releases are action-thriller “Sleepless Night,” starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Gabrielle Union, »

- Todd Spangler

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Amazon Prime Announces Collaboration with Open Road Films

21 August 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: 2015 Amazon Pilots 'Sneaky Pete' and 'Casanova' Ranked Worst to Best (Aka, First and Last) Amazon Prime has announced a collaboration with U.S. film distribution company Open Road Films. Beginning with their 2016 film slate, Open Road Films will make Amazon Prime the exclusive non-cable premium subscription home for their theatrical releases. Prime members will be able to access these films through the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, as well as online at Amazon.com/Piv starting in 2017. Watching these films will be included in the price of membership at no additional cost. Some Open Road Films titles that will hit Prime include the Marlon Wayans comedy "Fifty Shades of Black," the Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy "Mother's Day," the Jamie Foxx thriller "Sleepless Night" and the Miles Teller drama "Bleed For This." Read More: Open Road Films Acquires »

- Kaeli Van Cott

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’50 Shades Of Black’ Starts Shooting; iQiYi To Distribute ‘Talking To Hollywood With Betty Zhou’- Global Briefs

14 August 2015 3:40 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Stuart Ford’s Im Global has started production on Marlon Wayans’ spoof 50 Shades Of Black. The film is financed by Im Global's Octane division. Wayans, who stars as mysterious entrepreneur Christian Black, is a producer and writer on the project, alongside regular partner Rick Alvarez. Mike Tiddes is directing, and Ford exec produces along with Im Global’s Matt Jackson, Glendon Palmer, and Paddy Cullen. Open Road, which released Wayans’ two A Haunted House films, will… »

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’50 Shades Of Black’ Starts Shooting; iQiYi To Distribute ‘Talking To Hollywood With Betty Zhou’- Global Briefs

14 August 2015 3:40 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Stuart Ford’s Im Global has started production on Marlon Wayans’ spoof 50 Shades Of Black. The film is financed by Im Global's Octane division. Wayans, who stars as mysterious entrepreneur Christian Black, is a producer and writer on the project, alongside regular partner Rick Alvarez. Mike Tiddes is directing, and Ford exec produces along with Im Global’s Matt Jackson, Glendon Palmer, and Paddy Cullen. Open Road, which released Wayans’ two A Haunted House films, will… »

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Mike Epps, Kali Hawk, Jane Seymour, Affion Crockett and Fred Willard Join Marlon Wayans in 'Fifty Shades of Black'

12 August 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

After spoofing the found footage horror movie with his "Haunted House" pair of films, Marlon Wayans now plans to do the same with erotic romance drama, with "Fifty Shades of Black" (you just had to know he'd use that as the title). Details on plot aren't public, although, really, it's a spoof of an existing movie, so anything probably goes. But Wayans doesn't necessarily like the term "spoof," as he shares in the video interview below with Comedy Hype. It's more of a humorous homage to the original film, which he hopes both fans of his, as well as fans of "50 Shades of Grey" will appreciate. Announced today, joining Wayans in front of the »

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Kali Hawk, Mike Epps Join Marlon Wayans in ‘Fifty Shades of Black’ Spoof

11 August 2015 6:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Epps, Kali Hawk, Jane Seymour, Affion Crockett and Fred Willard have joined Marlon Wayans in Im Global’s spoof “Fifty Shades of Black” with filming starting in Los Angeles.

The film is financed by Im Global’s Octane division. Wayans, who stars as mysterious entrepreneur Christian Black, is a producer and writer of the film alongside regular writing and producing partner Rick Alvarez.

Mike Tiddes is directing, and Im Global CEO Stuart Ford is executive producing along with President of Production Matt Jackson, Senior VP of Production Glendon Palmer and Paddy Cullen. Open Road, which  distributed both of Wayans’ “A Haunted House” spoofs, has set a Jan. 29 release for the U.S.

Hawk (“Bridesmaids”) portrays the young woman drawn to Christian Black.

Im Global launched “Fifty Shades of Black” after Universal’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” took in $570 million at the worldwide box office.

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- Dave McNary

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Production begins on 'Fifty Shades Of Black'

10 August 2015 8:38 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Marlon Wayans’ spoof has started shooting in Los Angeles, financier and international sales agent Im Global announced on Tuesday.

Wayans stars alongside Kali Hawk, Affion Crockett, Mike Epps, Jane Seymour, Florence Henderson and Fred Willard.

Open Road will distribute in the Us on January 29 2016. The distributor previously partnered with Wayans and Im Global on the A Haunted House series.

Im Global’s Octane division finances Fifty Shades Of Black, about a mysterious entrepreneur and his love interest.

Wayans is producer and writer on the project, alongside regular writing and producing partner Rick Alvarez.

Mike Tiddes directs and Im Global CEO Stuart Ford serves as executive producer with Im Global president of production Matt Jackson, svp of production Glendon Palmer and Paddy Cullen.  »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Meet the Top 36 Acts of 'America's Got Talent' Season 10

10 August 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Meet the Top 36 acts competing on America's Got Talent season 10.

After auditioning in front of Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel, and surviving the new Judge Cuts round with guest judges Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Buble, Marlon Wayans and Piers Morgan, only 36 acts remain on America's Got Talent season 10. Now, America has a chance to vote on these performers as the live shows begin. At the end of the season, one act will win the $1 million grand prize. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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Bob Hoskins' Wolverine, Will Smith's Superman and the other superhero films that might have been

9 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Over the last week, it looked like the Lynchian fever dream of a Gambit film might not come to pass, with star (and producer) Channing Tatum apparently on the brink of exiting the X-Men spinoff.

It turns out Tatum is still on board, but the incident got us thinking of some other superhero castings that nearly were but never will be:

(Nb Please take it as read that Jude Law was considered for all of these roles.)

Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has become so synonymous with the iconic X-Man that it's strange to think of anyone else taking on the role (even if they inevitably will). But before he had been cast, Russell Crowe was considered to play the angry Canadian mutant, and is credited with directing Bryan Singer's attention towards his fellow Aussie.

A-list hopeful Dougray Scott came even closer, and was actually cast in the role before shooting on Mission: Impossible 2 overran, »

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America’s Got Talent results and recap - Final 2015 judges cuts, elimination tonight

4 August 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

America’s Got Talent on NBC is on tonight (August 4, 2015) with the fourth and final episode of the judges cuts. Mel B. invites former judge Piers Morgan to Agt 2015 tonight and he is given the golden buzzer like past guest judges (Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Buble, Marlon Wayans). The golden buzzer allows an act to travel straight to Radio City Music Hall. Piers Morgan joins Mel B., Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and host Nick Cannon for tonight's show. Stay tuned for tonights winners as they will round out the top 36 and compete for viewer’s votes in the live rounds starting next week. Tonight's results and recap - The following acts competed tonight: Aaron Smyth, Ballet Dancer Alex Boyé, Singer Alicia Michilli, Singer Derek Hughes, Magician/Comedian Duo Vladimir, Hand Balancer Duo Duo Volta, Trapeze Duo Duwende, A Cappella Group Gary Vider, Stand-up Comedian Jamie Costa, Impressionist Kacey Jones, »

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A Dungeons & Dragons movie reboot is officially moving forward as rights issues are settled

3 August 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The long-delayed Dungeons & Dragons movie reboot is finally moving ahead now that rights issues have been resolved.

An announcement of a new film based on the role-playing game coincides with Sweetpea Entertainment and Hasbro resolving their dispute over sequel rights.

Warner Bros executive Greg Silverman said today (August 3): "We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen.

"This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings.

"D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property."

A screenplay for the movie reboot has been penned by David Leslie Johnson, the writer behind Wrath of the Titans and Red Riding Hood.

New Line Cinema previously brought Dungeons & Dragons to the big screen for an action-adventure epic starring Marlon Wayans, »

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'America's Got Talent' Recap: Is the Best Act of the Night Eliminated During Judge Cuts?

28 July 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

We're halfway through the brand-new Judge Cuts round on America's Got Talent's 10th anniversary season, a format that I find a welcome change from the usual rapid-fire Judgment Week. And thankfully so far, the panel has gotten it mostly right.

With multifaceted entertainer extraordinaire and Nick Cannon look-alike Marlon Wayans joining the crew, let's hope that trend continues. The White Chicks star is the guest of Howie Mandel, who promises that Heidi Klum will snuggle, though Marlon would prefer Mel B. The Spice Girl agrees to a little cuddle, but only if she can be the big spoon.

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America's Got Talent 2015, Tonight's recap and results - Judges cuts

28 July 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Check out the America's Got Talent 2015 results below for the  Judges Cuts week 3. America’s Got Talent is on NBC tonight (July 28th, 2015) and the judges will continue make cuts for the third straight week. Guest judge and actor/comedian Marlon Wayans will join the regular judges who are Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B., and Howard Stern. Like past guest judges (Neil Patrick Harris and Michael Buble), Marlon Wayans will be given the golden buzzer to send an act through right away. Wayans is confident at his ability to judge talent - he says his golden buzzer pick will win in Radio City Music Hall. Check below for live results to find out who that will be and to see who is eliminated. Tonight's recap and results: Updated soon. The first result tonight - Paul Zerdin wins the golden buzzer! Final Results The seven acts going through to Radio »

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‘Black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson Set To Host MTV Africa Music Awards

13 July 2015 4:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony Anderson, who won an NAACP Image Award this year for his starring role on ABC’s “Black-ish,” will host the fifth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards on July 18 in Durban, in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Mamas, as the awards are known, were revived last year after a three-year hiatus and aired live in 48 countries, including for the first time across sub-Saharan Africa on multiplatform network MTV Base. They also trended globally, including in the U.S., on Twitter.

Anderson, who besides starring in “Black-ish” is the show’s executive producer, and also hosts Food Network’s “Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson,” enthused about the gig in a statement.

“I’m so looking forward to my first trip to Durban and KwaZulu-Natal and honored to be hosting Mama 2015 on Nelson Mandela’s birthday – it’s going to be awesome!,” he said.

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- Nick Vivarelli

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NBC Renews 'I Can Do That!' for Second Season

2 July 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is ready to do that again. The network has renewed the freshmen variety show I Can Do That! for a second season, it announced Thursday. The series, which features six entertainers training and competing to show off old and new talents, will return for eight episodes. The celebrity roster for season one included Cheryl Burke, Joe Jonas, Ciara, Jeff Dye, Alan Ritchson and Nicole Scherzinger, who won the first season of the competition. Marlon Wayans hosted. I Can Do That!, which premiered in May, has been a steady performer for NBC, averaging a 1.7 live-plus-3 rating

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- Kate Stanhope

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NBC Renews ‘I Can Do That’ for Season Two

2 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has renewed summer reality series “I Can Do That” for a second season.

The Universal TV series challenges celebrities to work with coaches to learn new acts to be performed in front of an audience. The final winner is determined not by eliminations but at the end of the season by audience votes. It’s based on an Israeli property produced by Armoza Formats that has been exported to date to 15 territories including Brazil, Spain, Finland and Mexico.

NBC has ordered eight episodes for season two, up from six for the cycle that ended Wednesday night.

“This series thrust our celebrities out of their comfort zones and into exciting, unpredictable situations and they rose to the occasion each week,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and latenight programming.

I Can Do That,” hosted by Marlon Wayans, bowed May 26 to respectable ratings airing in tandem with NBC’s »

- Cynthia Littleton

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"White Chicks 2" Could Be A Reality

30 June 2015 10:50 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Crowdsourcing and social media has become a powerful force for good in this world. At times though, it can be used as a delivery system to spread or even incite great evil.

You can debate what happened this week on that front following an Instagram post by Marlon Wayans the other day basically asked for a bunch of votes to gauge if there was any interest in a sequel to the 2004 comedy "White Chicks". The post is as follows:

Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie

A photo posted by Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:39am Pdt

Wayans has been trying to generate interest in a follow-up for some time, and here sought 300,000 likes to see if there was interest if he and brother Shawn Wayans were to make this their next film.

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- Garth Franklin

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