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6 items from 2015

Chiké Okonkwo Joins Ensemble Cast Of ‘The Birth Of A Nation’

14 July 2015 6:51 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Chiké Okonkwo (Banshee, BBC's Paradox) has been cast in Nate Parker’s The Birth of A Nation. He joins an ensemble that includes Jackie Earle Haley, Armie Hammer, Colman Domingo, Penelope Ann Miller and Mark Boone Junior in the historical drama based on the true story of the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner. Okonkwo plays a brutalized slave who becomes a freedom fighter and ally to Turner (Parker) during the rebellion. Prompted by religious visions, Turner… »

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Park Bench: Watch Steve Buscemi Get Robbed by Mark Boone Junior

1 July 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In case you didn't know, Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) has been starring in an Emmy-nominated AOL (!) web series where he interviews other celebrities on a park bench, called (yep) Park Bench. Like Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Buscemi talks to his friends about New York, along with everything else. And speaking of comedians and New York, this first clip from a bonus episode of the show below feels very reminiscent of Louie, as it's shot like a silent film (where Buscemi is getting casually robbed by Mark Boone Junior), but with a twist at the end: [complextv contentid="d0cnB5dTo4vyk1hNaV5WQFuz0R3wz9_Q" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] - In this second clip from this week's other new episode, Buscemi talks about his time with Boone, David Johansen talks about New York Dolls, and the Main Squeeze Orchestra mixes it up with Buster Poindexter. You can check out the full clip here: [complextv contentid="lrb3B5dTrT9RKopRw7kb1RboTtkZlpg1" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] - Here's a little more about the show, »

- Allison Keene

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Week in Review: Rick Baker announces his retirement

29 May 2015 8:22 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Special effects legend Rick Baker formally announced his retirement this week. Baker cited a “cheap and fast” philosophy in the movie industry that was at odds with his desire to ensure things got done right as the catalyst for his retirement. Baker’s work stretches across several prominent films, from An American Werewolf in London to Videodrome to The Rocketeer to Ed Wood to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Tropic Thunder. Baker also worked on the Men in Black films and Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller” music video. The 2014 feature Maleficent will now stand as his last work.

Baker will, however, be auctioning off his famous work via The Prop Store, beginning today.

Jessica Chastain and Amy Schumer are poised to work together on a new comedy. The Tracking Board has reported that Chastain, known mostly for her dramatic work in features such as The Tree of Life and Zero Dark Thirty, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Jackie Earle Haley Joins Birth Of A Nation

27 May 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

First announced last year with Nate Parker and Armie Hammer heading the cast, Birth Of A Nation has added two more to its roster. Jackie Earle Haley and Sons Of Anarchy's Mark Boone Jr. have both signed up for the film, which Parker has also written and is directing.Birth Of A Nation is, for obvious reasons, not a remake of the notorious D.W. Griffith film - although that title is clearly no accident. Rather, it's the story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831 and the events that made him one of the most controversial figures in America in the years leading up to the Civil War."It isn’t a story about a black guy that killed white people," says Parker. "This is a story about an American hero that fought for ideals that America was supposed to be built on: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, »

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Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior Join ‘Birth of a Nation’

27 May 2015 3:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jackie Earle Haley and Mark Boone Junior (“Sons of Anarchy”) will star in Nate Parker’s historical drama “The Birth of a Nation,” based on the story of the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.

The film was first announced in November with Armie Hammer and Parker starring, with Parker also producing and directing from his own script. Shooting will begin soon in Savannah, Ga.

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.

Haley will portray a slave patrol captain who takes pride in controlling the movements of the county’s slaves. Boone Jr. will play a crafty preacher.

Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Colman Domingo, Dwight Henry, Roger Guenveur Smith and Gabrielle Union are also starring. »

- Dave McNary

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Marilyn Manson to Portray Hitman in Indie Crime Film

17 April 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Marilyn Manson's acting career have so far seen the shock rocker appear as a roller rink attendee (Eastbound & Down), a porn star (Lost Highway) and a white supremacist (Sons of Anarchy). Next up for The Pale Emperor singer: A hitman. Manson has been cast as a calculating contract killer named "Pope" in Let Me Make You a Martyr, an indie crime drama currently filming in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

According to Tulsa World, Let Me Make You a Martyr is about a pair of adopted siblings who fall in love and »

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