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Anthony Mackie and Kian Lawley join The Hate U Give

14 September 2017 5:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Anthony Mackie (Detroit) and Kian Lawley (Before I Fall) have signed on to the cast of The Hate U Give, a new drama from Fox 2000, which is based upon Angela Thomas’ bestselling novel.

The film is being directed by George Tillman Jr. (Men Of Honor), and stars Amandla Stenberg stars as Starr Carter, who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.

Also featuring in the cast of The Hate U Give are Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, and Common. Filming is now underway in Atlanta. »

- Gary Collinson

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Film News Roundup: Alec Baldwin to Play John DeLorean in Untitled Documentary (Exclusive)

12 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, Alec Baldwin will portray John DeLorean in an untitled documentary, Anthony Mackie joins “The Hate U Give,” and country music star Trace Adkins comes on board “Motocross.”

Castings

Alec Baldwin has signed on to play John DeLorean in a series of scripted scenes that will be added to Xyz Films’ untitled documentary about Delorean, Variety has learned exclusively.

Supporting roles for the narrative scenes are currently being cast. Baldwin’s hair and makeup team from “Saturday Night Live” have also been enlisted to transform him into Delorean.

The film is directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce. Producers are Tamir Ardon, Xyz Films, and 9.14 Pictures. Ingenious is backing the project. Production is currently under way, with the narrative scenes to be shot shortly.

Sundance Selects is distributing the film domestically. It is scheduled to be released in 2018. The movie will covers the automaker’s rise to stardom and fall from »

- Dave McNary

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Sabrina Carpenter Joins Ya Adaptation 'The Hate U Give' (Exclusive)

24 August 2017 11:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Singer-songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter has been cast in The Hate U Give, Fox 2000's adaptation of the Black Lives Matter Ya novel of the same name.

Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg is starring along with Russell Hornsby and Regina Hall in the adaptation of Angela Thomas' debut novel that George Tillman Jr. will direct.

The story follows a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum, but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she »

- Rebecca Ford

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‘Insecure’ Star Issa Rae Joins Drama ‘The Hate U Give’ (Exclusive)

23 August 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae has joined Fox 2000’s coming-of-age drama “The Hate U Give” opposite Amandla Stenberg, Variety has learned exclusively.

George Tillman Jr. is directing from Audrey Wells’ script, adapted from Angela Thomas’ debut novel of the same name.

Additional cast members include Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, and Common. Rae will play April, the activist that helps Stenberg’s character find her voice and speak up.

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Stenberg plays a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken area, but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she’s torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

The film’s rights to “The Hate U Give” were picked up by Fox 2000, Temple Hill, and »

- Dave McNary

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Film News Roundup: Michael Watson Boxing Drama Casts Louis Cordice, Jared Harris (Exclusive)

22 August 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, boxing drama “Michael” gets its leads, Common joins ‘The Hate U Give,”  3D documentary “Cuba” gets a release date and the Austin Film Festival unveils its first wave of titles.

Castings

Louis Cordice and Jared Harris have joined the cast of Magnificent Films’ upcoming boxing drama “Michael,” based on the story of Michael Watson, Variety has learned exclusively.

Cordice, who appeared in the final three “Harry Potter” movies, will be playing the title character and Harris will portray neurosurgeon Peter Hamlyn. Watson suffered a near-fatal injury during a loss to Chris Eubank for the World Boxing Organization super-middleweight title in 1991.

The film will also highlight the changes that resulted in ringside medical care as a result of Watson’s injuries, his court battle with the British Board of Boxing Control, his triumph over adversity, and journey to run the London Marathon.

Harris recently received a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of »

- Dave McNary

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Common Joins Amandla Stenberg in Ya Adaptation 'The Hate U Give' (Exclusive)

21 August 2017 5:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Common, who is up for an Emmy for his musical work on Ava DuVernay’s 13th, has joined Amandla Stenberg in The Hate U Give, Fox 2000's adaptation of the Black Lives Matter Ya novel of the same name.

George Tillman Jr. is directing the big-screen translation of Angela Thomas' debut novel that is due to begin shooting in Atlanta starting in September.

Hunger Games actress Stenberg is toplining with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall and Algee Smith on the call sheet

The story follows a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum but now attends a suburban prep »

- Borys Kit

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Ya Adaptation 'The Hate U Give' Adds 'Detroit' Star Algee Smith (Exclusive)

11 August 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Detroit star Algee Smith has joined The Hate U Give, Fox 2000's adaptation of the Black Lives Matter Ya novel of the same name.

Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg is starring along with Russell Hornsby and Regina Hall in the adaptation of Angela Thomas' debut novel that George Tillman Jr. will direct.

The story follows a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum, but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak »

- Rebecca Ford

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Film News Roundup: Demian Bichir Joins ‘Chaos Walking’

3 August 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s roundup, Demian Bichir comes on board “Chaos Walking,” Regina Hall joins “The Hate U Give” and New Line sets up “Pulse.”

Castings

Demian Bichir has joined Lionsgate’s science-fiction adventure “Chaos Walking,” starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.

Doug Liman is directing while Allison Shearmur and Doug Davison are producers. The screenplay will be written by Patrick Ness, Charlie Kaufman and John Lee Hancock.

The film is based on Patrick Ness’s “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go,” a book that was published in 2008 as the first in a trilogy. It’s set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts with Holland’s character playing the only boy in a town of men who’s forced to flee with only his dog.

Bichir will play the father of Holland’s character. Lionsgate has set a March 1, 2019, release date.

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- Dave McNary

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Regina Hall Joins Ya Adaptation 'The Hate U Give' (Exclusive)

3 August 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Girls Trip star Regina Hall has joined The Hate U Give, Fox 2000's adaptation of the Black Lives Matter Ya novel of the same name.

Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg is starring along with Russell Hornsby in the adaptation of Angela Thomas' debut novel that George Tillman Jr. will direct.

The story follows a16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum, but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

Hall will play »

- Rebecca Ford,Borys Kit

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'The Hate U Give' Adds Russell Hornsby, Lamar Johnson (Exclusive)

31 July 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Russell Hornsby and rising star Lamar Johnson have been cast in The Hate U Give, Fox 2000's adaptation of the Black Live Matter Ya novel of the same name.

Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg is starring in the adaptation of Angela Thomas' debut novel that George Tillman Jr. will direct.

Thomas' book follows a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum, but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

Hornsby will »

- Rebecca Ford

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Go Inside Naturi Naughton’s ‘Afro-Centric’ Shower – and Find Out the Sex of Her First Baby!

10 May 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Naturi Naughton is having a girl!

The Power star reveals exclusively to People — alongside a gorgeous set of photos from her Sunday baby shower at The Dazzler Hotel in downtown Brooklyn, New York — that her first child, due to arrive this summer, will be a daughter.

“It’s a girl! My man and I totally predicted a boy at first,” Naughton, 32, tells People. “I was so sure because I am having such an easy and stress-free pregnancy and I had heard all these stories about how girls steal your beauty and make you really sick when pregnant. Well … so not true for me. »

- Melody Chiu and Jen Juneau

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Grimm: EPs Discuss Future Seasons or Spinoffs of the NBC Series

10 April 2017 7:33 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Grimm aired its series finale at the end of March, and recently executive producers David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf spoke with Deadline about a possible future for the NBC TV show.The show follows Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), a homicide detective who fights mythological forces. The cast also includes Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Fences’ Blu-ray Review: Moving Story About An Incredibly Complex Man

2 April 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Fences, which is directed by and stars Denzel Washington, is a drama film based on the Pulitzer-winning play of the same name by August Wilson. The movie also stars Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo and Russell Hornsby. It’s been acclaimed as one of the top ten films of 2016 by the American Film Institute, and received four […]

  Source: uInterview

The post ‘Fences’ Blu-ray Review: Moving Story About An Incredibly Complex Man appeared first on uInterview. »

- Kate Chia

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Grimm: Season Seven; Would You Have Kept Watching the NBC Series?

31 March 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Are you a fan of Grimm? The NBC series is ending after six seasons, but what about a seventh? Would you have watched another season of the supernatural drama?The show follows Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), a homicide detective who fights mythological forces. The cast also includes Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Grimm: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Seven on NBC?

27 March 2017 6:54 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill the world learn that Nick is a Grimm? Has the Grimm TV show been cancelled or renewed for a seventh season on NBC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Grimm, season seven. You can bookmark this page or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?What's this TV show about?On Grimm, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) continues to fight to keep humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. The rest of the cast includes Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee. Recurring performers include Chris McKenna, Jacqueline Toboni, and Danny Bruno.Read More… »

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Fences

21 March 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Verdict? The film of August Wilson’s play is absorbing, intense. If we rate by quality of writing, acting skill, and the craft of direction, Denzel Washington’s film betters most of its fellow Best Picture nominees. It’s also something positive for the arts, a ‘black experience’ play that can’t be pigeonholed as merely black- themed. The appeal of its compelling characters goes beyond racial boundaries. Viola Davis did win a well- deserved Oscar, and this is fine work from one end to the other.

Fences

Blu-ray + Digital HD

Paramount

2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 138 min. / Street Date March 14, 2017 / 39.99

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney.

Cinematography: Charlotte Bruus Christensen

Film Editor: Hughes Winborne

Original Music: Marcelo Zarvos

Written by August Wilson from his play

Produced by Denzel Washington, Scott Rudin, Todd Black

Directed by Denzel Washington,

2017 is the year for envelope- fumbling at the Oscars, »

- Glenn Erickson

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‘Fences’ Review

21 February 2017 4:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti WilliamsonJovan AdepoRussell HornsbyStephen Henderson | Written by August Wilson | Directed by Denzel Washington

Based on the stage play by the late August Wilson, Fences is the third directorial effort from Denzel Washington. The period is the mid-1950s, and we zoom from Pittsburgh, to the street, to the backyard and kitchen of the Maxson family.

The loose story circles Troy (Washington) and Rose (Viola Davis), marriage veterans of 18 years, and the friends and family around them, as revelations and resentments come home to roost. They have a son, Cory (Jovan Adepo), whose yearning for an NFL career his father hates. Troy’s son from another mother, Lyons (Russell Hornsby), visits like clockwork on daddy’s payday. And there’s Gabriel (Mykelti Williamson), Troy’s older brother, who lost half his brain in the war, and now he’s a source »

- Rupert Harvey

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Exclusive Interview – Denzel Washington on Fences

13 February 2017 9:15 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Last weekend saw the long-awaited release of Fences, the adaptation of August Wilson’s renowned play which finally arrives on the big screen under the direction of Denzel Washington. After recently sitting down with his co-star Viola Davis, we had the honour of speaking to the man himself about the film and his Academy Award nomination, which you can watch in full through the player below.

Denzel Washington in Fences

Fences tells the story of Troy Maxson, a man who dreamed of becoming a baseball player when he was younger but by the time the major leagues had begun in integrate black players into their teams, he was deemed too old and missed his chance. Instead, he had to find work where he could and became a sanitation worker in Pittsburgh.

In our interview, Washington spoke of the prevalence of the story even today thanks to the amazing screenplay by Wilson, »

- Scott Davis

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NAACP Image Awards Hail ‘Next Generation’ of Talent, Inclusive Stories

12 February 2017 11:21 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 48th annual NAACP Image Awards honored the past year in entertainment, specifically putting a spotlight on projects with representation of minorities. Projects that took home awards included “Hidden Figures,” “This Is Us,” “Black-ish” and “Queen Sugar.”

Upon accepting his 20th NAACP Image award, for “Fences,” Denzel Washington spoke at length, motivating the newer artists who were listening.

“I am particularly happy and proud about the young filmmakers, actors, singers, writers, producers that are coming up behind my generation,” he said, citing “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins. “It’s not easy. If it was easy, there’d be no Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, and there’d be no Denzel Washington.”

Washington went on, “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship, so keep moving, keep growing, keep learning. See you at work.”

While the year’s past achievements in television and film were highlighted, host »

- Mannie Holmes

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NAACP Image Awards Hail ‘Next Generation’ of Talent, Inclusive Stories

12 February 2017 11:21 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 48th annual NAACP Image Awards honored the past year in entertainment, specifically putting a spotlight on projects with representation of minorities. Projects that took home awards included “Hidden Figures,” “This Is Us,” “Black-ish” and “Queen Sugar.”

Upon accepting his 20th NAACP Image award for outstanding actor in a motion picture in “Fences,” Denzel Washington spoke at length, motivating the newer artists who were listening.

“I am particularly happy and proud about the young filmmakers, actors, singers, writers, producers that are coming up behind my generation,” he said, citing “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins. “It’s not easy. If it was easy, there’d be no Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, and there’d be no Denzel Washington.”

Washington went on, “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship, so keep moving, keep growing, keep learning. See you at work. »

- Mannie Holmes

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