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Roger Donaldson to Direct Racial Drama ‘Jena Six’ (Exclusive)

9 February 2017 8:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roger Donaldson is directing the independent drama “Jena Six,” with production set to start in April in New Orleans, Variety has learned exclusively.

Donaldson, whose recent credits include “November Man” and “The Bank Job,” is directing from a screenplay by Jonathan Amaret. Producers are Amaret and Dawn Krantz (“Man Down”).

The “Jena Six” were six black high school students in a small Louisiana town who were initially charged with attempted murder in a 2006 attack on a white student. The attack took place several months after a series of racial incidents at the school, including three nooses hanging from a tree at the high school a day after a black student asked the principal if black students could sit under the tree.

The victim of the attacks was treated at an emergency room for several hours and attended a high school dance that evening. The six teenagers were arrested and Mychal Bell, »

- Dave McNary

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TV News Roundup: Mark Duplass, Brian F. O’Byrne Join Discovery’s Unabomber Series ‘Manifesto’

25 January 2017 2:32 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, Discovery’s forthcoming Unabomber series rounds out its cast, survival show “Hacking the Wild” and crime drama “Rogue” announce premiere dates, and more. 


In addition to Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski (a.k.a. the Unabomber) and Sam Worthington as FBI agent Jim Fitzgerald, Dicovery’s “Manifesto” has added Mark Duplass, Jeremy Bobb, Lynn Collins, Katja Herbers, and Brian F. O’Byrne to its cast. “Manifesto” will track the FBI’s radical new methods of intelligence gathering in their attempt to take down the notorious terrorist. Other cast members include Jane Lynch, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Chris Noth. Duplass will play Kaczynski’s younger brother David, while Herbers takes on the role of David’s wife Linda. Bobb, Collins, and O’Byrne will play members of the team setting out to catch Kaczynski.


The Science Channel and Ample have revealed their joint project “Hacking the Wild” will premiere on Feb »

- Dani Levy

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D.L. Hughley Accuses Mlk III of Choosing Trump Over Rep. John Lewis (Video)

18 January 2017 12:50 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_f43f49s8"]] D.L. Hughley isn't trying to hide his anger at Mlk Jr.'s son for betraying Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis during his beef with Donald Trump ... in D.L.'s eyes, anyway. D.L. definitely got some stuff off his chest when we asked about Martin Luther King III's meeting with the Prez-elect. He flat-out rips him for not calling out Trump for his Twitter rant against Rep. Lewis ... who walked shoulder to shoulder with Mlk Jr. »

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T.I. Says Donald Trump is Trying to Divide and Conquer Black People (Video)

17 January 2017 2:06 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rapper T.I. believes that Donald Trump is meeting with people like Kanye West, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King III and Jim Brown in order to appeal to African-Americans — and divide them. The rapper aka Tip uploaded a series of videos to his social media account on Monday in which he called on the black population to not accept invitations to meet with the President-elect — because even if the meeting seems friendly, there’s always a hidden agenda. “I’m gonna tell all you celebrities — black, minority, all of you, athletes — there’s a strategic plan that people are trying to make. »

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Martin Luther King III Says Trump Meeting Went Well (Video)

16 January 2017 12:54 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_1er2two1"]] Martin Luther King III says he and Donald Trump were able to find some common ground on a day dedicated to his late father. We got the famous civil rights leader's eldest living son Monday leaving Trump Tower, after he and the Prez-elect sat down for a heart-to-heart. He says they both agree ... the voting system in the country is broken. He also touches on a big what-if about his dad ... one lots of folks »

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Martin Luther King III, After Meeting with Donald Trump: ‘We’ve Got to Move Forward’

16 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Martin Luther King III met on Monday with president-elect Donald Trump and tried to cool tensions over the weekend trading of insults between Trump and Rep. John Lewis, the civil-rights leader who marched and fought alongside King’s late father, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Things get said on both sides in the heat of emotion,” said King on the national holiday celebrating his slain father and the civil rights movement he led. “At some point, this nation— we’ve got to move forward. People are literally probably dying. We need to be talking about how do we feed people? »

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