IMDb > Wendell Pierce > News
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2003

10 items from 2015

New Suits Season 4,Episode 11 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By USA Network

27 January 2015 12:43 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, USA Network delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Suits" episode 11 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "Enough is Enough," and it turns out that we're going to see some intense drama take place when Louis really tries to get back at Mike by giving him a plethora work, hoping he'll quit, and more! In the new,11th episode press release: "It's a new world order as Jessica (Gina Torres) tries to appease Louis (Rick Hoffman) in the wake of his discovery of Mike's (Patrick J. Adams) secret. The furious Louis is going to bury Mike in a mountain of menial grunt work in the hopes that he will quit - although Mike isn't the only one who is going to feel Louis' wrath. And Robert Zane (guest star Wendell Pierce) will call in a professional favor with Harvey (Gabriel Macht)... one that comes with personal consequences. »

- Derek

Permalink | Report a problem

Interview: Actor Trai Byers of Film ‘Selma,’ TV’s ‘Empire’

22 January 2015 1:34 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – The excellent film “Selma” focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But just as important as King were the marchers from supporting civil rights societies, such as the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (Sncc), and their leaders like James Forman, portrayed in the film by Trai Byers.

Byers is an up-and-coming actor, with “Selma” being his first major film after stints on the daytime drama “All My Children” and the revival of “90210.” But besides “Selma,” Byers has a high profile part as Andre Lyon, the son of lead character Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) on the huge new Fox Network hit, “Empire.” The freshman drama has already been picked up for a second season, and its maneuverings within the Shakespeare-in-the-music-industry vibe has connected with viewers.

Trai Byers as James Forman (left) Kneels with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo, right) in ‘Selma

Photo credit: Paramount Pictures

Trai Byers was in »

- (Adam Fendelman)

Permalink | Report a problem

Wendell Pierce on Selma Snub: ‘The People’s Reaction Speaks for Itself’

16 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Even at the Critics' Choice Awards, the Oscars were still the No. 1 topic of discussion, particularly Selma, which found itself snubbed in the Best Actor and Best Director categories. At the ceremony, Wendell Pierce, who plays Hosea Williams in the film, told Vulture to remember that the film did receive a nomination for Best Picture: "That is historic, and I embrace that." Still, Pierce said, he was "disappointed" in the lack of nominations for David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay. "The director's club needs to be broken," he said. "The more inclusive it is, the more stories we get, the more growth we have ... We are missing out on so many great stories that have not been told because our viewpoint is so narrow." If there was any good news to come out of the snub, though, it was the widespread love and support Selma received from fans. "The »

- Kara Warner

Permalink | Report a problem

This Foreclosure is Looking for Buyers on February 3rd, 2015

16 January 2015 4:00 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

The horror title Foreclosure was picked up by Virgil Films in 2013. Since then, the film has secured a 2015 release, on multiple formats. Foreclosure is a haunted house thriller, which incorporates America's recent 2008 economic collapse. Part supernatural thriller, this title will release through Video-on-demand on February 3rd, 2015. Also, the film stars Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos"), Wendell Pierce and Spencer List. More details on the film's release are hosted here. For more on the story, Bill (Imperioli) moves into Queens, New York. He is taking over a family member's home. But, this neighbourhood is not ideal. Most of the local residents have lost their homes to foreclosures, or they have simply walked away from their property. But why? Ghosts haunt Bill's new manor and he must uncover the dead's secrets. Or, he will be tormented forever. Foreclosure will also be released on DVD. The DVD release date is set for February 10th. »

- (Michael Allen)

Permalink | Report a problem

What It Was Like on The Wire: Stars of HBO's Crime Drama Reveal Shocking Moments, Talk Impact on Breaking Bad and More

9 January 2015 2:09 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Wire: You've either think it's one of the greatest TV series ever—or you've never watched it. See, fans of David Simon's Baltimore-set series are of the die-hard variety, and so there was much rejoicing that HBO, in an unprecedented move, decided to give an HD upgrade to a show that went off the air in 2008. With its wide-ranging, often heartbreaking plots (written by some of the best crime novelists and screenwriters in the business) and hugely talented cast of cops, criminals, kids, politicians and more, the series launched the careers of actors such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, Amy Ryan, Michael K. Williams, Michael B. Jordan, Clarke Peters, Tristan Wilds, Sonja Sohn and Wendell Pierce. »

Permalink | Report a problem

Interview: Actor David Oyelowo, Director Ava DuVernay of ‘Selma’

8 January 2015 4:45 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – One of the most vital – and contemporarily relevant – historical films is about to be released. “Selma” is the story of the titanic struggle to establish voting rights in Alabama in 1965, led by the iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Actor David Oyelowo portrays King, and was directed by Ava DuVernay.

The circumstances of this artistic collaboration is nearly as intriguing as the depiction in the film. David Oyelowo spent seven years preparing the path to his role as Dr. King, and was instrumental in getting Ava DuVernay – a television and independent film director – onto this major film project. The result is a showcase of humanity, exposing the raw events of a minority struggle against a power that wanted to continue to deny them their inalienable rights (according to the Declaration of Independence). The events of “Selma” led to major legislative reforms in equitable voting for African Americans, »

- (Adam Fendelman)

Permalink | Report a problem

'Selma' (2014) Movie Review

7 January 2015 8:13 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I came to Ava DuVernay's Selma late, finally seeing it amid the flurry of chatter, Oscar buzz and controversy. What nominations will it getc How accurate is the story being depictedc How does the current police brutality crisis affect the moviec A lot of talk around the stuff websites will get clicks on, but almost none of the talk is about the movie itself. As it turns out, it's a decently made film boosted by a terrific performance from David Oyelowo. From a plot perspective, Selma is pretty much what you'd expect. Dr. King wants blacks to have an unencumbered right to vote, and President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) and all the white folks down in Selma, Alabama don't want that. So, he has to stage some protests and demonstrations, showing the rest of the country how mistreated the black population is on a national scale. There are some speeches, »

- Mike Shutt

Permalink | Report a problem

DuVernay's 'Selma': Remembering Rev. King-Led March in 1965 Is Reminder of Ferguson 2014

3 January 2015 1:48 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Selma' movie review: Politically salient in the early 21st century and 'beautiful in all the ways of cinema' (photo: David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma') The title of director Ava DuVernay's historical drama Selma tells us what the film is about, while implying what it isn't about. In other words, Selma is not about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- wonderfully played by British actor David Oyelowo -- even though the reverend is the film's gravitational center and its emotional weight accrues to him. Just like what took place in Selma, Alabama, back in 1965. In fact, Oyelowo's presence is as transfixing as that of the young Ben Kingsley in his transformative interpretation of Gandhi in Sir Richard Attenborough's 1982 titular classic about one of Dr. King's inspirational figures. Unlike Gandhi, however, Selma is a single canvas on which a few months in Dr. »

- Tim Cogshell

Permalink | Report a problem

Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma to Screen for Free for Selma, Al Citizens

1 January 2015 9:25 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Left to right: André Holland plays Andrew Young, Colman Domingo plays Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Omar Dorsey plays James Orange in Selma. (c) 2014 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima

Paramount Pictures announced today that the Golden Globe nominated film Selma from director Ava DuVernay will be shown for free to the town’s citizens at the Selma Walton Theater in the city of Selma, Alabama beginning January 9th.

“With deep gratitude to the people of Selma, Alabama, we are proud to share this powerful film depicting the historic events that took place there 50 years ago,” said Oprah Winfrey on behalf of the film’s producers. “I hope generations will watch the film and share their stories of remembrance and history together.”

“The city and people of Selma welcomed the production with open arms this past summer and in celebration of »

- Michelle McCue

Permalink | Report a problem

Film Review: ‘Selma’ a Powerful Reminder that History Does Repeat

1 January 2015 6:59 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – With exquisite timing, the historical docudrama “Selma” will ring in 2015, and adds to the race-oppression-in-America debate that everything old is new again. Set in 1965, it is the courageous story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the ordinary citizens that fought for the right to vote.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

The events unfold calmly and forthrightly in the film, as Dr. King and his divided civil rights movement start another journey, to assure voting rights for the African American citizens of Alabama in the town of Selma, denied to them by a segregationist government and supporting citizens (including the police). It is an emotional and human film, highlighting the titanic struggle of Dr. King, the African American citizens of Alabama (who braved beatings and murder), and a United States government and judiciary bent not on necessarily doing the right thing, but the most politically expedient thing. As we come back to our current debate regarding Ferguson, »

- (Adam Fendelman)

Permalink | Report a problem

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2003

10 items from 2015, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners