4 items from 2015
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "12 Years a Slave" co-star Dwight Henry, joins Barkhad Abdi and Torrey Wigfield in the Detroit-set indie drama "The Wolf Who Cried Boy," scripted by Luke Jaden ("King Ripple," "The Listing") and Cort Johns ("King Ripple," "The Listing"), who will also be co-directing the film. The story, described as "anti-coming-of-age," centers on a young man who gets swept into the seedy underbelly of the scrapping industry. This film is being produced by Jaden, Johns, Frank Capra III, Phil Wurtzel, Anthony Garth, Michael Zervos, and Andy »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Dwight Henry, who parlayed a riveting turn in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” into an appearance in Steve McQueen‘s Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave,” has signed on to join Barkhad Abdi in the indie drama “Wolf Who Cried Boy,” TheWrap has learned. Luke Jaden and Cort Johns will direct from a script they co-wrote together. Torrey Wigfield (“Lost River”) and Peter Carey (“Real Steel”) co-star in the film, which starts production next month in Detroit. The anti-coming-of-age story centers on a young man who gets swept into the seedy underbelly of the scrapping industry. Abdi, the Oscar-nominated star of “Captain Phillips, »
- Jeff Sneider
Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Colman Domingo, Dwight Henry, Roger Guenveur Smith and Gabrielle Union have joined the cast of The Birth Of A Nation, a biopic of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner. Nate Parker wrote and directed the film and stars as Turner, who led a bloody rebellion in 1831 and went down in history as one of the most controversial American figures preceding the Civil War. Armie Hammer also stars. Production will begin in mid-May in Savannah, Ga Ryan G… »
New cast members include Aunjanue Ellis (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Colman Domingo (“Selma”), Dwight Henry (“12 Years a Slave”), Roger Guenveur Smith (“Empire State”) and Gabrielle Union (“Think Like a Man Too”).
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.
“I couldn’t be more honored to tell the story of one of America’s greatest heroes, »
- Dave McNary
4 items from 2015
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