4 items from 2010
Late last week, after I saw For Colored Girls, I got into a conversation with Ms Cynthia (who works behind-the-scenes here at Shadow And Act) about the kinds of books written by black authors, that tell stories primarily about black people, that have been optioned and made (or will soon be made) into films.
We all know by now that Hollywood loves to adapt novels (amongst other kinds of original sources), and during our conversation I realized that there might indeed be a pattern or two worth noting, when one looks at the “black novels” that have been given big screen treatment.
One common complaint I’ve heard about the For Colored Girls adaptation is that the material is a yet another woman-centered black pathology tale, and a lot of you aren’t interested in that kind of narrative anymore, and understandably so. I think a lot of us feel the same way. »
You've heard of the classic Hollywood film Taxi Driver, now you will soon get to see The Driver and starring in it is none other than the bad man of Bollywood - Gulshan Grover. If that wasn't tempting enough read this... he'll be starring opposite the sultry Latino Salma Hayek in the film. Directed by Hollywood biggie Bill Duke, who has done some rather exemplary work with A Rage in Harlem, Hoodlum, Sister Act 2 and Not Easily Broken, this film will be a starry delight. While in La, Gulshan was spotted by Bill at a charity event, with a meeting fixed, Gulshan read the script, liked it and signed it on. Gulshan was just the actor Bill was looking for with his versatility, experience and ability to improvise. Gulshan Grover will be acting alongside a number of Hollywood stars. A story about hope, Gulshan's character is that of a rank and file accountant, »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
‘I was in La (Los Angeles) and Bill Duke saw me at a charity event. Later on a meeting was fixed and we met where I read the script, liked it and signed it on,’ Gulshan told Ians.
"I consider myself a hustla," says Gabrielle Dennis, and she is in the very best sense of the word. After graduating from Howard University, Gabrielle moved to Hollywood and landed her first job within a month. She's followed it up with standout roles on Showtime's "The Underground" with Damon Wayans, and on CW's "The Game." She's currently playing the role of Denise Roy, the controlling girlfriend of the star running-back in Spike TV's outrageous new series "Blue Mountain State." Gabrielle exhibits a natural confidence in person, peppering her conversation with dazzling array of wry and witty remarks. Chosen as this week's Girl2Watch, Paula will be featured in a series or articles, fun facts, and social media tweets through this week for subscribers of Girl2Watch.com. Actor2Watch: What was your first real break as an actor?Gabrielle Dennis: It might've been "A Rage in Harlem" with Gregory Hines. »
4 items from 2010
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