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Morgan Freeman Is Colin Powell in Bush Era Biopic

Morgan Freeman Is Colin Powell in Bush Era Biopic
Morgan Freeman has signed on to play former Secretary of State Colin Powell in a new biopic entitled Powell, which is being set up at Hyde Park Entertainment. Reginald Hudlin, who directed Marshall, the Thurgood Marshall biopic that hit theaters last weekend, is attached to direct, from a script by Ed Whitworth, which landed on the coveted Black List back in 2011. No production schedule has been given thus far, but with a major star like Morgan Freeman on board, it's possible that this could move forward very quickly.

The script follows Colin Powell when he was Secretary of State for President George W. Bush, following his service as a decorated U.S. Army General. He was the first ever African-American Secretary of State in U.S. history. He initially did not approve of the President's plan to invade Iraq, since he didn't believe that they possessed weapons of mass destruction.
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First trailer: Marshall, starring Chadwick Boseman

Don Kaye Jun 23, 2017

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman tackles the early days of the first African-American justice in Us Supreme Court history...

He's played Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up, and now Chadwick Boseman is tackling another notable figure in history: Thurgood Marshall, the man who went on to become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice of the United States.

The movie in question is called Marshall and the first trailer for it has arrived. The film chronicles pivotal events in the early life of Marshall when he was a lawyer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in America. Here's the official synopsis:

Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, Marshall, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days – a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.

Marshall is directed by Reginald Hudlin, who has helmed films like Boomerang and The Great White Hype but was also, among other things, president of entertainment at Bet for three years. Hudlin also wrote Marvel's Black Panther comic book series from 2005 to 2008, a run that included the wedding of Black Panther and Storm, and of course Boseman is now playing the Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his solo feature coming out in February.

Marshall is out October 13 in Us cinemas, although a UK release has yet to be confirmed. Watch the trailer below:

Video of Marshall - Official Trailer - In Theaters October
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Michelle Fairley Joins White Queen Sequel The White Princess

Michelle Fairley Joins White Queen Sequel The White Princess
Michelle Fairley is returning to premium cable in a regal, heralded role that’s part of an adaptation of a popular book and… yeah, sorry, it’s not Lady Stoneheart.

The Game of Thrones alum has joined the cast of Starz’s The White Princess, based on Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novel, the network announced Tuesday. Fairley will play Margaret Beaufort, the obstinate mother of King Henry VII, who clashes with her new daughter-in-law Princess “Lizzie” Elizabeth of York (My Mad Fat Diary‘s Jodie Comer).

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Outlander Recap: All Jacked Up

Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Outlander recap here.

In the arcade-claw game that is Jamie Fraser’s life, another coveted — and, in this case, annoyingly smug and deserving of death — toy just slipped out of grasp.

This week’s Outlander has Lord Broch Tuarach run into his longtime enemy/recent rapist Black Jack Randall, and it’s not long before the two men make plans to duel. But Claire decides that the threat to her future husband (as in, husband from the future) is too great, and for reasons we’ll get to in a minute,
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American Gods to Recast Mad Sweeney in Wake of Sean Harris Exit

American Gods to Recast Mad Sweeney in Wake of Sean Harris Exit
Starz’s American Gods is getting Mad all over again.

The upcoming series based on Neil Gaiman’s beloved fantasy novel will recastMad Sweeney, our sister site Deadline reports, after portrayer Sean Harris had to exit the series for personal reasons.

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David Hill and Reginald Hudlin To Produce 88th Academy Awards

Emmy-winning live television producer David Hill and Oscar-nominated producer-director Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. It will be their first involvement with the Academy Awards, which will air live on the ABC Television Network on Oscar Sunday, February 28, 2016.

“We’re delighted to have this talented team on board,” said Boone Isaacs. “David is a true innovator with a dynamic personality. His vast experience as a live events producer, coupled with Reggie’s energy, creativity and talent as a filmmaker, is sure to make this year’s Oscar telecast a memorable one.”

“What a great and exciting honor! The quest is to honor the year in film, honor the art, and above all, make it fun,” said Hill.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Academy again,” said Hudlin. “I love every kind of film and this year’s awards
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Oscars: David Hill and Reginald Hudlin to Produce Telecast

Oscars: David Hill and Reginald Hudlin to Produce Telecast
David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Academy Awards, to be held Feb. 28, 2016.

It’s an interesting combination of veterans who represent, respectively, the worlds of live television and the film world.

Hill was a longtime 21st Century Fox/News Corp. executive who stepped down in June to launch a production banner that focused on live TV events. Hill is known for his skill at overseeing live sports production, and was key in building Fox Sports; in recent years he’s overseen “American Idol” for the Fox network.

Hudlin is an Oscar-nominated producer for “Django Unchained,” and last year produced the Governors Awards. He has been the executive producer of the NAACP Image Awards since 2012. Hudlin was the first president of entertainment for Bet Networks from 2005-09.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced the moves Tuesday, but did not indicate if this is a three-year pact.
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Reginald Hudlin to Produce Oscar’s Governors Awards

Reginald Hudlin to Produce Oscar’s Governors Awards
Reginald Hudlin will produce the sixth annual Governors Awards, to be held Saturday Nov. 8 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had previously announced that Harry Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award; and Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara will receive Honorary Awards.

“With Reggie’s experience, unique vision and immense creativity, the evening celebrating those who have given so much to our industry is certain to be a memorable one,” said AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement.

Hudlin added, “I’m honored to be working with the Academy again. The collective impact of this year’s Governors Awards recipients on the evolution of cinema is immeasurable. I’m a fan of all four of these legends, so producing a celebration of Ms. O’Hara’s performances, Mr. Carrière’s storytelling, Mr. Belafonte’s dedication and Mr.
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Reginald Hudlin To Produce 6th Annual Governors Awards For The Academy

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Reginald Hudlin will produce the 6th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be presented to Harry Belafonte, and Honorary Awards will be presented to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“With Reggie’s experience, unique vision and immense creativity, the evening celebrating those who have given so much to our industry is certain to be a memorable one,” said Boone Isaacs.

“I’m honored to be working with the Academy again,” said Hudlin. “The collective impact of this year’s Governors Awards recipients on the evolution of cinema is immeasurable. I’m a fan of all four of these legends, so producing a celebration of Ms. O’Hara’s performances, Mr. Carrière’s storytelling,
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Sam Jackson's Mother F--king Supercut

How many times as Samuel L. Jackson said "mother f*cker" in filmc According to The Huffington Post and this following supercut, 171 times in 27 different movies. Here's the breakdownd: School Daze (1988): 1 motherf*cker Jungle Fever (1991): 7 motherf*ckers Strictly Business (1991): 1 mother- what Menace II Society (1993): 5 motherf*ckers True Romance (1993): 4 motherf*ckers Fresh (1994): 1 motherf*cker Pulp Fiction (1994): 26 motherf*ckers Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995): 7 motherf*ckers Hard Eight (1996): 1 motherf*cker The Great White Hype (1996): 2 motherf*ckers The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996): 3 motherf*ckers Jackie Brown (1997): 37 motherf*ckers The Negotiator (1998): 2 motherf*ckers Rules of Engagement (2000): 5 motherf*ckers Shaft (2000): 13 motherf*ckers Formula 51 (2001): 6 motherf*ckers Basic (2003): 2 motherf*ckers In My Country (2004): 1 you mother- choke move Freedomland (2006): 1 motherf*cker, 1 brotherf*cker Snakes on a Plane 3 motherf*ckers Black Snake Moan (2006): 6 motherf*ckers Soul Men (2008): 24 motherf
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White men still unable to jump, says Showtime

Ron Shelton—the writer/director best known for a string of sports movies that includes Bull Durham, Blue Chips, Cobb, The Great White Hype, and White Men Can't Jump—is stepping up to the plate again, taking it one game at a time, and just trying to win one for the team. The team in question is Showtime, which is developing a basketball drama that Shelton will write, executive produce, and give 110 percent to, while showing mental toughness and bringing his A-game. While Shelton explored amateur basketball with White Men Can't Jump, this new series will be ...
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Peter Berg's Lost TV Treasure Wonderland Has A Second Life -- DirecTV will air all eight episodes beginning in January

DirecTV has announced that they will be airing all eight original episodes of ABC's long-lost medical drama "Wonderland" beginning in January. According to Variety the series, which was created by "Hancock" director" Peter Berg and cancelled after only two episodes, will begin screening in HD on the satellite provider's The 101 Network beginning January 14th. Way back in September of 2000 Peter Berg, then best known for his turn in "The Great White Hype" and his direction of "Very Bad Things", created a TV pilot that was picked up by ABC. The series was called "Wonderland" and it dealt with the staff and residents of a fictional New York City mental hospital that was sort-of similar to Bellevue. ABC ordered 8 episodes of "Wonderland" and then promptly put it up against NBC's "ER" on Thursdays at 10 pm – two of the eight shows Berg ...
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BET names Hudlin chief of programs

BET names Hudlin chief of programs
BET has hired veteran filmmaker Reginald Hudlin as its chief programmer, a move that industry observers hailed as a positive sign for a channel that has long faced criticism over the quality of its programming. As president of entertainment at BET, Hudlin will oversee all of the network's programming divisions, including development and acquisition of series, music, sports and news. He will split his time between BET's production hubs in New York and Los Angeles, and its headquarters in Washington. "For me, the opportunity to work on such a giant canvas, in the form a 24/7 network, is just incredible," said Hudlin, whose film credits include The Great White Hype and Serving Sara. "It's a great entrepreneurial opportunity." Upon being named successor to the network's founder and CEO, Robert Johnson, last month, BET president and chief operating officer Debra Lee identified naming a programming chief as one of her priorities.

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