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Variety is reporting that Anthony Mackie is in talks to join John Hillcoat’s upcoming, star-studded cop drama Triple Nine. If he signs on, he’ll join an extremely impressive cast that boasts Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson and Teresa Palmer.
Named after the police code that’s used when an officer requires “immediate assistance,” the film will follow a corrupt group of cops who plan on carrying out a major heist for the Russian mafia that requires they kill a rookie officer. Of course, things don’t go according to plan and complications ensue.
No word yet on which role Mackie is up for but hopefully it’s a big one. The actor has really proven himself over the last couple of years with strong turns in films like Pain & Gain, Night Catches Us, The Adjustment Bureau and of course, the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. »
- Matt Joseph
As mainstream Hollywood looks back at race relations circa the Civil Rights Movement in films like The Butler and 42, independent films like 2010’s Night Catches Us and Katherine Nero’s new film, For the Cause, turn their gaze towards a very different faction of the Civil Rights struggle. Making its west coast premiere at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles last Friday, For the Cause is a project 12 years in the making. Shot in a little over a week on location in Chicago, the film tells the story of emerging attorney Mirai Scott (Charlette Speigner), as she takes on the most difficult case of her young career—that of defending Rolly (Eugene Parker), her »
- Ade D. Adeniji
2 items from 2014
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