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Making his feature-film debut as actor and writer, Daniel Beaty stars as a reformed gang leader trying to make a better life for himself in Chapter & Verse, arriving on Digital HD May 30 and on DVD and On Demand June 13 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Co-written and directed by Jamal Joseph (Knights of the South Bronx, Hughes’ Dream Harlem), the emotional drama also stars Loretta Devine, Omari Hardwick, Justin Martin, and Selenis Leyva. Hailed as a “powerful movie” by The New York Times, the Chapter & Verse DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
After serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram (Beaty) reenters society and struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Living under the tough supervision of a parole officer in a halfway house, and unable to find a job that will let him use the technological skills he gained in prison, Lance is »
- Tom Stockman
Overboard: Anna Faris (Movie 43, above) and Eugenio Derbez (Miracles From Heaven, above) will star together in Overboard, a remake of the 1987 comedy that teamed Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The new version will swap the lead roles, so Derbez will play a rich, spoiled playboy who falls off his yacht and loses his memory; Faris will portray a working-class, single mother who convinces the playboy that he is her husband. Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher are attached to write and direct the movie. [Deadline] The S---heads: Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, who appeared together in Death at a Funeral (above), will reunite in The S---heads. They will star as "deeply unqualified" men who are charged with taking a wealthy, troubled teenager to rehab. Macon Blair will...
- Peter Martin
Fresh off the success of his Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance — which also marked his directorial debut — I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, Macon Blair has already revealed his follow-up and has confirmed casting for his next project. According to Deadline, the actor-turned-director is developing The Shitheads in association with Imperative Entertainment, a dark comedy centered around two unqualified idiots tasked with escorting a millionaire to rehab — who just so happens to be a teenager.
Blair has found his leads with Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, who last teamed for the Death at a Funeral remake. They’ve both been confirmed for the film, which has been described as “The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis,” which seems to be right up Blair’s alley. Based on his debut, along with all three of his roles in Jeremy Saulnier’s films, Blair has »
- Mike Mazzanti
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