Renée Elise Goldsberry Will Play Henrietta Lacks in HBO’s Film Adaptation of ‘The Immortal Life’

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Renée Elise Goldsberry, also exiting the smash Broadway musical “Hamilton” cast this year (for which she won a Tony Award), has added another project to her growing post-“Hamilton” slate. Following the announcement made 2 weeks ago that the actress will leap… Continue Reading

Rockmond Dunbar Options 1950s-Set ‘Soul on Bikes’ About Oakland (CA) Black Motorcycle Club

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Rockmond Dunbar has optioned the book “Soul on Bikes: The East Bay Dragons MC and the Black Biker Set,” written by Tobie Levingston. Published in 2013, the book is a biography, offering a slice of American history many are likely unfamiliar with.… Continue Reading

Watch: Sheldon Candis (‘LUV’) Tackles Gun Control in New Short, ‘Who Will Survive America’

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Check out the below new, timely short film from writer/director Sheldon Candis (“LUV”), presented by the Sundance Now Doc Club, which examines America’s love affair and easy accessibility to guns. The piece, titled “Who Will Survive America,” is part of… Continue Reading

‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ and Future ‘American Crime Story’ Seasons Are Coming to Netflix

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Netflix and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution today announced their first global SVOD licensing agreement. Netflix will be the exclusive global streaming home for FX’s hit, “American Crime Story.” The first season of the franchise will be available globally on… Continue Reading

Turner Classic Movies to Air Selections From Kino’s ‘Pioneers of African-American Cinema’

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We’ve certainly talked a lot about this new Kino Lorber five-disc Blu-Ray/DVD set, “Pioneers of African-American Cinema,” but we wouldn’t be doing it if it wasn’t so vital and important. Nearly 500 independently produced black films exclusively made for black… Continue Reading

Comic-Con: Watch Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins & Jason Mitchell in ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Trailer

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Jason Mitchell and his “Straight Outta Compton” co-star, Corey Hawkins, both join Samuel L. Jackson in the “King Kong” prequel, titled “Kong: Skull Island,” the action tentpole movie from Legendary Entertainment. No word exactly on how much screen time we can expect for… Continue Reading