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'I Wanna Dance With Somebody': Sony Wins Bidding War For Estate-Backed Whitney Houston Biopic

Sony has won a bidding war for the upcoming biopic on Whitney Houston. Clive Davis and the Houston estate are on-board for the film, directed by The Photograph helmer Stella Meghie. The film will be under Sony's TriStar division. Anthony McCarten, the screenwriter of Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic detailing the creation of Queen and the rise of Freddie Mercury, is the writer. Pat...

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Lena Waithe Has An Open Marriage Drama Series In Development At Amazon

Lena Waithe has lined up the second project under her deal at Amazon Studios. The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Amazon is developing a series from Waithe, which is based on the concept of open marriages. Open (working title) would be Waithe's first series with her writing credit since Twenties.  “I’ve never been in an open marriage, but it’s fascinating to me,"...

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Amazon's Stacey Abrams Voter Suppression Doc Gets A Title, Release Date

Now that we are 100 days out from the 2020 presidential election Amazon Studios has announced the date and title of their voter suppression doc featuring Stacey Abrams. Titled All In: The Fight for Democracy the film will be released in select theaters on Sept. 9 and be released on Amazon Prime Video on Sept. 18. Abrams is the first Black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for...

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'Empire' Spinoff Centering On Cookie Lyon In Development As A Part Of New Taraji P. Henson Deal

After being rumored for some time now, a spinoff of Fox's juggernaut Empire, focusing on Taraji P. Henson's Cookie Lyon, is in development. Henson would star in the potential series, which is being developed as she has signed a first-look development deal with the show's producer, 20th Century Fox TV (now owned by Disney), through her new TPH Entertainment banner. It is not through...

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'Talent Show': Cynthia Erivo To Star In Universal's Musical Drama, Written By Lena Waithe

Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo has set her next role. She's been tapped to star in Universal's upcoming musical drama, Talent Show.  The film has Gandja Monteiro attached to direct. It is based on an idea by Duane Adler, the writer behind the Save the Last Dance and Step Up.  Talent Show will center on Erivo's character,  a "failed songwriter who returns home to Chicago to lead a...