The ‘#BlackTwilight Saga: Midnight’, Reimagining The Vampire Series With Melanin And Soul

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Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke recently shared with the Daily Beast that she wanted to cast diverse actors in the first installment of the Stephenie Meyer’s book-to-film adaptation. Meyer wasn’t having it though, and the mega-hit series of five blockbuster movies… Continue Reading

How ‘Green Book’ And The Hollywood Machine Swallowed Donald Shirley Whole


In August 2018, Edwin Shirley III sat in disbelief as he watched a screening of Peter Farrelly’s new movie Green Book, a simplistic racial harmony story set in the Jim Crow south. Viggo Mortenson stars as Tony “Lip” Vallelonga, a racist… Continue Reading

‘Sneakerella’: Chosen Jacobs, Lexi Underwood To Star In Disney+ Pop/Hip-Hop Musical

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It star Chosen Jacobs and Little Fires Everywhere‘s Lexi Underwood have been tapped to topline the upcoming Disney+ film, Sneakerella. Former NBA star John Salley also stars. The film is currently in production. Jane Startz and Rachel Watanabe-Batton are executive producers, with co-executive producer Elizabeth Allen… Continue Reading

Jennifer Hudson On The Dueling Aretha Franklin Projects: ‘If It’s Not A Film, It’s Nothing’

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Jennifer Hudson, who was hand-picked by Aretha Franklin to play her in her biopic Respect, has given her opinion on the upcoming National Geographic miniseries Genius: Aretha. While the film was made with Franklin’s blessing before her passing in 2018,… Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Jussie Smollett On Making His Feature Directorial Debut With ‘B-Boy Blues,’ Which Is In Production Now

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Jussie Smollett is stepping into the director’s chair. The former Empire actor will make his feature directorial debut with the film adaptation of James Earl Hardy’s 1994 book, B-Boy Blues. The film’s production began Oct. 17 in New York City. The film… Continue Reading