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Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield in talks to star in Ryan Coogler-produced "Jesus Was My Homeboy"

  Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in talks to star in Jesus Was My Homeboy - a film inspired by Black Panther party member Fred Hampton, Deadline reported.   Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) and Charles D. King's MACRO will produce,  Shaka King (Newlyweds) will direct. Kaluuya will star as activist Hampton and Stanfield will play William O’Neal, the man who betrayed Hampton to the FBI. Jesus Was My Homeboy will...

NAACP Image Awards: 'Black Panther' Tops Film, 'Black-Ish' Leads TV Nominations

Winston Duke and Logan Browning announced the nominees for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards early Wednesday. Marvel's Black Panther scored a total of 13 nods, including outstanding motion picture. ​Other top projects nominated across film​ are If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians, and The Hate U Give. In Television, Atlanta, Black-ish (9) and its spinoff Grown-ish, Dear White People, and Insecure, were...

'MA' trailer: Octavia Spencer Is terrifying in this new thriller (Video)

Sue Ann (Octavia Spencer) is a loner, who is looking to make new friends. She agrees to purchase alcohol for a group of teenagers and even offers them to party in her basement. What can go wrong? This newly released trailer for Ma shows how fun times with friends under random adult supervision can...

'Black-ish' Prequel Spinoff Centered on Tracee Ellis Ross' Character Rainbow Johnson Might Be in the works

Tracee Ellis Ross’ Black-ish character Rainbow (Bow) Johnson might be getting her own spin-off soon. According to Deadline, The current fifth season of Black-ish will include a Rainbow-centric episode. The episode, which is already casting to film in March, will feature flashbacks to a teen version of Tracee Ellis Ross character of Rainbow. This episode could become...

‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff Series ‘LA’s Finest’ Gets a Premiere Date

Bad Boys spinoff L.A.'s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, has an official premiere date! The series is set to debut on Monday, May 13, and run for 13 episodes as a Spectrum Original for Charter Communications. In L.A.’s Finest, Union reprises her role as Syd Burnett from 2003’s Bad Boys II, who is now an LAPD detective paired with...

Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree and Jessie T. Usher Team Up In New 'Shaft' (Trailer)

New Line Cinema has released the official trailer for the fifth installment of the action comedy franchise. The movie was written by Kenya Barris (Black-Ish, Girls Trip) and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Rountree, Jesse T. Usher, and Regina Hall.  Barbershop's Tim Story is directing. The movie’s synopsis reads (via IMDb): “John Shaft Jr. (Usher),...

'The Sun Is Also a Star' trailer released. Charles Melton And Yara Shahidi fall in love in one day

In the exclusive trailer of The Sun Is Also a Star, Natasha (played by Grown-ish’s Yara Shahidi) claims she does not believe in love. Daniel (Riverdale’s Charles Melton), whom she just met, bets he can make her fall in love with him in the next 24 hours. The film is an adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s 2016 novel....

BET teases upcoming 'Being Mary Jane' movie

She is coming back!  Mary Jane Paul, the successful cable news anchor will return to our screens one last time. It's been reported that the BET series, which wrapped back in 2017, will make its final return as a two-hour movie.  The new teaser trailer, which was released on Wednesday, shows Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) standing...

'Atlanta' Season 3 Delayed

The third season of Atlanta was expected to return in 2019. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. The network executives John Landgraf and John Solberg confirmed the delay during the Television Critics Association tour. “I don’t know whether we’ll have ‘Atlanta’ or not,” Landgraf said. “The writers are back working right now, thank God.” He also stated the...

'The Young and The Restless' Star Kristoff St. John found dead at 52

Kristoff St. John, star of the long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless, was found dead Sunday, TMZ reported. The actor's body was discovered by one of his friends, who came to check on him at his San Fernando Valley home. Police and paramedics were called to the scene where St. John...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Teaser Debuts During Super Bowl

Marvel has finally released a new teaser of the Avengers: Endgame during the Super Bowl. In the new video, Captain America (Chris Evans) declares, “Some people move on, but not us.” Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) made an appearance in the trailer as well.  While Avengers: Endgame will...

Watch The First Official Trailer For 'Hobbs and Shaw'

Hobbs and Shaw is the first spinoff from the Fast and Furious cinematic universe.  The first official trailer reintroduces the popular duo — Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), who team up to fight against a new supervillain Brixton, played by Idris Elba.  Two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious, federal...

First Look Trailer: Ava Duvernay's CBS Limited Series 'The Red Line'

CBS released an official first look trailer for its eight-episode event series The Red Line, from executive producers Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti. It will debut on Sunday, April 28. As described on the series' official site, The Red Line begins with the mistaken shooting of a black doctor at the hands of a white cop and unfolds...

Chris Tucker Says ‘Rush Hour 4’ Is In The Works

Chris Tucker has confirmed 'Rush Hour 4' is in the works. In his recent interview on Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore’s Winging It podcast, the 47-year-old actor revealed - the action comedy franchise will return to the big screen. “It’s not in pre-production. We’re working on a few things [for] the script." The actor...

LeBron James Helped Negotiate Octavia Spencer’s Equal Pay On New Netflix Series

Octavia Spencer and Lebron James are co-executive producing the upcoming Netflix series Madam C.J. Walker. In her recent interview at Sundance, the actress revealed that the NBA star “had to intervene” during negotiations over the pay she would receive for the series. “I have to say when I was negotiating my deal for...

‘Black Panther’ Returns To Theaters For Black History Month

Black Panther, the ninth-highest release of all time, is returning to the big screen in February for a one-week screening at 250 AMC Theatres locations. “Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger stated in a press release. “The story also...

Robin Thede, Issa Rae and Lauren Ashley Smith Team Up For ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’

Robin Thede, the first Black woman to serve as head writer on a late-night show (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore), and Insecure creator Issa Rae will collaborate on the new HBO-ordered project titled A Black Lady Sketch Show. Writer and producer Lauren Ashley Smith will join them as well.      Deadline reported, Thede, who...

Lakeith Stanfield Might Star In Jordan Peele's Upcoming 'Candyman' Reboot

Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, who is set to produce the reboot of the horror classic Candyman, has reportedly approached Atlanta's native Lakeith Stanfield to star as the main protagonist. Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) is set to direct. The original film was released in 1992 and is based on Clive Barker's short story titled The Forbidden.     In the remake, Stanfield will reportedly play an artist...

"Empire" Star Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Chicago Attack

Empire star Jussie Smollett was brutally attacked by two men late Monday night, TMZ reported.  The actor arrived in Chicago around 2 AM and stopped by Subway. Shortly after he walked out of the sandwich shop, someone yelled, "Aren't you that f***ot 'Empire' n*****?"  The two attackers -- both white and wearing ski masks -- viciously...

Taraji P. Henson Receives A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame (Video)

Taraji P. Henson has marked a new career milestone today when she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Oscar-nominated actress is known for starring in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures, Acrimony, Proud Mary, and TV drama Empire. Her new comedy What Men Want will...

Kevin Hart Signs On To Lionsgate's 'Monopoly' And Sony's 'Fatherhood'

Kevin Hart, indeed, hustles hard! The star of recently released drama The Upside has signed on to two more projects - the live-action feature Monopoly and Fatherhood, Sony's adaptation of memoir Two Kisses for Maddy. Inspired by the iconic board game, Monopoly will be directed by Tim Story (Ride Along) and...

Taraji P. Henson To Be Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The Oscar-nominated actress, 48, will be honored in the category of motion pictures with a star on Hollywood Boulevard. Henson is known for her roles in Hidden Figures, Think Like A Man, Acrimony, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, and her upcoming comedy What Men Want, which will hit theaters on...

Trailer For 'Fast Color' Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Video)

The trailer for Fast Color, a new superhero woman-led drama starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, was released on Thursday. The actress, also known for Beyond The Lights, plays Ruth, a woman who has been on the run since her superpowers were discovered. Now, years after abandoning her mother and daughter, she returns...

The 'Bad Boys' Will Smith And Martin Lawrence Are Back In Action

Will Smith, 50, and Martin Lawrence, 53, are back two decades later and we couldn't be more excited! The two actors were photographed on the set of their highly-anticipated Bad Boys for Life in Atlanta. The movie will hit theaters in January 2020. Check out the behind the scenes photos below.          

'The Upside' Beats 'Aquaman' With $19.6 Million Opening Weekend

The Upside, a movie about the bond that forms between a wealthy quadriplegic Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston) and his caretaker Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) opened at $19.59 million this weekend, replacing three-week reigning Aquaman. The film is directed by Neil Burger ( Limitless) and written by Jon Hartmere. Nicole Kidman co-stars as...

Marsai Martin Is Making History As The Youngest Executive Producer In Hollywood

Texas-born Black-Ish star Marsai Martin is about to become the youngest executive producer in Hollywood. The 14-year-old actress will get the official title when her upcoming comedy Little, which she stars in alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae, hits theaters in April. The story follows Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) is a...

Eddie Murphy Returns With 'Coming To America 2', Craig Brewer Will DIrect

Craig Brewer (Dolemite Is My Name) is set to direct the sequel of the 1988 hit comedy Coming To America, Deadline exclusively reported. Black-Ish creator Kenya Barris was recruited to re-write the script and exec. produce the sequel. Eddie Murphy will star and produce. “After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to...

Jordan Peele’s Thriller ‘Us’ Will Open SXSW Film Festival

Oscar-winning director Jordan Peele is set to premiere his second horror-thriller Us at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival on March 8. The plot of the movie is described as follows, "Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson (Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o) take their children to their beach house, hoping...