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David Oyelowo, currently winning acclaim for his performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, will appear opposite Lupita Nyong’o in Americanah, Variety reports. Nyong’o is producing and starring in the adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, which follows a couple, Ifemelu and Obinze, as they face different paths upon leaving their homeland of Nigeria. […]

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For Oprah Winfrey, the story told in the upcoming historical drama Selma is as important today as it ever was, and her passion for the project is evident. At the Selma: The Legends Who Paved the Way gala, held on Saturday, Oprah walked the red carpet and spoke with ET’s Kevin Frazier about the importance […]

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Lionsgate has picked up the project that has newcomer Anthony Scott Burns attached to direct Lionsgate has picked up Alpha, a sci-fi project that sees Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson teaming up with Brad Pitt and his Plan B banner. Anthony Scott Burns, a Canadian filmmaker, is attached to make his feature debut with Alpha, […]

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A casting call has been issued for Native American actors and language speakers for a dramatic miniseries about the Lewis and Clark expedition that will air on HBO. Casting director Rene Haynes, who specializes in Native American and First Nations casting and who has casted the likes of “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” and […]

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Brad Pitt has now been proclaimed the top film producer for both television and film this year. He won Monday night at the Emmys as executive producer of Best TV Movie “The Normal Heart.” He took home the Best Picture trophy at the Oscars in March for “12 Years a Slave.” Read more.

TORONTO – Brad Pitt is no longer involved, but Vancouver-raised novelist Tom Rachman still has a screen deal for his smash debut effort, “The Imperfectionists.” Pitt’s production company, Plan B, optioned the rights to the critically heralded story about a group of journalists when it became an international bestseller and made the Scotiabank Giller Prize […]

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While “World War Z” is now viewed as the modern-day runaway film project and all that implies of ego—hubris, irresponsibility and whatnot—the project began with the best of intentions. Brad Pitt’s Plan B Pictures, the same company that developed and won a Best Picture Oscar for “12 Years A Slave,” wanted to try to create […]

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Paramount Pictures and Pathé announced this week that the shoot for Martin Luther King film Selma will take place in Alabama’s Selma and Montgomery and Atlanta in the nearby state of Georgia. Principal photography has started on the film in Atlanta, Georgia, which is being led by first-time feature film director Ava DuVernay. The film […]

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