Daniel Kaluuya momentarily regretted making a joke during his Oscar acceptance speech about his parents having sex.
Shaka King talks about his long journey to make the Oscar-nominated Fred Hampton story "Judas and the Black Messiah."
Sunday night was one for the record books as all four of the film awards from the Screen Actors Guild Awards went to people of color, while "Trial of the Chicago 7," "The Crown" and "Schitt's Creek" win top trophies.
Daniel Kaluuya and Carey Mulligan are set to make their “Saturday Night Live” hosting debuts on April 3 and April 10, respectively. Kaluuya will be joined by musical guest St. Vincent, while the April 10 musical guest will be Kid Cudi. This lineup joins the previously announced Maya Rudolph/Jack Harlow combo (Rudolph is hosting and […]
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"Judas and the Black Messiah" director Shaka King and stars Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield and Dominique Fishback weigh in on whether recent events might impact how audiences will react to the story of Panther revolutionary Fred Hampton.
The new film from Warner Bros. and producer Ryan Coogler co-stars Lakeith Stanfield and is directed by Shaka King.
"Queen and Slim" director Melina Matsoukas, writer Lena Waithe and stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith say the comparisons are misguided, film wanted to show "how human black people are."
Ryan Coogler has teamed up with Charles D. King’s Macro, the production company behind “Fences,” “Mudbound” and “Sorry to Bother You,” to produce a film about iconic black activist, revolutionary and Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton.The film, titled “Jesus Was My Homeboy,” has been set up at Warner Bros, with Shaka King (“Newlyweeds”) on board to direct and produce from a script he wrote with Will Berson (“Sea Oak”).“Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya is in talks to star as Hampton, with fellow “Get Out” actor and “Sorry to Bother You” star Lakeith Stanfield in talks to play William O’Neal, who was enlisted by the FBI to betray Hampton.Also Read: Ryan Coogler to Write and Direct 'Black Panther' Sequel“Jesus Was My Homeboy” will follow the rise and untimely death of Hampton through the eyes of the man who betrayed him, O’Neal. The film will explore how the FBI infiltrated one of the most iconic resistant groups in American history, the psychology of their informant and the assassination of a young political leader who died at the age of only 21.Executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler and Macro’s Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks.Hampton was a respected grass-roots civil rights activist who rose to chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and deputy chairman of the national BPP. The FBI ultimately marked him a threat and in 1969, Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark were killed during a raid by a tactical unit carrying out orders from the Chicago Police Department and the FBI. O’Neal was the man who provided the FBI with detailed plans of Hampton’s apartment.Hampton and Clark’s deaths were initially ruled justifiable homicides and the police claimed the Panthers had initiated hostilities, but a number of investigations pointed to state-sponsored assassination and subsequent civil lawsuits led to settlements by law enforcement and Illinois’ Cook County.Also Read: Ryan Coogler Teams With LeBron James to Produce 'Space Jam 2' for Warner Bros.Kaluuya, who recently starred in Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” is currently filming Melina Matsoukas’s “Queen and Slim” for Universal. The film, which counts Lena Waithe as a producer, follows a couple on a first date that takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.Stanfield recently shot Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out”alongside Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Toni Collette and Michael Shannon for Lionsgate.Coogler is producing Warner Bros’s upcoming “Space Jam” sequel, as well as preparing to write and direct the sequel to Marvel’s “Black Panther.” And Macro’s upcoming slate includes two Netflix projects, a series “Raising Dion” and the film “Tigertail.”Read original story Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Ryan Coogler’s Real-Life Black Panthers Movie At TheWrap
Rising star Jodie Turner-Smith will star opposite Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya in Universal Pictures and Makeready’s “Queen & Slim.” “Insecure” helmer Melina Matsoukas is set to make her feature directing debut from a script by Lena Waithe. The story follows a couple after they’re stopped by the police and how it affects their lives. […]
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Daniel Kaluuya, the British actor and star of Jordan Peele‘s hit horror movie Get Out, defended his casting in the film that explores racial issues in the U.S. While Jackson defended his remarks as not a criticism of black British actors but just a question about Hollywood, Kaluuya, who rose to fame in the U.K. on TV shows such as Skins and Babylon and will soon appear in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and was recently cast as the lead in Steve McQueen‘s Widows, addressed the complaint. “Big up Samuel L. Jackson, because here’s a guy who has broken down doors.
After he drew controversy for criticizing the casting of black British actors in American films on Monday, Samuel L. Jackson clarified his thoughts on the matter. Jackson denied having implied that black British actors are stealing African-Americans’ roles, while also pointing out that opportunities for African-American actors to work in the U.K. are far fewer than... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/samuel-l-jackson-black-british-actors-american-films-1202005374/" title="Read Samuel L. Jackson Explains Black British Actors Comments: ‘I Didn’t Say They Were Taking Anything’">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Get Out has received rave reviews, with director and writer Jordan Peele earning plaudits and rising British actor Daniel Kaluuya being praised as well. Samuel L. Jackson went on Ebro in the Morning, a New York-based morning radio show and explained his issue with Get Out. Jackson then criticized Hollywood’s tendency to cast British actors for American roles, citing the casting of British-born David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma.