Yvonne Orji is developing a semi-autobiographical comedy series at Disney Plus that boasts David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey among its executive producers, Variety has learned. Titled "First Gen," the half-hour show is based on Orji's personal experiences growing up as a Nigerian immigrant in America. As a child, she’s caught between trying to honor her parents […]
George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo and Kyle Chandler talk new sci-fi thriller "The Midnight Sky."
David Oyelowo shared a special memory of his visit to the White House, and how George Clooney soured that memory.
“I live my life from the perspective of 'I must be part of the solution and not the problem,'” the "Selma" star told Access Hollywood.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, calls itself “committed to progress” after stars from the film “Selma” say they were admonished for wearing “I can’t breathe” shirts in 2014 after the death of Eric Garner.
Lupita Nyong'o remembered her young "Queen of Katwe" co-star Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who died Saturday from a brain tumor, as a “sweet, warm, talented girl.”
Nikita Pearl Waligwa, a child star in Disney's "Queen of Katwe," was first diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016.
The Jacob Aaron Estes-directed film premiered at Sundance in January, where it was known as "Relive."
<a href="https://deadline.com/tag/pbs/" id="auto-tag_pbs">PBS</a>’ <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/masterpiece/" id="auto-tag_masterpiece">Masterpiece</a> has released the first trailer for Les Misérables, the upcoming six-part event adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, set for premiere on Masterpiece in 2019. A co-production from Lookout Point and <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/bbc/" id="auto-tag_bbc">BBC</a> Studios, the drama stars Dominic West as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as Javert, Lily Collins as Fantine and Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier. Penned by Andrew Davies (Pride & Prejudice), the non-musical adaptation of the…
"Gringo" co-stars Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo share a story about how the ice wasn't the only thing breaking when they first met.
"I've played a couple of bitches in my life," Charlize Theron told us. "You know, Picasso had the Blue Period. I definitely had a bitch period."
Get a first look at David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, and more in Nash Edgerton's new darkly comedic thriller.
David Oyelowo is one of the most insightful ambassadors for inclusion in the film industry. As he was breaking through in Selma, the Oxford native born to Nigerian parents was in the lengthy process of developing A United Kingdom. In fact, four of his last five films (A United Kingdom, Queen of Katwe, Five Nights in Maine, and Selma) have been directed by women, and that isn’t a coincidence.
Paris Jackson, who made her television debut on Fox’s drama Star, is set for her feature film debut in Nash Edgeton’s untitled comedic thriller for Amazon.
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.
As President Trump’s attempted ban against travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries continues to dominate headlines, the new biopic A United Kingdom starring David Oyelowo (Selma, Queen of Katwe) as African prince Seretse Khama seems particularly relevant.
Queen of Katwe hits theaters in wide release this weekend, and Yahoo Movies sat down with stars David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o to talk about their reactions to the emotional film that tells the tale of a Ugandan girl who sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. “I remember the first time I saw it, and I have to admit to quite a bit of ugly crying,” Oyelowo said. Nyong’o has also been deeply affected by the film.
Hollywood has a long history of films set on the continent of Africa — yet the overwhelming majority of have been told through the perspective of a white character. The African Queen, Out of Africa, Gorillas in the Mist, Blood Diamond, Tarzan, The Last King of Scotland, we could go on and on. “We are exhausted by it,” Lupita Nyong’o told Yahoo Movies (watch above) at the Toronto press day for her new drama, Queen of Katwe.
David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in real-life 1947 romance between prince (and then king) of Botswana and a white London office worker