Day: January 24, 2014

BRITISH ACTOR JOHN BOYEGA TO PLAY OLYMPIAN JESSE OWENS IN BIOPIC

Shadow and Act reports that Attack The Block star John Boyega has been cast to play Jesse Owens in the biopic Race. The biopic will focus on Owens, the son of an Alabama sharecropper who later went on to shatter Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by winning a record four gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the 400-meter relay. Shooting is set to begin in 2015. YESSSSSSSSSSSS! Congratulations John.

UK FILM: ORTEGA AND HIS ENEMIES (TRAILER)

A film by director Malcolm A Benson based on original British drama with some Nollywood twists. John Ortega loses everything in his quest for justice and to keep his relationship. Written and Directed by Malcolm A Benson. Produced by M A Benson and Matthew C Martino. A Benalex Media Production featuring Darrell Las Quevas, Adi Alfa, Uche Odoputa, Rita Nzelu, Dean Ekperigin, Gary Douglas, Alexandra Johnston, Malcolm Benson, Theo Handen, Sharan Atwal.

LENNY HENRY WANTS TO STOP BLACK BRITISH TALENT FLEEING TO AMERICA

Comedian/actor Lenny Henry is very outspoken these days over the plight of Britain’s black talent. I had this to say about Lenny in a previous post: When Lenny was cock of the walk at the BBC back in the 1980s and in a position to help implement change he never really spoke out about the lack of diversity in television . But almost three decades later (and no longer cock of the walk at Auntie Beeb) Lenny is now chairing committees, speaking out []