Biopic

CREATOR AND STAR OF WEB SERIES ‘AWKWARD BLACK GIRL’ SET TO PLAY NINA SIMONE IN LORRAINE HANSBERRY BIOPIC

Shadow & Act reports that Issa Rae, star and creator of the hit US comedy web series Awkward Black Girl, has been cast to play the legendary singer Nina Simone in an up and coming biopic based on the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Issa Rae is set to play Nina Simone, who was a close friend of Lorraine until her death. And Jaleel White will play James Baldwin, Hansberry’s close friend and confidant. Will Stewart (Casting Director for Scandal) is casting the project, with additional announcements []

MORE HOLLYWOOD ANTICS: ZOE SALDANA ON THE SET OF NINA SIMONE BIOPIC (OH DEAR)

Several days ago I posted news about the up and coming Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana (a controversial choice), and photographs of Zoe on set. Click HERE if you missed it. The unauthorised biopic is directed by Cynthia Mort and executive produced by Interscope Records founder Jimmy ‘cretin’ Iovine. Check out more photographs below of Zoe on the set. View more photographs here…. NO COMMENT! Rest In Peace Eunice Kathleen Waymon (Nina Simone)

IDRIS ELBA TO PLAY NELSON MANDELA IN NEW BIOPIC

It has been confirmed that award-winning British actor Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in the up and coming biopic Long Walk To Freedom. The film will chronicle Mandela’s early life and the 27 years he spent in prison. There is no stopping Idris! Congratulations.

MORGAN CREEK PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES START OF ‘TUPAC’ BIOPIC

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late Spring/early Summer on the biopic “TUPAC,”and is currently being cast. The film chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East coast/West coast rap war.   In her support of the upcoming biopic of her late son, Afeni Shakur-Davis said, “I am confident that Morgan []

STEVEN SPIELBERG TO PRODUCE MARTIN LUTHER KING BIOPIC

Via Digital Spy Steven Spielberg has signed up to co-produce a Martin Luther King biopic for DreamWorks, according to Variety. The civil rights leader, who was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39, copyrighted his speeches, books and works. DreamWorks’s project marks the first time that Dr King’s estate have allowed producers to use his intellectual property, such as his famous 1963 ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. “We are all honoured that the King estate is giving us the opportunity to []

THE BROTHER OF COLOMBIAN DRUGS BARON PABLO ESCOBAR TALKS TO THE METRO

Roberto Escobar In an interview with The Metro Newspaper Roberto Escobar, brother of the late notorious drugs baron Pablo Escobar, talks about his brother, how his brother’s choices in life affected his family and the autobiography Escobar. Roberto became the accountant for the Medellín Cartel and later went on to become a professional cyclist and an electrical engineer.  Why have you written this book? I am dedicated to finding a cure for people with HIV and Aids so this book is to raise funds to patent the product []