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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.

BRITISH ACTOR DAVID AJALA TO STAR IN NEW US DRAMA ‘THE BLACK BOX’

British actor David Ajala has bagged a role in the new ABC 13-episode US drama The Black Box. The Black Box, centres around Elizabeth Black (Kelly Reilly), a world-renowned neuroscientist who appears to have it all but is constantly haunted by her own struggle with mental illness. And that is not the only secret she’s kept locked away from her family and her new fiancé. David will play Will Van Renseller, a professional  chef by trade and caretaker by nature. Congratulations David.

UK NEWS: FORMER CORONATION STREET STAR ZARAAH ABRAHAMS CAST IN NEW SPIKE LEE FILM

The British Blacklist reports that former Coronation Street star Zaraah Abrahams has been cast in a new Spike Lee film. Lee announced the news on his Kickstarter page. English Actor, Ms. Zaraah Abrahams has been offered the Woman Lead in my New Film here on Kickstarter. I first saw Zaraah in Black Girl in Paris, this is a NYU GRAD Thesis Film Directed by Kiandra Parks, a Student of mine. I remember Kiandra screening a rough cut of her film in my NYU Office, as I watched I []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ZOE SALDANA

“We have a Black president right now so why the f**k would I sit down and talk about how hard it is for black women in Hollywood when there’s a Black president in my country?” “When I go after a part, [people] better watch their backs. Not because I’m going to crush everybody, but because I’m going to give the best that I can because I strive for excellence. When you don’t get a part, it is for a reason, and these pieces []

STEVEN SPIELBERG ‘DEMANDED’ THAT MEGAN FOX BE FIRED FROM TRANSFORMERS AFTER HITLER REMARK

Via The Daily Mail Steven Spielberg demanded Megan Fox be fired from the latest Transformers film after she insulted its director, it has been revealed. The Hollywood legend was outraged after the screen beauty compared Michael Bay to Hitler during a press interview. The 25-year-old actress was quickly dumped from the film and replaced by British model Rosie Huntingdon-Whitley. Continue Reading… When Megan said that she had decided not to star in the third installment of Transformers I knew that was lie. After []

UK NEWS: SONY AND WARNER MUSIC WORK EXPERIENCE GIRL SET TO EARN 3 MILLION AS HOLLYWOOD TURNS BLOG IN TO FILM

Via London 24 A former work experience girl has landed a $3 million deal for her cult music industry blog to be turned into a movie. Lotte Mullan’s online journal tells of her experiences as a temp and as a struggling singer battling to be successful. The 25-year-old’s frank entries cover rejection, inappropriate touching, awkward sweaty hugs, the perils of social networking and living in damp-ridden bedsits. After attracting the eye of a literary agent, the blog is now going to form []

HOLLYWOOD SCREEN ICON ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES

Hollywood screen icon Elizabeth Taylor died early this morning at the age of 79. Taylor entered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles two months ago for treatment of symptoms of congestive heart failure. Click HERE to read more… Rest In Peace Elizabeth Taylor.

FILM TRAILER – LEGACY

It’s good to see British born actor Idris Elba in yet another Hollywood blockbuster. The less time Idris has to make ‘music’ the better! Film synopsis via Social Writers Blog Black Ops operative, Malcolm Gray lives in a run-down apartment in Brooklyn after he and his team mates were captured and tortured when they were sent to hunt down an elusive arms dealer. Now back home, he has a new mission which is to take down the man responsible for his capture, []