Hulu teaming with Lee Daniels for Sammy Davis Jr. series starring Elijah Kelley

Hulu is teaming up with film director Lee Daniels to tell the story of singer Sammy Davis Jr. There will be an eight-episode series exploring the life of Davis Jr., told through the lens of his racial identity and relationship with the Black community. Actor Elijah Kelley will have the honor of portraying Davis Jr. […]

Common, Ne-Yo added to cast of NBC’s reboot of ‘The Wiz Live!’

It looks like NBC has every intention on making their upcoming live reboot of The Wiz a completely star-studded affair. Per a recent tweet by the network, the latest names added to the growing list of notables participating in the heavily anticipated live adaptation of the classic film are Hairspray actor Elijah Kelley, R&B star Ne-Yo, […]

Tupac Shakur’s biopic will be filmed in Atlanta

Emmett, Furla, and Oasis Films have teamed up with Morgan Creek Productions to co-finance and co-produce Tupac, a biopic based on the 25-year-old late rapper Tupac Shakur. The project, which is said to have a $45 million budget, will bring big business to Atlanta, where it will begin filming in February of next year. The biopic, which […]

Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ne-Yo to Bring Tuskegee Airmen to Life

Hollywood is, once again, delving into the compelling experience of the Tuskegee Airmen, “the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II,” next year with the release of Lucasfilm’s Red Tails, starring actors Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., and acting upstart, singer Ne-Yo. According to The New York Times, Lucasfilm […]