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'Opposite Of Always': Paramount Players To Adapt Justin A. Reynolds' Debut Novel

Justin A. Reynolds young adult novel Opposite of Always will get the feature film adaptation by Paramount Players. According to Deadline, the film will focus on a young Black man named Jack who meets Kate, a young Black woman he ends up falling in love with at a party. Their relationship grows until Kate dies from a genetic condition. But her death sends Jack back to the day he met...

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Janelle Monáe To Star In Secretive New Film At Lionsgate From Activists Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz

Janelle Monáe is the star of an upcoming Lionsgate film by activist filmmaking team Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz, according to an exclusive report from Deadline. The film will be the duo's debut as feature writers and directors. Virtually nothing is known about this film or Monáe's role, but we can expect the film to tackle social issues. According to Deadline, the filmmaking team...

Broadway,News

Actress Ousted From UK Production Of 'The Color Purple' Musical After Anti-LGBT Remarks

Looks like the U.K. stage production of The Color Purple will have to find a new Celie. Playbill reports that Seyi Omooba, who was cast as Celie for the U.K. production of the popular Broadway musical, has left the production because of controversy surrounding her anti-LGBT stance. According to the article, one of her Facebook posts from 2014 came back to haunt her. In the post, she...

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'Hair Love': Sony Pictures Animation Picks Up Matthew A. Cherry’s Short Film

Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry's animated short Hair Love has been a huge hit on social media even while it was in its Kickstarter crowdfunding stage. Now, it's incredible to report that Sony Animation has picked up Cherry's short and will bring it to a wide audience. The film focuses on a young Black dad named Stephen who learns how to do his daughter Zuri's hair for the first time....

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This 'Us' Review Ruined The Film's 100 Percent Rotten Tomatoes Rating — But It Doesn't Make Sense

It only takes one apple to ruin the bunch, and unfortunately, Us' perfect 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes score has been tainted by a Petty Betty. Nigel Andrews of the Financial Times decided to stick his two cents into the Us conversation. Giving the film a 2 out of 5, Andrews panned Jordan Peele's latest film, describing it in the most confusing way possible. "Us seems merely the...