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Common In Talks To Join Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy And Elizabeth Moss In DC/Vertigo Mob Drama 'The Kitchen'

Common is in "advanced negotiations" to join Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss in New Line's adaptation of the DC Comics (under the Vertigo imprint) woman-led mob drama The Kitchen.  The Kitchen centers on the wives of mobsters (Haddish, McCarthy, Moss) who take over their husbands' businesses after they are arrested by the FBI.  It is set in the 1970s, and the...

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Victoria Mahoney Tapped As Second Unit Director For 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Victoria Mahoney has been selected as the second unit director for Star Wars: Episode IX, directed by J.J. Abrams. After Mahoney teased the news last week, Ava DuVernay announced her position on social media Tuesday. Happy to share this historic news. A black woman directing stories in a galaxy far, far away. First unit director #JJAbrams. Second unit director @VictoriaMahoney....

News,Television

BET Continues To Set New Programming: Orders Hip-Hop/Tech Dramedy, Drama Series 'Games Divas Play' And A Flurry Of Unscripted Shows

After news broke last week that BET was ordering three new scripted series and two new unscripted series they've unveiled the full slate during their upfronts presentation. Official confirmation came on Tuesday that the network ordered a half-hour comedy reboot of the film Boomerang, a Will Packer dramedy, Peachtree Place, and a show inspired by Soul Train/the life of Don Cornelius...

Film,News

John Ridley To Write, Direct Film Adaptation Of His DC Comics Series 'The American Way' For Blumhouse

John Ridley is writing and directing what'll be a timely film adaptation of his DC Comics series (under the Wildstorm and Vertigo imprints) The American Way, for Blumhouse. It will specifically be an adaptation of 2017's The American Way: Those Above and Those Below. The series first began as a follow up to The Ameican Way graphic novel. Here is a synopsis from Deadline, who...

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Check Out The Exclusive Poster For 'Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat'

Shadow and Act has the exclusive poster premiere for the Jean-Michel Basquiat documentary, Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat. It first premiered at TIFF and will get a theatrical release through Magnolia on May 11. The film follows Basquiat's life pre-fame and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist...