We’ve got The Butler coming up right as I go back to Grey’s. I also played a role in They Die By Dawn, an all-Black Western that we shot here at Melody Ranch in California with Idris Elba, Michael Kenneth Williams, Isaiah Washington, Erykah Badu, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Roger Guenveur Smith, a sick cast. It’s a 40-minute pitch project for a long-form Black Western with an amazing director, Jeymes Samuel, out of London. He’s a really intriguing talent for both writing and directing, and there’s amazing cinematography. READ MORE
Waiting in EBONY.com’s lobby, the actor, whose career has spanned three decades, bares an uncanny resemblance to, well his younger self— you know the handsome golden brown man-child we collectively fell for in “Waiting to Exhale” and “New Jersey Drive”. The thing is, Faison is all grown up.
At 38, he’s an accomplished big and small screen success. READ MORE
“He has a lot of the same characteristics of a Captain America: great character, good values… But it’s a little more difficult, maybe, creating [a world like Wakanda]. It’s always easier basing it here. For instance, ‘Iron Man 3′ is rooted right here in Los Angeles and New York. When you bring in other worlds, you’re always faced with those difficulties.”
So, let me get this straight – it’s apparently not-so difficult to create the fictional worlds in Thor, or the upcomingGuardians Of The Galaxy (with its bizarre team of interstellar heroes), but Wakanda will be more of a challenge? I hope that’s not what’s holding up a Black Panther movie. READ MORE
Morgan Freeman has starred as Batman’s gadget guru, Lucius Fox, in all three entries in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. On the eve of The Dark Knight Rises, the acclaimed actor dishes on the wealth gap, legalizing marijuana, gay marriage, and the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes rumors. READ MORE
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EBONY: When I first saw the trailer, my first thoughts were, ‘Oh wow. Tarantino and Hudlin are ballsy. What they’re effectively doing is giving the Inglorious Basterds treatment to pre-civil war.’ That’s what you’re doing, right?
Reginald Hudlin: Yes! It’s like when he first started talking about Inglorious Basterds to me, years before the movie got made, Quentin said, ‘World War II was the war about racism, right?’ Because the Nazis said, ‘we’re the master race.’ So, you know, these are the things that he cares about and he thinks about … these are the things that he knows and are passionate about, and certainly the kind of movies that I always wanted to make, being a person who grew up on Blaxploitation, which was all about black folk kicking ass and taking names. I’m like, Yes, I’m down with that program. Let’s do that. READ MORE