One of today’s best African-American thespians will be playing one of the greatest African-American leaders of all time.
That’s right; Viola Davis is set to play the legendary Harriet Tubman, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. The untitled biopic is one of three projects based off the Underground Railroad leader. According to Time,“WGN has a 10-episode production titled Underground helmed by Akiva Goldsman, while NBC is working on miniseries Freedom Run, produced by Stevie Wonder.”
The film, on which Viola serves as producer, is based on Kate Clifford Larson’s 2003 book Bound for the Promised Land.
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Lifetime is at it again.
The network is making another unauthorized TV movie; this time it’s going to be chronicling the show Full House. According to Gossip Cop:
Similar to last year’s Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, the new Lifetime TV movie will recreate the behind-the-scenes happenings of the show as well as give fans an inside look at the cast of “Full House” and how they all became close friends.
Rob McGee, who wrote the Saved By The Bell movie for the network, will also be penning the Unauthorized Full House Story.
After the Aaliyah: Princess of R&B debacle, we hope they do this one justice.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 28, 2015
Kendrick Lamar just added pitcher to his long resume.
The “King Kunta” Compton-bred rapper threw the first pitch at the L.A Dodgers game against the San Francisco Giants last night and unlike some, K.Dot did pretty well. He had good form, the ball reached its target, and he seemed thoroughly relieved.
Watch the clip above.
Chris Evans is one committed man.
The blue-eyed hunk, mostly known for his role as Captain America, revealed that his schedule pretty much revolves around The Avengers film. Chris told Esquire:
“You know, you plan around the Marvel responsibilities. You have to. We start [Captain America: Civil War] in a couple weeks, and then that shoots until August or something like that. August or September. Then I’ve got some downtime and I can do with it as I please. Then we start the Infinity War, I think, some time in the third quarter. Fall or winter of 2016. That’s going to be like nine months to shoot both movies back to back.”
With Avengers: Age of Ultron hitting theaters on May 1, Chris has his hands full for the next couple of years.