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Oprah Winfrey to star in Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time

Admittedly it's been quite a while since I last read Madeleine L'Engle "A Wrinkle in Time" (elementary school), but I recall quite enjoying it. The acclaimed novel " revolves around a young girl whose father, a government scientist, has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract, which involves being transported to a fifth dimension with...
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Lee Daniels says good-bye to directing the Richard Pryor biopic

Just when you thought that long-in-development Richard Pryor might finally be on the path to getting made, another snag has come up throwing it off-track once more.  Director Lee Daniels , who appeared to finally be the filmmaker able to wrangle this film to the big screen for The Weinstein Company, has departed the project, with his busy schedule serving as the scapegoat...
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Selma's Ava DuVernay to direct A Wrinkle in Time for Disney

Ava DuVernay is certainly making her way up in the cinematic world! From former publicist to having directed the Academy Award-winning film SELMA, DuVernay is now working with Disney and FROZEN writer Jennifer Lee to bring Madeleine LíEngle's novel, "A Wrinkle in Time," to life. The book, published back in 1963, follows a young girl, Meg Murry, whose scientist father has gone...
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Ava DuVernay being courted to helm A Wrinkle in Time & Intelligent Life

Deadline has learned that SELMA director Ava DuVernay is being wooed by Disney and Amblin to helm two different features. According to the site, the Mouse House has offered her A WRINKLE IN TIME, a big screen adaptation of the Madeleine L’Engle fantasy novel of the same name, and she's also in negotiations with Steven Spielberg 's production company to direct...
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Tracy Morgan becoming Redd Fox for Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic

It's been a long trip through development in order for a Richard Pryor biopic to get made, but it appears we're closer than ever to it finally happening. Granted, I won't believe it until cameras start rolling, as this project has been on the precipice of being a real thing before only for everything to collapse. However, Lee Daniels is moving ahead with his casting, believing this...
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Eddie Murphy lands role in Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor biopic

It was over a year ago when news broke that Lee Daniels was in talks to tackle the story of famed comedian Richard Pryor . One of the names brought up to play Richard Pryor was Eddie Murphy , a move that surprised no one as he had been connected to the role when Bill Condon was on-board to direct. However as we now know, the role ended up going to Mike Epps . Those...
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Selma's Ava DuVernay says she's down for directing a Marvel movie

You can add another filmmaker to the list of directors who are up for helming a Marvel movie; SELMA's Ava DuVernay recently told HitFix she is open to directing a movie for the studio. DuVernay says she's not that familiar with Marvel's comics or their superheroes ( "That would probably be the first step, figuring out what they got over there." ) but said if...
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Selma's Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo set to tackle hurricane Katrina film

You may have heard of a little picture called SELMA that's been snowballing into a media frenzy since it hit theaters in limited release. At the very least, you're probably aware that it has earned itself no less than a Best Picture nomination in this year's Academy Awards. You can check out our review of the film here , but it goes without saying that the relatively new...
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Spike Lee has some choice words on this year's Oscar snubs

A lot has been made of this year's nominations for the Academy Awards with several citing an out of touch voting panel and a near whitewashing of the acting and directing categories. Specifically, the lack of nominations for David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay seemes to have pissed a lot of people off. So, naturally, we are going to hear about it from everybody from...
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Review: Selma

PLOT: The true story of Dr. Martin Luther King ( David Oyelowo ) and his involvement in the landmark civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. REVIEWS: Some movies canít help but be timely and man, is SELMA ever timely. Watching SELMA, itís tempting to look back in disgust at the terrible injustices that African-Americans in the South had to deal with just fifty...
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The Butler's Lee Daniels turns his head towards horror with Demon House

When it comes to Lee Daniels (THE BUTLER, PRECIOUS), all talk has pointed towards a Richard Pryor biopic starring Mike Epps . However it looks as if Daniels is also itching to dive into the horror genre with a tale about demonic possession dubbed DEMON HOUSE. The story is based on the real-life Latoya Ammons, in which her and her family claimed to have been under the attack and...
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Oprah Winfrey to play Richard Pryor's brothel-running grandmother

Oprah Winfrey has always treated acting as a hobby more than a career, but since the end of her iconic talk show and the formation of her own cable network, Winfrey has found time to stretch her thespian muscles. After a substantial role in Lee Daniels ' drama THE BUTLER and Ava DuVernay's upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr film SELMA, Winfrey is looking to make a very uncharacteristic...
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