Regina King to Direct ‘One Night in Miami’!

Regina King to Direct ‘One Night in Miami’!

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Regina King, 2018 recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, will direct the film adaptation of Kemp Powers’ debut play, One Night in Miami, a play which features Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, and Jim Browne!   Image Via Time Magazine Let’s take a look at the history. On the night of February 25th 1964, Cassius Clay, Nationa of Islam leader Malcolm X, singer/songwriter and record producer Sam Cooke and NFL footballer Jim Brown were all in the same Miami hotel room celebrating Clay’s surprise title win over Sonny …

Marwan Kenzari Nabbed for ‘Old Guard’ Film Adaptation!

Marwan Kenzari Nabbed for ‘Old Guard’ Film Adaptation!

Marwan Kenzari, who recently played Jafar in Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake, Skydance and Netflix’s adaptation of Greg Rucka’s The Old Guard.   Image Via Image Comics A tragedy of immortality,  The Old Guard follows Andy, the leader of elite group of super soldiers who has been alive since ancient Greece. He leads this rag-tag team of immortals, which has two members who were on opposing sides during the Crusades. They’ve lived through many wars, but now they’ve encounter encountered a genuine threat in the technology age when a black woman serving in the Marines turns out to be an immortal, forcing them into action just as an …

Barry Jenkins’ ‘Underground Railroad’ Adaptation Fills Out Cast

Barry Jenkins’ ‘Underground Railroad’ Adaptation Fills Out Cast

Barry Jenkins, the director of If Beale Street Could Talk, has another literary adaptation in the works at Amazon.   Published in 2016, The Underground Railroad is an alternative history novel about two slaves, Cora and Caesar, who make a bid for freedom by following the Underground Railroad. The draw to the story is that the railroad is depicted as an actual railroad rather than just a series of safe routes.     The series has been in development for two years now, beginning after Jenkins’ film Moonlight won the Oscar for Best Picture. Now, three actors have been cast. …