Mercy Please! The ‘Just Mercy’ Trailer Has Been Released!

Mercy Please! The ‘Just Mercy’ Trailer Has Been Released!

The fall/winter movie season means that many Oscar hopefuls will be hitting cinemas in order to compete for the grand prize. With an all-star cast and powerful message behind it, Just Mercy has all the ingredients of a potential award winner.     Based on the memoir of the same name by Bryan Stevenson, the film stars Michael B. Jordan as Stevenson as he moves to Alabama to help those wrongly convicted heinous crimes and cannot afford proper representation. He then decides to represent Walter McMillian, a man convicted of killing an 18-year-old girl despite there being evidence that proves …

‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ Author Marlon James ‘Spent Teen Years in Bedroom’

‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ Author Marlon James ‘Spent Teen Years in Bedroom’

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Man Booker prizewinner Marlon James’s new novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, was released this month to great acclaim. Described as “African Game of Thrones‘ by Michael B. Jordan, who has secured the rights for a TV adaptation, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is predicted to “propel James into a new galaxy of literary stardom.”   Image via The Wall Street Journal.   In an interview with The Guardian, James discussed his “frustratingly middle class” upbringing as the son of police detectives in Jamaica. Despite being kept relatively safe from the turbulent social climate in Jamaica at the time, James did not fare …

Michael B. Jordan to Adapt Marlon James’ ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

Michael B. Jordan to Adapt Marlon James’ ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

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The star of Creed 2 and Black Panther is bringing a recently published novel to the big screen.   Michael B. Jordan and Warner Bros. recently acquired the film rights to Marlon James’ fantasy novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was published on February 5th.   The first in a planned series called the Dark Star trilogy, set against the backdrop of two warring kingdoms in an epic fantasy world, the novel follows a hunter named Tracker who has been hired to find a missing child. The story draws heavily from African history and mythology, with James jokingly describing the …

Michael B. Jordan to Star as Tom Clancy Hero in New Film Series!

Michael B. Jordan to Star as Tom Clancy Hero in New Film Series!

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It looks like another Tom Clancy film series is in the works with Michael B. Jordan to star as the classic Clancy hero, John Clark! This news comes after the positive release of the Amazon’s rebooted Jack Ryan series starring John Krasinski. According to Variety, Paramount Pictures picked up Jordan to play the titular hero while the company was developing two films based on Clancy’s novels Rainbow Six and Without Remorse. Clark was the main character in both novels and Without Remorse will be the first of the two films and will focus on Clark’s origin story.     Image …