First Look| Octavia Spencer as Madame C. J. Walker

The upcoming Netflix series titled, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walkeris based on the book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles. 
On Her Own Ground is the first full-scale, definitive biography of Madam C. J. Walker—the legendary African American entrepreneur and philanthropist—by her great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles.The daughter of slaves, Madam C. J. Walker was orphaned at seven, married at fourteen and widowed at twenty. She spent the better part of the next two decades laboring as a washerwoman for $1.50 a week. Then—with the discovery of a revolutionary hair care formula for black women—everything changed. By her death in 1919, Walker managed to overcome astonishing odds: building a storied beauty empire from the ground up, amassing wealth unprecedented among black women and devoting her life to philanthropy and social activism. Along the way, she formed friendships with g…

First Image of 'Sylvie's Love' the Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha Jazz Era Romance

Written and directed by Eugene Ashe, this film is having its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020.
Sundance has this to say about the film: The jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the New York summer of 1957. Sylvie helps around her father’s record store as she waits for her fiancé to return from war—until sweet saxophonist Robert walks in looking for a day job to subsidize his residency at the Blue Morocco lounge. This chance meeting kindles a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they’ve felt before. Sylvie’s mother immediately disapproves and reminds Sylvie of her engagement, while Robert’s band books their first big gig overseas. As time passes, the sexual revolution begins, and Motown becomes king, the two fall in and out of each other’s arms, but never out of love.
Cast Tessa Thompson as Sylvie Nnamdi Asomugha as Robert Ryan Michelle Bathe as Kate Regé-Jean Page as Chico Aja Naomi King as Mona Lance Reddick as Herbert MC Lyte as Mikki Alano Mi…

Respect Trailer | Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin

Watch Jennifer Hudson capture The Queen of Soul's essence in this short trailer for the upcoming 2020 Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect.

Cast Announced for ABC's 'Good Times' Live in Front of a Studio Audience Event

ABC's is set to release a second Live in Front of a Studio Audience event from Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear. This time the event will feature a live episode of the much beloved series, Good Times! As you recall the first episode of Live in Front of a Studio Audience featured All in the Family and The Jeffersons. The second will feature All in the Family and Good Times episodes. 

The cast includes Andre Braugher as James Evans, Viola Davis as Florida Evans, Jay Pharoah as J.J. Evans, Corinne Foxx as Thelma Evans, Asante Blackk as Michael Evans, and Tiffany Haddish as Willona Woods.
The executive producer team has added Kerry Washington to the team. Washington played Helen Willis from The Jeffersons in the first episode of Live in Front of a Studio Audience. 
The release date has yet to be announced.

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Fantasy Film 'Come Away' to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival in January 2020

Come Away is a period fantasy film which serves as a prequel to the stories of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. In this prequel Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Peter from Peter Pan are siblings. Alice and Peter's parents Jack and Rose are being portrayed by Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo (both actors also have producer roles).

This is big news because that means in this take both Peter Pan and Alice will be mixed race characters.

Official Description Before Alice found Wonderland, and Peter became Pan, they were brother and sister. When their brother dies in an accident, they seek to save their parents from downward spirals until finally they're forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland.

Cast David Oyelowo as Jack Littleton Keira Chansa as Alice Littleton Jordan Nash as Peter Littleton Clarke Peters as Hatter Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Adult Alice David Gyasi as Captain James
Reece Yates as David Littl…

Courtney B. Vance Joins Nat Geo's 'Genius' | Casting

Courtney B. Vance has joined Cynthia Erivo in the third season of National Geographic's anthology series, Genius: Aretha. The first two seasons of Genius were about Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein.
Vance is set to portray Aretha's father, C.L. Franklin. C.L. Franklin is described as "A star in his own right, C.L.’s legendary sermons were published and sold in record stores and broadcast on a weekly radio show, and he booked national ministry tours and public appearances. C.L. had a close but fraught relationship with his daughter and supported her throughout her career, most notably when he encouraged her transition from singing gospel to more popular genres."

On his casting Vance stated: “It’s an honor to join the Genius: Aretha team, and to bring to life the magnificent story of the Queen of Soul, an amazing woman who my wife, Angela, and I loved dearly. Aretha’s father, C.L. Franklin, had a profound impact on her trajectory from a girl in a gospel choir to a glo…