Directed by Roland Joffé (“The Killing Fields”), “The Forgiven” is based on a play by Michael Ashton, and stars Forest Whitaker as the real-life figure of South African activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Continue Reading →
Screen Rant reports that Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato is developing The Godfather of Harlem, a prequel series to Ridley Scott’s classic crime film American Gangster, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Forest Whitaker set for the lead role. Continue Reading →
By: Dontré L. Conerly
By the time Forest Whitaker takes his final bow for the curtain of “Hughie,” most other plays on Broadway are only ¾ of the way into their first act. Eugene O’ Neill’s 60-minute play—in which Whitaker makes his Broadway debut—usually shares the billing with another work to extend both the time and value of a night out at the theatre, if not to also provide a sense of completion to a work that lacks a sense of purpose and leaves the audience without a takeaway.
Hughie is set in the lobby of a small midtown hotel on the West Side of Manhattan where Erie Smith, a drunken, small-time hustler, is mourning the recent death of the hotel’s night clerk, Hughie. Continue Reading →
The 19th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) opens with the premier of DOPE, with a Harlem team of co-executive producer Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, musician and actor A$AP Rocky, and the evening will be hosted by living legend Doug E. Fresh. Continue Reading →
There is definitely a Harlem imprint on this critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. Continue Reading →