The Black Count

Status:  Script (as of March 7, 2017) Release Date: TBA Genre:  Biography/Historical Rating: Unknown Studio(s):  Get Lifted Film Co., Parliament of Owls, Sony. Running Time:  Unknown Director: Cary Fukunaga Cast:  TBA Details:  In April 2014 Deadline announced that John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co. partner Mike Jackson, will team with Cary Fukunaga to…

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The Birth of a Nation

Release Date:  10/7/16 (In Theaters) Genre:  Biography/Historical/Drama Rating:  R Studio(s):  Bron Studios, Mandalay Pictures, Phantom Four, Tiny Giant Entertainment Running Time:  110 mins. Director:  Nate Parker Cast:  Nate Parker (Nat Turner), Aunjanue Ellis (Nancy Turner), Armie Hammer (Samuel Turner), Colman Domingo (Hark), Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior, Penelope Ann Miller (Elizabeth…

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Nat Turner: Story of A Prophet

a/k/a The Nat Turner Story Status:  Pre-Production Release Date:  TBA Genre:  Biography/Historical/Drama Rating:  Unknown Studio(s):  TMG Entertainment Running Time: 120 mins. Director:  Bill Duke Cast:  Blair Underwood (Nat Turner), Keith David (Nathanial), Eric Roberts (Captain Hunt), Mindy Robinson (Mary Barrows), Mike Epps (Nelson), Kym Whitley (Momma Bridgette), Lester Speight (Hark), Todd Bridges (Jack Waller), LisaRaye McCoy…

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Critics’ Connection: Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation is the fictional first-hand account of Agu, a creative, intelligent figure who, following a brutal separation from his family, ends up fighting for a squadron of child soldiers as civil war and genocide rage in the unnamed nation around them. Starring Abraham Attah (Agu), Idris Elba (The Commandant).  Directed by Cary…

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Reversion

a/k/a Sophie Release Date: 10/9/15 (Limited) Genre: Thriller/Sci-Fi Rating:  NR Studio(s):  Angel Valley Productions, Serena Films, Sophie Productions. Running Time:  84 mins. Director:  Jose Nestor Marquez Cast:  Aja Naomi King (Sophie Clé), Colm Feore (Jack Clé), Amanda Plummer (Elizabeth), Lela Rochon (Maya), Gary Dourdan (Ayden), Jeanette Samano (Isa Reyes). Story:  Sophie Clé is a delighted…

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Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart

Release Date:  1/23/16; Lifetime Genre:  Drama/Biography Rating:  NR Studio(s):  LINK Entertainment, Lifetime Television Running Time:  120 mins. Director:  Vondie Curtis-Hall Cast:  Toni Braxton (Lex Scott), Tiffany Hines (Tamar Braxton), Debbi Morgan (Evelyn Braxton), Gavin Houston (Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmunds), Skye P. Marshall (Towanda Braxton), Cortney Wright (Traci Braxton), LaToya Franklyn (Trina Braxton). Update:  On 12/17/15 Shadow and…

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