Nightingale

Release Date:  5/29/15; HBO (6/17/14 – Los Angeles Film Festival) Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Running Time: 83 mins. Studio(s):  Sea Smoke Entertainment, BN Films, Yoruba Saxon Productions, HBO Films. Director:  Elliott Lester Cast:  David Oyelowo (Peter Snowden), Barlow Jacobs (Beasley), Heather Storm (Newscaster). Story:  Nightingale is a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of…

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Middle of Nowhere

Release Date:  1/13/15 (DVD, Digital HD, On Demand); 10/12/12 (Theatrical Release, limited) Genre:  Drama Rating:  R Running Time:  97 mins. Studio:  Forward Movement,  Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Code Black Films Director:  Ava DuVernay Cast:  Emayatzy Corinealdi ((Ruby) Omari Hardwick (Derek), Edwina Findley (Rosie), Lorraine Toussaint (Ruth), David Oyelowo (Brian), Sharon Lawrence (Fraine), Maya Gilbert (Gina).…

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Selma

Release Date:  January 9, 2015 Genre:  Drama/Biography Rating: Unknown Studio:  Paramount Pictures, Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment, Lee Daniels Entertainment Director:  Ava DuVernay Cast:  David Oyelowo (Martin Luther King, Jr.), Oprah Winfrey (Annie Lee Cooper), Carmen Ejogo (Coretta Scott King), Lorraine Toussaint (Amelia Boynton), Giovanni Ribisi (Lee C. White), Tim Roth…

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Nina

Release Date:  2016 Studio(s):  Ealing Studios, Londinium Films, RLJ Entertainment Director: Cynthia Mort Genre: Drama/Biography Cast:  Zoe Saldana (Nina Simone),  David Oyelowo (Clifton Henderson), Mike Epps (Richard Pryor), Alexa Davalos (Olivia), Ella Thomas (Lorraine Hansberry), Ella Joyce (Clifton’s Mom) Story:  She was one of the century’s most extraordinary talents, a 15-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Hall of Fame…

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Sweet Thunder

Status:  Development Unknown (Script as of 1/17/17) Release Date:  TBA Genre:  Drama/Biography Rating:  Not Available Studio:  Specialty Films Director:  Not Available Cast: David Oyelowo, Danny Strong Details:  Deadline reports that David Oyelowo is ready to play iconic boxer Sugar Ray Robinson in a biopic based on the Wil Haygood biography Sweet Thunder: The Life And…

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