The Crusaders

Status:  Development Status Unknown as of July 1, 2014
Release Date: TBA
Genre: Drama/Biography
Rating: Unknown
Studio: Landscape Entertainment
Director: TBA
Cast: Terrence Howard, Topher Grace
Story:  A dedicated young lawyer becomes the only white member of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and fights side by side with Thurgood Marshall in the courts to destroy segregation. The landmark 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education helped to end segregation in schools.

Details:  Based on the Jack Greenberg’s “Crusaders in the Courts.” (Source: Movie Insider.com).

The Best Man Holiday

The Best Man HolidayRelease Date: 2/11/14 (DVD);
11/15/13 (Theatrical)
Genre:  Romantic/Comedy
Rating:  R
Studio:  Universal Pictures
Director:  Malcolm D. Lee
Cast:  Taye Diggs (Harper Stewart)
Morris Chestnut (Lance Sullivan)
Terrence Howard (Quentin)
Harold Perrineau (Julian Murch)
Nia Long (Jordan Armstrong)
Sanaa Lathan (Robin)
Monica Calhoun (Mia Morgan)
Melissa De Sousa (Shelby)
Regina Hall (Candace)

Story:  After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall reprise their career-launching roles in The Best Man Holiday, the long-awaited next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited (Synopsis taken from the official site best-man.com).

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler

The ButlerRelease Date: 1/14/14 (DVD); 8/16/13 (theatrical)
Genre: Drama/Biography
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 132 mins.
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Director: Lee Daniels
Forest Whitaker (Cecil Gaines)
Oprah Winfrey (Gloria Gaines)
Mariah Carey (Hattie Pearl)
John Cusack (Richard Nixon)
Jane Fonda (Nancy Reagan)
Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Carter Wilson)
Terrence Howard (Howard)
Lenny Kravitz (James Holloway) John F. Kennedy (James Marsden)
Story: The story of a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. (Synopsis taken from The Weinstein Co., official site).