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    SXSW: Forest Whitaker's JuntoBox Project To Crowdsource New Films (Video)

    The Oscar-winning actor and producer, director Forest Whitaker has launched a project, JuntoBox Films, that will help you crowdsource your films. Announced at South by Southwest, JuntoBox aims to discover and incubate a new generation of talent in cinema, with an innovative model that marries new t...

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    Forest Whitaker In Negotiations To Headline Lee Daniels' "The Butler" (Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo Also In)

    Last I wrote about this project a couple of weeks ago, Oprah Winfrey was said to be eyeing a role in director Lee Daniels' The Butler, to be produced by Laura Ziskin (Pretty Woman, As Good As It Gets, Spider-Man 1, 2 & 3) - the drama bas...

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    Forest Whitaker Will Be 'The Butler' For Lee Daniels

    Cropping up with all kinds of heat and big names being thrown around a couple of weeks ago, and then going quiet again, it looks as if Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is pushing ahead, and the cast is getting more intriguing with each passing day.

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    Forest Whitaker Named Co-Chair of JuntoBox Films (Indie Film Studio w/ $2.5 Mill in Financing)

    Actor, writer, director, producer, now add studio chair to his resume...

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    Forest Whitaker To Play Desmond Tutu In Roland Joffé's 'The Archbishop And The Antichrist'

    Could this be a return to Forest Whitaker's Oscar winning ways? At least on paper it seems so, as Screen Daily reports that the actor has lined up to play beloved activist and archbishop Desmond Tutu in Roland Joffé's developing "The Archbishop And The Antichrist."

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    'Waiting To Exhale' Sequel To Continue Without Whitney Houston; National Enquirer Planning Doc On Late Singer

    As you already know, Whitney Houston tragically passed away over the weekend, in a shocking death that brought in condolences from around the world. The chart topping singer had spent most of the last few years more on the tabloid pages than on the pop charts, but was poised for something of a comeb...

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    UPDATES On Forest Whitaker/Rachid Bouchareb Feature Collaboration On USA Anti-Arab Paranoia

    A project I profiled last August is now pushing ahead, and some new info about it has surfaced... Forest Whitaker teaming with Oscar-nominated Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb to star in one of a trilogy of English-language films that will explore the complex relationship between t...

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    Marrakech Film Festival '11: Forest Whitaker Working With 'Goodfellas' Writer Nicholas Pileggi On His Louis Armstrong Biopic

    After early supporting roles in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Color of Money," "Platoon," "Stakeout" and "Good Morning, Vietnam," Forest Whitaker finally landed a leading role, winning Best Actor at Cannes in the process, in 1988's "Bird" the biopic of jazz legend Charlie Parker directed by C...

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    Marrakech Film Festival '11: Forest Whitaker Will Direct & Star In Ugandan Child Soldier Tale 'Better Angels'

    Forest Whitaker isn't just an actor with thirty years experience in front of the camera, or an Oscar-winning movie star, but in the late 1990s and early 2000s, he also managed to carve out a second career as a director, debuting with the immensely successful "Waiting To Exhale" before going on to he...

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    Michael Chiklis, Forest Whitaker, Common & Ray Liotta To Star In ‘Pawn’

    This project’s got direct-to-BluRay written all over it. The components include a boring cast: Michael Chiklis and Forest Whitaker (reteaming after both serving time on "The Shield"), Ray Liotta and Common, a first-time director (David A. Armstrong), and a title so generic,...

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