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    First Trailer For 'Black Nativity' Sings Its Way Onto Your Computer Screen...

    It debuted tonight during the BET Awards broadcast. Here's the first trailer for Fox Searchlight's Black Nativity, directed by Kasi Lemmons, which is set for a November 27, 2013 release.

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    LAFF: Forest Whitaker's JuntoBox Films Announces Greenlight of Fifth Feature, 'The Driver'

    Today at the Los Angeles Film Festival, JuntoBox Films, a collaborative film studio chaired by Forest Whitaker, announced the greenlight of the company's fifth feature film: "The Driver." Whitaker was recently named one of Indiewire's Influencers for his founding of JuntoBox and Significant Producti...

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    'The Butler' Poster Features a Powerful Image and a Slew of A-List Names

    Ahead of its new August 16 release date (it was previously slated to bow in October), The Weinstein Company has unveiled the poster for their Oscar hopeful drama "The Butler." The film is a biopic of Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who served under eight presidents including Joh...

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    Forest Whitaker In Talks To Play Martin Luther King Jr. In Paul Greengrass' 'Memphis'

    One of at least 5 film projects in the works based on either the life of MLK, or some significant period during his 39 years on this planet, director Paul Greengrass' MLK assassination pic, Memphis, was once a sure-thing, before the studio initially set to back it, Universal Pictures, decided a...

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    Forest Whitaker To Play Martin Luther King Jr. In Paul Greengrass' Revived Biopic 'Memphis'

    It has been a long journey for Paul Greengrass' "Memphis." Originally greenlit by Universal and slated for a February 2012 release on Martin Luther King Jr weekend, the movie was scuttled in the spring of 2011, as the studio grew nervous when the estate of the late civil rights leader became critica...

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    Watch: Cannes Clips Including 'Zulu' With Orlando Bloom & Forest Whitaker, Claire Denis' 'Bastards,' Jia Zhangke's 'A Touch of Sin' & More

    To the outsider, the Cannes Film Festival can be a nebulous thing. Even if you know the filmmaker or the cast, sometimes you need more context than a review to give you a sort of firmer grasp of the shape, texture and tone of a movie. Clips from the festival are landing left and right, so we thought...

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    New Pics From Cannes Closer 'Zulu' Starring Orlando Bloom & Forest Whitaker

    We may not be head over heels excited about Jérôme Salle’s “Zulu,” which will be the closing film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but what’s great about Cannes are all the hidden possibilities. A greatly anticipated film might get booed at, while a film under everyone’s radar can be the talk of...

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    Watch Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda and Pretty Much Half of Hollywood in The Trailer For Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

    The Weinstein Company has dropped the trailer for Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the director's ridiculously star-studded follow-up to "The Paperboy."

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    Watch Forest Whitaker In Action In Clip From Crime Drama 'Pawn'

    Watch Forest Whitaker In Action In Clip From Crime Drama 'Pawn'

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    Book-To-Film Report: That 'Zulu' That Who Do? (The 2013 Cannes Closing Film Source Material)

    It was announced this morning that Zulu would be the closing night film at this year's Cannes Film Festival next month. With that in mind, here's a look at the book the film is based on, and how it might translate to the screen. It was posted a year ago, when the project was first announced. NOTE:...

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