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    Interview: Director Malik Vitthal Explains the Similarities Between War-Torn Nations and the Hood With 'Imperial Dreams'

    Writer-director Malik Vitthal spoke with Shadow And Act about casting Boyega, telling a story that honored the community of Watts, and the effect his film had on its real-life inspiration, Bobby "Yay Yay" Jones.

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    John Boyega as Black Panther?

    The actor teased the potential for his casting via his Twitter page yesterday

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    Another Black Actor Joins The Cast Of 'Star Wars Episode VII'

    With John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo's rumored involvement, and now Crystal Clarke's casting, this could be the *blackest* "Star Wars" ever.

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    Exclusive: Monterey Media & Vimeo Team Up for US Digital Premiere of 'Half of a Yellow Sun' + Watch New Clip

    The film will be available for rental ($3.99) and purchase ($12.99) on Vimeo On Demand, starting this Sunday, June 29th.

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    'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Gets Week-Long Engagement in Chicago Starting Next Week

    'Half Of A Yellow Sun' makes its Chicago premiere next week for a week long engagement

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    Rumor: Which Character Is Getting A Luke Skywalker-Like Arc In 'Star Wars: Episode 7'?

    Who will be this generation's Luke Skywalker? With J.J. Abrams now kicking off a new trilogy with "Star Wars: Episode 7," one that looks back at George Lucas' franchise and starts with the inclusion of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, while also looking forward with a cast of young up a...

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    Anthony Mackie Races To Jesse Owens Biopic, But Won't Play Tune For Buddy Bolden Pic

    We here at the Playlist have been firmly in the tank for Anthony Mackie since at least 2006’s “Half Nelson,” if not Spike Lee’s wildly uneven “She Hate Me,” so it’s nice to see Hollywood finally coming around and recognizing his talent. As “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” continues its victory ...

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    John Boyega Will Be Replaced By Stephan James In Jesse Owens Biopic

    John Boyega Will Be Replaced By Stephan James In Jesse Owens Biopic

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    John Boyega Exits Jesse Owens Biopic For 'Star Wars' - Who Should Replace Him In The Part?

    John Boyega Exits Jesse Owens Biopic For 'Star Wars' - Who Should Replace Him In The Part?

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    The Indie Roots of the New 'Star Wars' Cast

    This week, after a steady stream of leaks threatened to become an out-of-control geyser, Disney announced the cast for their forthcoming, as-yet-un-subtitled "Star Wars – Episode VII." Alongside returning favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhem and Kenny Ba...

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