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    BET Announces World Television Premiere Of Sheldon Candis' 'LUV'

    On the heels of the successful debut of BET Premiere Cinema's original movie, Being Mary Jane, the Network has announced the world television broadcast premiere of Sheldon Candis' LUV, which stars Common and introducing Michael Rainey Jr.

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    'LUV' Director Sheldon Candis Talks to S&A About Making the Movie, Casting Common, and the True Story Behind the Film

    2012 Sundance festival drama LUV follows 11-year-old Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.) as he spends a day with his troubled ex-convict Uncle Vincent (Common). As the film nears its January theatrical opening, director Sheldon Candis spoke with S&A about the process behind the film.  

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    Watch: Common is Torn Between Bright Future and Troubled Past as Ex-Con in Trailer for 'LUV' (VIDEO)

    Common stars as a kind of latter-day Stringer Bell in the role of Uncle Vincent, in Sheldon Candis's full-length feature debut "LUV," which world premiered at Sundance this year and comes out in January. A newly-paroled convict with nearly half a twenty-year sentence to his name, Vince...

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