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    Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis All Eyed For Roles In James Brown Biopic

    Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer could be reuniting with their The Help director, Tate Taylor, in his James Brown biopic, which, yesterday, booked Chadwick Boseman in the starring role.

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    Review: Mira Nair’s 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (Opens Friday)

    Review: Mira Nair’s 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (Opens Friday)

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    Review: Mira Nair’s 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    Review: Mira Nair’s 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

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    Nelsan Ellis ('True Blood') To Direct Katori Hall's 'HooDoo Love'

    Nelsan Ellis ('True Blood') To Direct Katori Hall's 'HooDoo Love'

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    Nelsan Ellis Is 'Wainwright' In Mira Nair's International Thriller 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    Lots of Nelsan Ellis news this week; this is the third project announcement we've made since Monday (the other 2 being a feature documentary he's directing called Damn Wonderful and being cast as Martin Luther King Jr in Lee Daniels' upcoming bio&n...

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    Lafayette From 'True Blood' Is MLK In 'The Butler'; It's 'Ten O'Clock' For Rachel Nichols & Luke Wilson Is A 'Million Dollar Man'

    First, “True Blood” fans may feel a tinge of excitement when they read that Bon Temps, Louisiana resident Lafayette Reynolds may be stepping away to the screen for a moment. Beloved “True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis will be lending his talent to “Precious” director ...

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    Nelsan Ellis ('True Blood') Gets Behind The Camera For Feature Doc 'Damn Wonderful'

    Nelsan Ellis is also a director for those who weren't already aware; last year, we featured an ambitious short film he directed titled Page 36, which I saw at the ABFF last summer, and was impressed by. 

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    Lee Daniels Has Found His MLK For 'The Butler' And It's 'Lafayette Reynolds'

    Given the wealth of actors whose names have been announced as cast members in Lee Daniels' upcoming bio The Butler, there has been plenty of speculation about which of those actors will play Martin Luther King Jr.

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    TRUE BLOOD RECAP 5: LET'S BOOT AND RALLY

    It always sucks to be Lafayette. And lately, Nelsan Ellis’s acting has been suffering as he tries to carry this impossible weight.

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