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    Richard Ayoade Finds His Lead For Adaptation Of Dostoevsky‘s "The Double"

    Now that his directorial debut Submarine has had its moment in the spotlight, talented Brit, Richard Ayoade , is on to the next one (to quote Jay-Z).

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    Viola Davis Creates Production Company w/ Period Piece On Black Homesteaders + New HBO Deal Project

    Just read a new Times magazine profile of Viola Davis in anticipation of the release of The Help, which she stars in. But don't worry, while the article laments Ms Davis' *unfair* status in the industry, having to play supporting BBF or downtrodden roles more often than not (she took the minister ro...

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    What Would You Say Is The Most Important Black Film Of The Decade?

    Funny but we haven't asked this question before on S & A, so why not go ahead ask it now. What, in your opinion, is the most important black film of the past decade? For me the answer is pretty obvious... Precious.

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    Black/White French Buddy Comedy "Les Intouchables" To Premiere At San Sebastian + USA Remake News

    A new French film I wrote about titled Intouchables (Untouchable), will make its world premiere as the closing night film at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain next month.

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    Idris Elba Will Direct Music Video For 1st Single From Angie Stone's Upcoming Album

    Idris Elba has already expressed his interest in directing, with a feature film project already being developed for him to helm some time in the next year, which would be his directorial debut. The BBC-commission film is said to be "a small tale about a young girl" which he's been working on for abo...

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    Vivica Fox Talks Role In "Femme Fatales," Casting Choices, The "Vivica Fox" Brand, New Talk Show...

    Recorded at Comic-Con late last month. Shaky camera work, but I actually enjoyed the 13-minute conversation, and even got to know her a little more - especially when she talks about her motivations in the latter half of the recording.

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    Louis Armstrong Was Born Today... What's Going On With Forest Whitaker's Biopic? Charles Dutton's?

    Today in history... August 4th 1901, jazzman Louis Armstrong (aka Satchmo), one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, was born in New Orleans, LA, the grandson of slaves.

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    Dee Rees ("Pariah") Signs w/ WME; Hired To Pen Script For Original Thriller Next

    Writer/director of Pariah, Dee Rees has reportedly switched representation, moving from UTA, who initially signed her soon after her film debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, to WME. No particular reasons were given.

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    Seriously, Is New Black Latino Spiderman Getting Live-Action Movie Treatment? Marvel Exec Speaks

    Yesterday's news, which Jasmin posted here, announcing that Marvel Comics is introducing a new Spider-Man, who happens to be a blacktino (I didn't coin the term by the way) teen named Miles Morales, shook the web, with fanboys and girls jeering the, uhh, colorful switch.

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    Preview British Girl Gang Revenge Thriller "SKET"

    It's a British film called SKET and is described as a "girl gang retribution thriller," and stars some of the UK's young black talent, like Ashley Walters, Richie Campbell, Adelayo Adedayo, and Riann Steele.

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