The American Gangster Prequel Series The Godfather Of Harlem With Forest Whitaker In Development

Screen Rant reports that Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato is developing  The Godfather of Harlem, a prequel series to Ridley Scott’s classic crime film American Gangster, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Forest Whitaker set for the lead role. Continue Reading →

‘Hughie’ Not a Win for Whitaker

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By: Dontré L. Conerly

By the time Forest Whitaker takes his final bow for the curtain of “Hughie,” most other plays on Broadway are only ¾ of the way into their first act. Eugene O’ Neill’s 60-minute play—in which Whitaker makes his Broadway debut—usually shares the billing with another work to extend both the time and value of a night out at the theatre, if not to also provide a sense of completion to a work that lacks a sense of purpose and leaves the audience without a takeaway.

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Free And LiveStream With Forest Whitaker At The Schomburg In Harlem

Forest WhitakerHughie is set in the lobby of a small midtown hotel on the West Side of Manhattan where Erie Smith, a drunken, small-time hustler, is mourning the recent death of the hotel’s night clerk, Hughie. Continue Reading →

2015 American Black Film Festival Opens With A ‘Dope’ Harlem Team

dope is dopeThe 19th  annual  American  Black Film  Festival  (ABFF) opens with the premier of  DOPE, with a Harlem team of co-executive  producer Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, musician and actor A$AP Rocky, and the evening will be hosted by living legend Doug  E.  Fresh.  Continue Reading →

Harlem In Hollywood In ‘DOPE’ In Theaters Soon (video)

dope is dopeThere is definitely a Harlem imprint on this critical hit and audience favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival, in DOPE, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. Continue Reading →