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ICYMI: Lionel Richie to Produce Curtis Mayfield Biopic

The film world, especially the biopic lane, is increasingly bringing the stories of a lot of Black culture’s icons to the spotlight. The extraordinary Curtis Mayfield‘s story is getting a biopic to be produced by fellow musician Lionel Richie. The film is a collaborative development between Richie’s RichLion Productions, Mayfield’s estate and Altheida Mayfield (Curtis’…

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Big Boi Unveils the Truth Behind the OutKast Biopic We’ve All Been Waiting For

Yep, you read that right. For years now, the whispers of an OutKast biopic have circled the globe (we even suspected the possibility of a film back in 2015), yet here we are two years later without a formal documented timeline of Outkast’s legacy. After digging deep in an interview with HipHopDX, Big Boi revealed…

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Release Date for Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’ is Finally Set

After long debates on who would play the rap star, the Tupac biopic finally has a set release date. Earlier this month, All Eyez on Me producer L.T. Hutton explained why the film was without a release date, despite the circling rumors of a November unveiling. “The film is healthy. The integrity of this film matters,”…

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Octavia Spencer Plans to Break Hollywood Mold with Madam C.J. Walker Biopic

Octavia Spencer is bringing black history to the forefront of pop culture. The actress plans to break the traditionally “white-washed” Hollywood mold by producing and starring in an upcoming docu-series on the life and times of Madame C.J. Walker. Zero Gravity Management has optioned the 2001 nonfiction book, ‘On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times…

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BET Networks Announce Cast For New Edition Biopic

With the announcing of the up and coming plans for BET networks at their annual Upfront presentation, network executives used it as a platform to discuss changes in programming and scheduling as well as series and shows they have in the works. Included in this line up is a biopic mini-series for the legendary group…

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Usher Plays Sugar Ray Leonard in ‘Hands of Stone’ Biopic

Usher makes his debut in his first major film since his earlier acting days, taking on the role of boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the biopic Hands of Stone, which documents the rise of boxer Roberto Duran and his trainer Ray Arcel. The film follows the life of the Panamanian boxer from his childhood up…

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Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in ‘Miles Ahead’ Biopic

A film literally ten years in the making and set for a nationwide release in April of this year, and actor Don Cheadle will portray legendary jazz musician Miles Davis in this brilliant new film Miles Ahead. Not only will Don Cheadle be walking a mile in Mile’s shoes, it is also a film he…

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‘Race’ Sheds Light on the Racial Adversity of Olympian Jesse Owens

Every year during Black History month when I was in elementary school, we learned about so many great black people in the arts, politics, education, science and sports. I remember learning about Jesse Owens, a four time gold medalist in the Olympics. Each February as a child, we celebrated these greats like Jesse Owens, but…

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Get A First Look Into Nate Parker’s Nat Turner Biopic ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Nate Parker has been working on developing a film on rebellion leader Nat Turner for years. In fact, he’d worked on just the script alone for around 8 years. Finally, around last year, Parker’s dreams started to become a sure reality. He received funding, assembled an impressive cast of Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King, and…

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Motown Singer Tammi Terrell Gets A Biopic

Following years of requests for a film surrounding the life of Motown sweetheart Tammi Terrell, it’s finally coming true. Castle’s Tamala Jones will producing biopic for the singer slated for production next year and will be based on My Sister Tommie by Ludie Montgomery, who is also behind the production. Some of you may recall, that…

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