*David E. Talbert is the man.
Here’s why: He’s still in post-production mode for his latest flick, “Baggage Claim” starring Paula Patton, Djimon Hounsou, Taye Diggs and Derek Luke, but he’s already gearing up for the next project.
He was recently tapped for an independent film “Preacher’s Son.”
The story builds around a young man who steals $200,000 from his father’s church. But things quickly spiral out of control when he begins to rob banks to replace the money he originally stole.
“Preacher’s Son” is set to begin filming in the summer.
Paula Patton walks the red carpet at the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. (May 7, 2012)
*Paula Patton will star in the new Fox Searchlight feature “Baggage Claim,” a comedy that David Talbert has adapted and will direct from his bestselling 2003 novel, reports Deadline.com.
Patton will play flight attendant Montana Moore, who at 35 is the oldest woman in her family not married. With her sister tying the knot, Montana and her fellow flight attendants become determined to put a claim check on a husband in 30 days or 30,000 miles.
The film will shoot in September and it will be Talbert’s second time behind the camera. He wrote and directed “First Sunday” for Screen Gems, which was based on his play.
According to Deadline, Talbert “is an underrated resource at a time when urban-themed films are in high demand after the success of ‘Think Like A Man.’ Like Tyler Perry, Talbert developed a following in the black community by writing and touring his plays, the most recent of which was ‘What My Husband Doesn’t Know,’ which played in 40 cities.”
Patton last’s big screen work was “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.” She’ll next star opposite Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in “2 Guns” for Emmett/Furla Films and Universal, and “Disconnect” for LD Entertainment.
*Some know him from movies such as Stomp the Yard, Fighting, Mr. 3000
Brian White (Photo: Diondre Jones)
and Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Others know him from his co-starring roles on such TV shows as Men of a Certain Age and The Shield.
Actor, model and dancer Brian White is a Dartmouth-educated, former NFL drafted, former stock broker and present youth advocate. If there is anybody who is actively destroying Black stereotypes on and off the screen it is Brian White.
White’s Bio HERE.
These are the types of individuals we should be uplifting in our community as well as highlighting their work in it.
These days White is starring alongside Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams in the nationally touring stage play, David E. Talbert Presents, What My Husband Doesn’t Know . Mo’Kelly sat down at his computer and via Skype got White’s thoughts on his latest venture, the work of his foundation, the Phunk Phenomenon Urban Dance Theater and the music in heavy rotation on his iPod. To HEAR the interview, click the link below:
For tour information, schedules and showtimes for David E. Talbert Presents, What My Husband Doesn’t Know…click HERE.
White and Williams (Photo: Jones)
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