Tag Archives: james mcbride

  • Jaden Smith to Play a Slave in ‘The Good Lord Bird’

    Apr 16, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Another slavery-set film is in the Hollywood pipeline – this one involving Will Smith’s son Jaden. Author James McBride’s book “The Good Lord Bird” is getting a big screen adaptation with Smith and Liev Schreiber in the lead roles of Henry “Onion” Shackleford (Smith), a young slave who links up with radical abolitionist John Brown […]

  • Slavery-Themed ‘Good Lord Bird’ Wins National Book Award

    Nov 21, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Author James McBride’s novel The Good Lord Bird won the fiction prize at the 64th annual National Book Awards, announced at a ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The novel follows a young slave in the mid-1800s who joins up with radical abolitionist John Brown, disguises himself as a girl for his […]

  • James McBride Continues Spike Lee’s Sundance Tirade

    Jan 26, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments


    *Days after Spike Lee railed against Hollywood studio executives at the Sundance Film Festival, his co-producer and co-writer of “Red Hook Summer” has accused those same executives of attempting to keep black filmmakers under their thumb. “It’s the same old story. Nothing in this world happens unless white folks says it happens,” James McBride wrote […]

  • Sundance Nabs Films from Rashida Jones, Spike Lee, Ice T

    Dec 6, 11 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Director Spike Lee, actress Rashida Jones and rapper/actor Ice T all have works  in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, organizers announced Monday. Lee has directed “Red Hook Summer” from a screenplay he wrote with James McBride about a young Atlanta boy who spends his summer in Brooklyn with the grandfather he’s never met. Festival director […]