Charlie Wilson to receive the Spirit Award, performs Valentine’s weekend February 15, 2014 at Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Seven-time Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson receives the Spirit of Los Angeles Award.
*“I am just amazed by the people coming forward to give me honors,” said Charlie Wilson, seven-time Grammy Award and three-time NAACP Image Award nominee, about being presented by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti with the Spirit Award. “When I look back at who I was at 25…everything in God’s own way and time. I am so grateful…it came from God, the Most High.”
Common attends Moto X Launch Event on August 1, 2013 in New York City
*Common is in negotiations to go heads up with Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman in Warner Bros.’ action movie “Run All Night.”
Jaume Collet-Serra is directing the movie, which centers on an aging hitman (Neeson) who is forced to take on his brutal former boss (Ed Harris) to protect his estranged son (Kinnaman) and his family.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Common will play Harris’ most trusted killer, a cool and calculated man who lets nothing get in his way.
The rapper-turned-actor, currently starring on AMC’s “Hell on Wheels,” was last seen on the big screen in the surprise summer hit, “Now You See Me,” the magician heist movie directed by Louis Leterrier.
*Samuel L. Jackson has signed on for the cast of MGM and Sony’s remake of “Robocop.”
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According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” Jose Padilha is directing the film, which sees Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title hero, a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer.
Gary Oldman has already been cast as his scientist-creator, while Jackson will play Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world.
The remake of the classic 1987 sci-fi action movie is eyeing a September shoot in Toronto and has a tentative release date of summer 2013.
Jackson, currently in theaters as Nick Fury in “The Avengers,” is shooting Quentin Tarantino’s revenge drama “Django Unchained.”