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  • Idris Elba on ‘Plugging Into the Energy of Mandela’

    Sep 13, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *Director Justin Chadwick’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week to a standing O for the cast, which features Idris Elba in the title role. At a press conference for the film, Elba said he was unable to meet with the man he portrays due the South […]

  • Andre 3000’s Jimi Hendrix Film Acquired by U.S. Distributor

    Sep 13, 13 by EURpublisher02 6 Comments

    *Open Road and XLrator have closed an acquisition deal for U.S. rights to “All Is By My Side,” the Jimi Hendrix film that John Ridley wrote and directed with OutKast’s Andre Benjamin playing the legendary artist in his formative years. According to Deadline.com, the deal went down following its first screening Saturday night at the […]

  • Idris Elba’s ‘Mandela’ Gets Standing Ovation in Toronto

    Sep 9, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The premiere screening for “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” at the Toronto International Film Festival earned a nice standing ovation at the end of the two-and-a-half hour biopic starring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela. (Scroll down to watch the press conference.) Boasting another two performances to add to the list of Oscar-contending portrayals this year […]

  • Snoop Dogg Doc ‘Reincarnated’ Set for March Release

    Jan 31, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Snoop Dogg’s new film “Reincarnated,” which follows his transformation from hip-hop star to reggae singer Snoop Lion — will open in select cities on March 15, according to The Hollywood Reporter. VICE Films and Snoopadelic Films are releasing the documentary, which made its world premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by […]

  • Jay-Z, Will Smith Present ‘Free Angela Davis & All Political Prisoners’

    Sep 20, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Among the films premiering at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF] was a documentary about political activist, author and scholar Angela Davis that was produced to coincide with the 40th anniversary of her famous acquittal. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB's RSS FEED] In August 1970, the then UCLA professor was charged with the aggravated kidnapping and […]

  • ‘Winnie’s’ Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard Booked for Toronto Film Fest

    Aug 16, 11 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard of the film “Winnie” will be among the bevy of stars scheduled to attend the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, joining a lineup that includes Robert De Niro, Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Ralph Fiennes, Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman and James Gandolfini. Hudson and Howard will walk the red carpet with […]