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  • Relativity Picks Up Octavia Spencer’s Race-Themed ‘Black and White’

    Oct 17, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Relativity has acquired U.S. rights to Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer’s racially-charged drama “Black and White,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and directed by Mike Binder and based on a true story, “Black and White” centers on an attorney (Costner) who becomes embroiled in a custody battle with the paternal grandmother (Spencer) of his […]

  • Denzel Washington Tickled by Superhero Question in Toronto (Listen)

    Sep 10, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *Yes, the ol’ superhero question was posed to Denzel Washington during his press conference Sunday for “The Equalizer” at the Toronto International Film Festival. And he was gracious enough to come up with an answer – after a hearty chuckle. In this update of the 80s television series, Washington plays Robert McCall, a former special […]

  • Oscar Buzz Again for Octavia Spencer in ‘Black and White’

    Sep 8, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *One of the standout films of the current Toronto Film Festival is Mike Binder’s “Black and White,” inspired by a true story. The drama stars Oscar winners Kevin Costner (also a producer) and Octavia Spencer as a grandfather and grandmother on opposite sides of a dispute over the custody of a mixed-race child (breakout 10-year-old star […]

  • Relativity Inks Deal for Halle Berry Thriller ‘Kidnap’

    Sep 8, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Halle Berry’s upcoming film “Kidnap” is not even screening at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, but Relativity has reportedly closed a deal there for U.S. distribution rights to the thriller – its second such deal for a film not in the festival, reports Deadline.com. In “Kidnap,” Berry plays a mom who’ll stop at […]

  • 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 […]