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  • Universal Buys Thriller Pitch from Chadwick Boseman

    Sep 5, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch from its “Get On Up” star Chadwick Boseman. The actor played James Brown for the studio this summer after breaking out as Jackie Robinson in “42.” According to Deadline.com, he sold the thriller pitch with writing partner Logan Coles and is attached to star in a story described […]

  • Universal Distances Itself From ‘Straight Out of Compton’ Casting Call

    Jul 18, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the planned N.W.A. biopic are distancing themselves from a racist casting announcement for the film that has caused outrage. The company said in a statement late Thursday that “the filmmakers … did not approve and do not condone the information in this casting notice. We regret and sincerely apologize for […]

  • The Godfather of Soul Lives on at Crooks & Castles (Watch)

    Jul 1, 14 by FahniaThomas Leave a comment

    *James Brown will forever live on as famed street wear brand, Crooks & Castles, honors the legacy of the Godfather of Soul. This week Crooks & Castles debuted limited edition shirts during an exclusive VIP gifting event at their flagship store in Los Angeles on Fairfax Ave. The apparel celebrates the upcoming release of “Get […]

  • Universal Pictures Announces Fellows for First Annual Emerging Writers Fellowship

    May 8, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *UNIVERSAL CITY, CA — Universal Pictures today announced that the studio has selected five writers to participate in the first-ever Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellowship, a unique and groundbreaking program created to identify and cultivate emerging voices with a passion for storytelling and screenwriting. After an extensive application process that included multiple writing submissions and […]

  • Ice Cube, Kevin Hart Reveal their Favorite ‘Ride Along’ Scenes

    Apr 16, 14 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment

    *“Ride Along” arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week, giving viewers the ability to judge for themselves whether stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart “was robbed” at the MTV Movie Awards. DVD extras include a director’s commentary from Tim Story, a gag reel and a locations tour, while Blu-ray goodies include all of that, plus […]

  • Ice Cube, Kevin Hart Close to Signing Deal for ‘Ride Along 2’

    Feb 19, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *After the huge box office success of “Ride Along,” Universal Pictures hurried up and put the sequel in motion. Tim Story will return to direct “Ride Along 2,” and according to Deadline.com, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are close to securing a deal to reprise their roles as the quick-witted security guard (Hart) trying to […]