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Michael B. Jordan in Talks to Make Directorial Debut with ‘Creed 3’

Michael B. Jordan is reportedly in talks to not only star in, but also direct, the third installment in the “Creed” film series. The news was first reported by Deadline within the context of a larger story about the studio MGM, which produced and distributed “Creed II” in 2018, and produced “Creed” with Warner Bros. […]

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Opal Tometi on How Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fruitvale Station’ Inspired the Black Lives Matter Movement (Exclusive)

Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi is experiencing a “full circle moment.”“I had actually just watched the film ‘Fruitvale Station,’ when I first heard that George Zimmerman was being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin,” Tometi tells Variety, recalling the birth of the movement. “Between watching the film and sitting in that moment with […]

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Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Just Mercy’ Open Inaugural Social Justice Now Film Festival

Michael B. Jordan’s award-winning films “Just Mercy,” and “Fruitvale Station” will serve as the opening-night screenings for the inaugural Social Justice Now Film Festival (Sjnff).Both films will play on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Paramount’s Drive-In Theater, sponsored by Amazon Studios.Jordan serves as a co-ambassador for the film festival, which runs Oct. 21-25, alongside Black Lives […]

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‘Minari’ Trailer: Lee Isaac Chung’s Sundance Winner Is A24’s Big Oscar Hopeful

When Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance earlier this year, it joined a prestigious list of fellow double winners that includes Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station,” Damian Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” and Lee Daniels’ “Precious.” These three films all turned their Sundance wins into Oscar buzz, with “Whiplash” and […]

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Michael B. Jordan Urges Studios to Commit to Black Hiring: ‘Let Us Bring Our Darkness to the Light’

This past weekend in Los Angeles has seen protests over the death of George Floyd, as well as those calling for police reform and racial justice, continue throughout the city. Joining participants on Saturday in Century City was actor Michael B. Jordan. During a rousing speech, Jordan called upon Hollywood studios to rethink their hiring […]

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Danny Boyle to Direct Michael B. Jordan-led ‘Methuselah’ — Report

Warner Bros.’s “Methuselah” is beginning to take shape; Danny Boyle has reportedly signed on to direct the Michael B. Jordan-led film and Simon Beaufoy will rewrite the project’s script.Variety reports that Warner Bros. considers the film to be a high priority, with the potential to become a franchise. Jordan and Warner Bros. found considerable theatrical […]

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50 Films, Actors and Directors Overlooked by the Oscars

There are no right or wrong decisions in Oscar winners, since it’s all a matter of personal taste. However, four categories in the past 91 years — best picture, director, actor and actress — are a reminder that some greats did not get the appreciation they deserved. In 1962, Peter O’Toole (“Lawrence of Arabia”) had […]

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Film News Roundup: Michael B. Jordan’s Hitman Drama ‘Silver Bear’ Gets Director

In today’s film news roundup, Michael B. Jordan’s “The Silver Bear” finds a director, biopic “Running for My Life” is in the works, Fox is using new trailer compliance software and the 14-hour “La Flor” gets distribution.Director AttachmentGerard McMurray, director of “The First Purge,” will write and direct Michael B. Jordan’s thriller “The Silver Bear” […]

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Sundance Hot Titles List: 13 Buzzy Films That Have Buyers Talking

There’s a good reason that much of Hollywood braves the thin mountain air each year to make the trek to the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s not to check out the nearby ski slopes. The annual launch of the indie film gathering brings with it the possibility of discovering the next big thing in moviemaking. […]

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LeBron James, ‘Black Panther’s’ Ryan Coogler Team Up for ‘Space Jam’ Sequel

“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler has come on board as a producer on Warner Bros.’ “Space Jam” sequel, starring LeBron James.Coogler’s attachment comes in the wake of the blockbuster success of “Black Panther,” which grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide. He also directed “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station,” and is an executive producer on the upcoming […]

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