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‘King Richard’: Will Smith’s Drama About Williams Sisters’ Father Is His First Pairing With a Black Director

Warner Bros. has tapped relative newcomer Reinaldo Marcus Green to direct Will Smith in “King Richard,” based on a spec script by Zach Baylin, which centers on Richard Williams, the tenacious father of professional tennis royalty Venus and Serena Williams.Smith is of course playing Williams in the film, which will mark Green’s first studio effort, […]

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See You Yesterday review – poignant time travel caper is a Netflix win

This engaging, often ingenious, Spike Lee-produced adventure sees two teens try to stop a police shooting by going back in timeIn the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed a glut of film-makers and screenwriters responding to the increase in publicised, and often iPhone-recorded, incidents of unarmed black men being shot and killed by racist police […]

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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in ‘Good Joe Bell’ From ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Scribes (Exclusive)

Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton and Reid Miller are set to star in “Monsters and Men” helmer Reinaldo Marcus Green’s drama “Good Joe Bell,” from “Brokeback Mountain” screenwriters Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.Wahlberg will play real-life Oregonian father Joe Bell, who sets out on a walk across the United States with his son, Jadin (Miller). Production […]

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Richard E Grant and Glenn Close get late Oscars boost with Spirit Awards wins

The actors, hoping for glory at Sunday night’s Oscars, took top honours at the alternative ceremony, which gave best film to Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could TalkA late surge in momentum for Richard E Grant ahead of Sunday night’s Oscars peaked on Saturday with victory at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.The actor, 61, said […]

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Drake & Altitude Jointly Acquire Reinaldo Marcus Green’s ‘Monsters And Men’ For UK Distribution

In an unusual but intriguing partnership, UK distributor Altitude is teaming up with singer DrakeDrake/] to jointly acquire UK distribution rights to Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Sundance and Toronto drama Monsters And Men.Details on Drake’s commitment here are thin but Altitude said it hoped the film is “the first of many projects” on which it collaborates […]

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Drake to kick off Toronto Film Festival, introduce ‘Monsters And Men’

Festival announces special events, In Conversation With… participants.Canadian rap superstar Drake will introduce the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) screening of police violence drama Monsters And Men in one of four special events announced on Thursday (August 23).Following the film’s Canadian premiere on September 6 Drake will activate Tiff Bell Lightbox during the festival’s opening […]

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‘Monsters And Men’ Trailer: A Police Shooting Is At The Center Of This Explosive Sundance Award Winner

There’s no doubt about it, “Monsters and Men” is a film that will get people talking when its released later this year. The Sundance Award-winning film about the aftermath of a police shooting, written and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, was quickly bought after its premiere, and we have our first look at the electrifying […]

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