Cop thriller Black and Blue adds Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp and Tyrese Gibson

Deadline is reporting that Screen Gems’ cop thriller Black and Blue has filled out its cast with the addition of Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War), Reid Scott (Venom), Beau Knapp (Destroyer) and Tyrese Gibson (The Fate of the Furious).

Black and Blue will see Oscar-nominated actress Naomie Harris (Moonlight) taking on the role of a rookie police officer who witnesses the murder of a drug dealer by corrupt cops, only for them to pin it on her. She then faces a fight for survival, hunted by both the cops and the drug dealers out for revenge.

Deon Taylor (Traffik) is on board to direct the film from a script by Peter A. Dowling (Flightplan), and filming will get underway soon. As yet, there’s no word on a potential release date.

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‘Black And Blue’: Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp To Co-Star In Screen Gems Cop Drama

‘Black And Blue’: Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp To Co-Star In Screen Gems Cop Drama
Exclusive: Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp and Tyrese Gibson are set to join Naomie Harris in the Deon Taylor-directed cop thriller Black and Blue, which is set up under Sony’s Screen Gems label.

Written by Peter A. Dowling, the pic follows a rookie New Orleans cop (Harris) who rounds the corner just as corrupt narc officers are murdering a drug dealer, an event captured by her body cam. When they then fail to execute her and she escapes, the narcs pin the murder on her, and she is hunted both by the narcs who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage and the drug dealers out for revenge.

Sean Sorensen of Royal Viking Entertainment is producing with Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group production shingle. Hidden Empire partner Roxanne Avent will serve as exec producer, while Eric Paquette is overseeing the project for Screen Gems.

Grillo, whose credits include Captain America,
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Tyrese Gibson Joins Naomie Harris in 'Black and Blue' (Exclusive)

Tyrese Gibson Joins Naomie Harris in 'Black and Blue' (Exclusive)
Tyrese Gibson, one of the key players in the Fast and Furious franchise, will star opposite Oscar-nominee Naomie Harris in Black and Blue, a crime thriller from Screen Gems.

Deon Taylor, who helmed the home invasion thriller Traffik, is directing the feature project which is being produced by Sean Sorensen. Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group is also producing.

The script, by Peter A. Dowling, centers on a rookie cop (Harris) in New Orleans who witnesses corrupt officers murdering a drug dealer — an event that is captured by her body cam. Then, when they fail to execute her, the narcs pin the murder ...
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Why Barry Jenkins Makes You Look in His ‘Beale Street’ Characters’ Eyes

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Why Barry Jenkins Makes You Look in His ‘Beale Street’ Characters’ Eyes
Barry Jenkins wants to get personal. In his latest film, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” the Oscar-winning director uses close-ups so the audience can stare directly into the eyes of his characters. By looking at the characters at their most vulnerable, the viewer can’t deny them their humanity. Audiences can begin to understand their emotion. Their pain. Their loss.

“Every now and then, if you have to look someone in the eye, you sit up,” Jenkins told TheWrap’s Steve Pond on Friday at a screening of “Beale Street,” Jenkins’ follow-up to the Oscar-winning “Moonlight.”

Adapted from the best-selling James Baldwin book of the same name, “If Beale Street Could Talk” follows the journey of a young Harlem couple in the ’70s with a perilous future. Stephan James plays sculptor Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt, a man thrown in jail after being put in a police lineup for a rape he didn’t commit.
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Rami Malek comments on Bond 25 villain rumours

Last month it was reported that Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek had been lined up to play the villain in Bond 25, only to encounter scheduling conflicts with the final season of Mr. Robot after production on 007’s next adventure was pushed back to early 2019.

Well, speaking to Et, Malek – who won the Golden Globe for Best Actor last night for his role as Freddie Mercury – was asked about the rumours linking him to the Bond movie, although he remained coy about whether there was any truth to it.

“We’ll have to see about that – it would be nice to play a villain, that would be another dream role for me,” said Malek. “I’ve got to play so many great ones so far so who knows. I’m keeping tight-lipped.”

See Also: Bond 25 will continue 007’s Casino Royale arc, says director

It’s not clear whether Malek was
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Would you rather?

Time for our ever silly celebrity watching Instagram game. We do so enjoy your comments on these posts, so revealing of priority and fixation. Haha. So answer it!

Would you rather...

... dress up for a xmas party with Mindy Kaling?

... take a swim with Naomie Harris in Anguilla?

... go boating in Thailand with Lewis Tan?

... dance with Kate Beckinsale?

... have a sunday roast with Martha Plimpton?

... pull a prank on Ryan Reynolds?

... book club-it on the beach with Emma Roberts?

... visit Santa and the Mrs. with Isla Fisher?

... see the Fushimi Inari Shrine with Ryan Phillipe?

... or choose an outfit with Diane Keaton?

As ever the photos are after the jump to help you decide...
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Naomie Harris to star in cop thriller Black and Blue

Having recently been confirmed as reprising the role of Moneypenny in Bond 25, Naomie Harris (Moonlight) has now added another project to her slate, with the Oscar-nominated actress set to star in the body cam cop thriller Black and Blue.

The film, formerly titled Exposure, is being directed by Deon Taylor (Traffik) and will see Harris playing a rookie New Orleans police officer who witnesses corrupt cops murdering a drug dealer, with the footage captured on her body cam. She is then hunted through the night by the cops who are desperate to eliminate her and destroy the incriminating footage.

Harris’ latest film, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, premiered on Netflix last week, while she also starred alongside Dwayne Johnson earlier this year in the video game adaptation Rampage.

Via Deadline

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‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ Review (Netflix)

Stars: Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Andy Serkis, Peter Mullan, Jack Reynor, Eddie Marsan, Tom Hollander | Written by Callie Kloves | Directed by Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis sophomore effort, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, arrives two years after Jon Favreau’s monumental critically and financially successful live-action reinvention of the much-beloweved Disney classic, Shot two years previously and focusing on a darker more adult-oriented material, expanding further upon the work of author Rudyard Kipling rather than the property from Disney, Mowgli has had a rocky road to the screens of millions. A rumoured troubled and heavily set back production forced Warner Bros to draft visionary director Alfonso Cuaron into the ranks to put the property on track. Plague of issues of the comparison to Favreau’s impressive and beloved film, only furthering the pressure on release and box office standards after the
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Screen Gems Casts Constance Wu in Pregnancy Comedy, Naomie Harris in Cop Thriller

Screen Gems is stocking up on actors as it preps its upcoming slate, tapping Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu to topline an untitled pregnancy comedy, and Oscar-nominated Moonlight actress Naomie Harris to star in the cop thriller Black and Blue, Collider has confirmed. Glow actress Kimmy Gatewood is directing the pregnancy comedy from a spec script by Savion Einstein. Wu will play a young woman who finds herself in a unique situation when she becomes pregnant with twins by different fathers — an actual rare occurrence known as superfecundation. That mouthful of a word used to be the title …
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Bohemian Rhapsody’s Rami Malek was apparently wanted for Bond 25 villain

After its director shake-up earlier this year, the cast of Bond 25 is coming together with the recent news that Lea Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q), Ralph Fiennes (M) and Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) are set to return alongside Daniel Craig’s 007.

As yet, there’s been no official word on casting for the film’s villain(s), although Tomasz Kot (Cold War) was said to have been wanted for Danny Boyle’s version – a sticking point between Boyle and the producers which contributed to his departure. Said Taghmaoui (Wonder Woman) also revealed that he’d been cast as a bad guy in Boyle’s film, while unconfirmed tabloid rumours claimed that Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech) and Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) were both in contention.

Well, it seems we can add another name to the “might have been” list, as Variety is reporting that Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek
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Naomie Harris To Topline Cop Thriller ‘Black And Blue’ For Screen Gems

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Naomie Harris To Topline Cop Thriller ‘Black And Blue’ For Screen Gems
Exclusive: Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight) has signed on as the lead in the Sony Screen Gems body cam cop thriller Black And Blue (formally titled Exposure), which is being directed by Deon Taylor based on a screenplay from Peter A. Dowling.

The plot centers on a rookie cop (Harris) in New Orleans who witnesses corrupt officers murdering a drug dealer, an event that is captured by her body cam. When they then fail to execute her she escapes and is hunted throughout the night by the narcs who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.

Sean Sorensen of Royal Viking Entertainment is producing with Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group production shingle. Hidden Empire partner Roxanne Avent will serve as exec producer while Eric Paquette is overseeing the project for Screen Gems.

Harris has starred in tentpole films like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of
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Barry Jenkins Sees Nature vs. Nurture at Heart of Beale Street and Moonlight

David Crow Dec 15, 2018

Barry Jenkins explains the echoing themes about the role of love and acceptance in our lives and in If Beale Street Could Talk.

Barry Jenkins is aware of the echoes between Moonlight and his new film, If Beale Street Could Talk. After all, he wrote them around the same time, even taking a break during the pre-production process of Moonlight to go write his first draft of If Beale Street Could Talk as a pseudo-creative therapy. Now with both of them out in the world, he is acutely able to contrast each film’s differing visions of growing up in black America. Whereas young Chiron’s lifetime of hardship and suffering begins in Moonlight when he is nearly abandoned by his drug addicted mother (Naomie Harris), the central protagonist of Beale Street, Tish (KiKi Layne), has the strength of her family, spearheaded by Regina King’s fiercely maternal Sharon,
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Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris returning for Bond 25

With director Cary Fukunaga hard at work on Bond 25, The Daily Mail is reporting that Daniel Craig will be joined by several familiar faces for his fifth and final outing as 007.

It will come as little surprise to hear that Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris are set to reprise their roles as Q, M and Moneypenny, while the newspaper has also revealed that Spectre star Lea Seydoux will be returning as Dr. Madeleine Swann.

“You have some of the best actors in the world here,” said Fukunaga. “Why wouldn’t I have the best coming back?!”

Assuming the information is correct, Seydoux’s Madeleine Swann will become only the second Bond Girl character to appear in more than one movie after Eunice Gayson’s Sylvia Trench, who appeared in both Dr. No and From Russia With Love.

See Also: Bond 25 will continue 007’s Casino Royale arc, says
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Lea Seydoux Will Return as Madeleine Swann in James Bond 25

Madeleine Swann is coming back for more adventure with 007 in James Bond 25. Director Cary Fukunaga has revealed that L&#233a Seydoux, who previously played the part of Madeleine Swann in 2015's Spectre, will reprise the role in the upcoming entry in the long-running franchise alongside Daniel Craig, who is making this his final go around as the iconic MI6 spy. As for what that means for the story? It's certainly going to be directly connected to the events of Spectre and won't see Craig doing more of a standalone for his fifth and final Bond outing.

Cary Fukunaga previously indicated that he wanted to continue the story that started way back in Daniel Craig's first entry, Casino Royale. Previous Bonds within the history of the franchise have largely had their movies stand on their own without being too heavily tied into the movie that came before. In the case of Craig's run,
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Léa Seydoux Will Return for Cary Joji Fukunaga’s ‘Bond 25’

Bond 25 is slated to hit theaters on Valentine's Day 2020 and we still don't know much about the film beyond the fact that Cary Fukunaga is directing and Daniel Craig is returning as 007. But what would a modern Bond movie be without M, Q and Moneypenny? To that end, Fukunaga has revealed that Spectre stars Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris will return for Craig's last go-round in the tuxedo, but perhaps most importantly, so will Léa Seydoux. Yes, breaking franchise tradition, Seydoux will reprise her role as Dr. Madeleine Swann, who …
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Bond 25 Will Bring Back Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes and More

Some new details have emerged for director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s Bond 25. We don’t have any story details, but we do know some familiar faces who will be returning!

Lea Seydoux, who played psychiatrist Dr Madeleine Swann in Spectre, will be back in the next James Bond adventure. Bond star Daniel Craig wanted her back, and apparently so did the director.

There are a few other characters that will be returning as well. Fukunaga told Daily Mail that Lea will be returning with regulars Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q, and Naomie Harris as Moneypenny.

When talking about why he is bringing back these actors for the role, the director said:

“You have some of the best actors in the world here. Why wouldn't I have the best coming back?!”

We have no idea how the story arcs for these characters will turn out, but we’ll eventually find out.
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‘Bond 25’ Will See Return Of ‘Spectre’ 007 Girl Lea Seydoux

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‘Bond 25’ Will See Return Of ‘Spectre’ 007 Girl Lea Seydoux
Fimmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga has reportedly announced that Spectre actress Lea Seydoux and regular 007 castmembers Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris are returning for Bond 25.

Seydoux played psychiatrist Dr Madeleine Swann in Spectre who works at Austrian clinic and has an affair with Mr. Bond. Of course, her role is more complicated than that: Swann is the daughter of Mr. White, who is connected to Spectre org boss Franz Oberhauser. She is arguably the first Bond girl to reprise a role in a picture since Maud Adams who played different characters (i.e. Andrea Anders in 1974’s The Man With The Golden Gun; the title character in 1983’s Octopussy in 1983 and she made a cameo in A View to a Kill.

Fiennes played Bond’s crusty Mi-6 boss, Whishaw the famed tech gadget guru Q, and Harris as 007 sidekick Moneypenny.

The Daily Mail had the news. MGM plans
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Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes And Several Others Will Return For Bond 25

As usual, we’re stuck with referring to the next James Bond movie as, well, Bond 25 until Eon Entertainment reveals the official title at a press conference. On the plus side, though, it’s great knowing the next installment in the beloved spy series is back on track now that Cary Fukunaga is occupying the director’s chair – even if the flick has been forced to endure a slight delay.

So, even though Daniel Craig is giving it at least one more go as 007, one can never be entirely certain of his supporting cast. Fortunately, Fukunaga was quite forthcoming in a recent interview and, in Cinema Blend’s words, confirmed “that not only will Lea Seydoux’s Dr. Madeline Swann be coming back, but also Ralph Fiennes’s M, Ben Whishaw’s Q, and Naomie Harris’ Moneypenny.”

In this direct quote from the filmmaker, he explains his sound reasoning:
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Movie Review – Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, 2018.

Directed by Andy Serkis.

Starring Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Freida Pinto, Naomie Harris, Peter Mullan, Eddie Marsan, Matthew Rhys, Jack Reynor, Tom Hollander, and Louis Ashbourne Serkis.

Synopsis:

A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

No one necessarily needed Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, and although charming, it itself ultimately felt unnecessary, a momentarily distracting vague-retelling of a lesser-Disney flick.

So word of motion-capture mogul Andy Serkis taking on a similar retelling of the source material felt further perfunctory. How many more times are we going to be told of Mowgli’s inter-species relationships with a host of wild, lovable characters?

Turns out just the once. Serkis abandons the charm of Favreau’s or that of the Disney original and placates it for a genuine grimness.
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Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle – Review

As the year draws to a close, the march of live-action “re-imaginings” of classic kids’ animated feature films marches on. Well, technically it’s mostly CGI (or motion-capture) mixed with a bit of “live” reality. For the last few weeks the internet has been doing somersaults over the teaser/trailer for the “live” new version of The Lion King. Disney Studios got the ball rolling a few years ago with Cinderella and The Jungle Book, though they nixed most of the songs made famous in the 1950 and 1967 cartoons. What most film fans forgot was that the Rudyard Kipling classic was first a true live action flick in 1940 making its young star Sabu a fantasy adventure film icon. Since that book has long been in the public domain it’s natural that other studios and filmmakers would want to retell the tale. Waiting two years after the Jon Favreau helmed box office smash,
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