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Forest Whitaker Executive Producing Angela Davis Biopic

Bosses at Lionsgate's Codeblack acquired the rights to Angela Davis: An Autobiography last year (16) and hired Nina Yang Bongiovi to produce the project. Whitaker worked with Bongiovi on Fruitvale Station, which he...

Forest Whitaker Urges Americans To Unite In Troubled Times

The African American star worries that unity will prove impossible under Trump, who has been accused of sexually assaulting women and using inflammatory race relations with his rhetoric, but he insists Americans have...

Shakira Calls On Business Minds To Make More Time For Parents And Kids

On the eve of the World Economic Forum, which begins in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday (17Jan17), the Hips Don't Lie hitmaker, who is a Unicef global ambassador, has called for an "early childhood"...

Saw Gerrera Set For A Bigger Role In Future Star Wars Movies

Saw Gerrera is set to play an even bigger role in future 'Star Wars' movies, according to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.The character is played by Forest Whitaker in the widely acclaimed 'Rogue One: A Star...

Forest Whitaker's Armour Connection

Forest Whitaker connected with his 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' character as soon as he donned his armour for the first time.The 55-year-old actor portrays Saw Gerrara in the new sci-fi saga spin off...

Forest Whitaker: 'Star Wars Costume Made Casting Seem Real'

The Oscar-winning actor plays rebel leader Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, opposite an all-star cast including Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed. It’s Forest’s debut in the franchise, and he only really...

Rogue One Smashes First Night Sales Records For 2016 At U.s. Box Office

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story raked in $29 million (GBP23.2 million) at the U.S. box office as fans raced to be among the first to see the new film. The preview...

Mads Mikkelsen Handed His Role In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Danish actor plays Galen Erso, the father to Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso, in the latest film in the beloved sci-fi franchise. Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna and Forest Whitaker are also part of the all-star...

Angela Bassett Joins Black Panther

Angela Bassett has joined 'Black Panther'. Marvel Studios have confirmed the 'American Horror Story' star will portray Ramonda, the mother of the titular character, aka T'Challa, in the forthcoming film. A statement on the studio's...

Forest Whitaker 'To Star In Labyrinth'

Forest Whitaker is set to star in 'Labyrinth'. The 55-year-old actor will appear alongside Johnny Depp in the movie about the investigation into the murders of hip hop stars Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. based...

Forest Whitaker Joins Johnny Depp In Labyrinth

The Pirates of the Caribbean star will reportedly portray late Los Angeles police detective Russell Poole, who attempted to solve the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, and Whitaker has signed...

Felicity Jones' 'Strange' Star Wars Creatures

Felicity Jones loved working with ''strange creatures'' on 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. The 32-year-old actress stars as heroine Jyn Erso in the forthcoming film and admitted she thoroughly enjoyed her time on set...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Is A Tale Of 'Friendship'

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' is a tale of ''friendship'' rather than romance, according to Felicity Jones.The 32-year-old-star has been cast as Jyn Erso in the spin-off movie and revealed the plot will centre...

Forest Whitaker Joins Black Panther

The 55-year-old actor was announced as the movie's latest casting on Friday (07Oct16) on Marvel.com, and it was revealed he will play an elder statesman in the fictional city of Wakanda....

Forest Whitaker: 'I Want A Director To Have My Back'

Despite being one of the most well respected character actors in Hollywood, the Oscar-winning star admits he still gets bouts of insecurity on screen. To combat this, the Last King of Scotland actor prefers to...

Jeremy Renner Protects Daughter From Limelight

While promoting his upcoming sci-fi drama Story of Your Life at CinemaCon on Thursday (14Apr16), the actor took time to gush about daughter Ava, whom he shares with ex-wife Sonni Pacheco. Jeremy, 45, talked openly...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Unveils Another Female Hero

Delighted fans got their first look at the spin-off film set in the Star Wars universe which comes soon after JJ Abrams' successful reboot of the intergalactic saga last year.The film stars another female protagonist...

Forest Whitaker's Broadway Debut To End Early

The Oscar winner made his first appearance in the revival of Eugene O’Neill’s play Hughie on 25 February (16), before producers of the show announced just one week later that the show will...

Forest Whitaker Fails To Engage Critics With His Broadway Debut 'Hughie'

Forest Whitaker has finally made his Broadway debut in Michael Grandage's revival of Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie'; a safe choice in some ways, given that there's little action involved and it stands at just an hour...

Will Smith: 'Oscars Diversity Debate Represents A Much Bigger Issue'

The 47-year-old actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are just two of the stars choosing to boycott next month's Academy Awards (28Feb16) after there were no black nominees on the list.And Will believes this...

Brick City Castmember Shot Dead In New Jersey

Darel Evans, 33, was killed in Newark on Monday night (07Dec15). The victim, known as Creep, appeared on the Sundance Channel show after successfully turning his back on a life of...

Forest Whitaker And Jonathan Rhys Meyers Join Roots Reboot

The Matrix star was recently cast as real-life author Alex Haley in the revamp, taking over the role originated by James Earl Jones in the 1977 mini-series Roots: The Saga Of An American...

Forest Whitaker Addresses World Leaders At United Nations Conference

The Last King of Scotland star is a special envoy for the U.N.'s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and was named keynote speaker at the Fourth World Conference of Parliament Speakers held...

Forest Whitaker To Make Broadway Debut

The Last King of Scotland star will take on the role of hustler Erie Smith in the play - a role originated by Jason Robards in 1964 and revived by Ben Gazzara in...

Jake Gyllenhaal Respects Boxing After Making Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal ''fell in love with boxing'' on the set of 'Southpaw'.The 34-year-old actor trained as a pugilist for months to play Billy Hope in the new movie because he didn't use a stunt double...

Jake Gyllenhaal: Acting Isn't Difficult

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn't think acting is difficult.The 34-year-old star, who appears in new boxing movie 'Southpaw', alongside Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker, has claimed his chosen profession is ''absurd''.He said: ''I would never call acting...

Forest Whitaker & Chris Cornell To Celebrate With Dalai Lama As Buddhist Leader Turns 80

The two stars will cut short their American Independence Day weekend festivities to celebrate with the spiritual guru at the Peak Mind Foundation event. Oscar winner Whitaker has been asked to introduce...

Forest Whitaker 'Cast In Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One'

Forest Whitaker is reportedly set to star in 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One'.The 53-year-old actor will join Felicity Jones in director Gareth Edwards' eagerly-awaited 'Star Wars' spin-off movie, which is set for release in 2016.The...

Forest Whitaker Added To The Cast Of Star Wars: Rogue One

As excitement continues to build for the release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, fans of the galaxy far, far away have been given even more to get lively about with Forest...

Anglophile Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal is in an Anglophile because his English fans gave him the confidence to pursue an acting career.The now 34-year-old actor starred in 'This Is Our Youth' at the Garrick Theatre in London in...

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