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Eric Bana Immediately Said Yes To The Forgiven

Eric Bana immediately said yes to starring in 'The Forgiven'.The 49-year-old actor portrays notorious murderer Piet Blomfeld in the new drama/thriller by Roland Joffe, which follows his attempt to seek redemption through meetings with Archbishop...

Forest Whitaker Relieved By Desmond Tutu's Reaction To His Performance

Forest Whitaker breathed a sigh of relief when he learn Desmond Tutu approved of his portrayal of the South African cleric.The 56-year-old actor plays the iconic religious leader and civil rights activist in the drama...

Chadwick Boseman Spent Time With Terminal Cancer Patients

Chadwick Boseman was overcome with emotion while speaking about two cancer patients who passed away before 'Black Panther's release.The 41-year-old actor stars as the titular superhero in the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,...

Angela Bassett Praises Black Panther Filmmaker Ryan Coogler

Angela Bassett thinks 'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler is ''the man''.The 59-year-old 'American Horror Story' actress stars as Queen Ramonda in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, and she's revealed that everyone on set had...

Letitia Wright Hopes Black Panther Will Make 'Different Normal'

Letitia Wright hopes 'Black Panther' will make ''different normal''.The 24-year-old actress landed a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as tech-whizz Shuri in the new 'Black Panther' movie, but Wright believes this image is not...

Letitia Wright Found Acting Saviour In God

Letitia Wright almost gave up acting before she found God.The 24-year-old actress landed her big break in the 2016 movie 'Urban Hymn' and now Wright has a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Shuri...

Michael B. Jordan Trained For Year And Half Before Filming Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan trained for a year-and-a-half before he began filming 'Black Panther'.The 31-year-old actor stars as villain Erik Kilmonger in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and revealed the intense training regime - which...

Lupita Nyong'o Thinks It's The Time For Black Panther To Be Released

Lupita Nyong'o thinks ''people are ready'' to see a film like 'Black Panther'.The 34-year-old actress plays Special Forces warrior Nakia in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, and recently described the heroine as a ''war...

Chadwick Boseman Couldn't Breathe In Black Panther Suit

Chadwick Boseman struggled to breathe when he first wore his 'Black Panther' suit.The 41-year-old actor was first seen as T'Challa aka Black Panther in 2016's 'Captain America: Civil War' but admitted the tight, spandex suit...

Letitia Wright Learnt So Much From Angela Bassett On Black Panther

Letitia Wright learned a lot from Angela Bassett on the set of 'Black Panther'.The 24-year-old actress plays Shuri in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie 'Black Panther' alongside the 'American Horror Story' star, and initially...

Ryan Coogler Says Black Panther Filled Lifelong Dream

Ryan Coogler fulfilled a ''lifelong dream'' when he made 'Black Panther'.The 31-year-old director helmed and co-wrote the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie - which is based around the first ever African superhero - and while...

Chadwick Boseman Says Marvel Wasn't A Factor For Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman didn't agree to star in 'Black Panther' because it's a Marvel film.The 41-year-old actor is reprising his role as T'Challa aka Black Panther in the upcoming, standalone movie based around the Marvel comic...

Nate Moore Says Black Panther Is A Standalone Movie

Nate Moore revealed 'Black Panther' doesn't rely on other ''plot points in the Marvel Cinematic Universe''.The Marvel Studios producer - who has previously worked on 'Captain America: The Winter Solider' and 'Captain America: Civil War'...

Ryan Coogler Compares Black Panther To James Bond

Ryan Coogler said 'Black Panther' is the James Bond of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.The 31-year-old filmmaker helmed the latest instalment of the MCU - which sees Chadwick Boseman star as Prince T'Challa aka Black Panther...

Lupita Nyong'o Was Challenged Filming Black Panther

Lupita Nyong'o felt ''challenged'' when shooting 'Black Panther'.The 34-year-old actress stars as Nakia in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie by Ryan Coogler, and Nyong'o revealed the filmmaker avoided the ''expected female-rival narrative'' in the...

Martin Freeman Has Enlightening Journey In Black Panther

Martin Freeman said his Marvel Cinematic Universe character goes on an ''enlightening journey'' in 'Black Panther'.The 46-year-old actor joined the MCU as CIA agent Everett K. Ross in 'Captain America: Civil War' and is set...

Ryan Coogler 'Incredibly Attached' To Black Panther

Ryan Coogler is ''incredibly attached'' to the character of Black Panther.The 31-year-old filmmaker has helmed the new Marvel Cinematic Universe starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular character with the movie based around the first ever...

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...

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