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John Ridley Confirms Secret Tv Project With Marvel

The 12 Years A Slave scribe hit headlines on Friday (17Apr15) after it was reported he was working with Marvel executives on a mystery show for America's ABC network, which is currently airing...

Is John Ridley's 'American Crime' The Best New Drama On Tv?

John Ridley's new drama American Crime premieres on Thursday (March 5) on the back of a wave of fanfare. The series follows the aftermath of a murder in California when war veteran Matt Skokie is...

Kathy Etchingham 'Shocked' By Hendrix Film Inaccuracies

Jimi Hendrix's former girlfriend Kathy Etchingham has lashed out at director John Ridley and the filmmakers behind 2014 biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side for the inaccuracies about her romance with the guitar great...

John Ridley And Richard Curtis Nominated For Humanitas Prize

John Ridley and Richard Curtis are among the nominees for the 40th annual Humanitas Prize awards.The acclaimed writers are on the shortlist for the accolades, which celebrate the best in Tv and film writing....

Olivia Cooke To Star In Ben-hur?

Olivia Cooke in discussions to play Tirzah in 'Ben-Hur'.The 20-year-old 'Ouija' actress has reportedly been offered the role of Ben-Hur's sister, Tirzah in the remake of the 1959 classic movie.The role of Tirzah was originally...

Gal Gadot To Star In Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot will star in a solo 'Wonder Woman' movie.The 29-year-old actress - who has taken on the comic book character in the upcoming flick 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' - will appear in...

Andre 3000 Was Scared To Play Jimi Hendrix

Andre 3000 found it ''scary'' playing Jimi Hendrix.The 'Hey Ya!' hitmaker - who is part of chart-topping duo Outkast - admitted he was nervous portraying the legendary musician in the biopic 'Jimi: All Is By...

Morgan Freeman To Star In Ben-hur

Morgan Freeman is to star in 'Ben-Hur'.'The Shawshank Redemption' star is the first of Paramount and director Timur Bekmambetov's castings for the upcoming remake of the 1959 film based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel 'Ben-Hur:...

Anthony Mackie Cast In Jimi Hendrix Biopic

Anthony Mackie will star as Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic.The 'Pain & Gain' actor is set to portray the legend who died on September 18, 1970, in 'Jimi', which will focus on his last...

Oscar Winner John Ridley: 'I Was Blessed To Land Andre 3000 As Hendrix'

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley has heaped praise on Outkast star Andre 3000 for the lengths he went to to perfect his portrayal of rock legend Jimi Hendrix in new biopic Jimi: All Is By My...

Andre 3000 Dedicated To Hendrix Role

Andre 3000 played guitar for six hours a day to prepare for his role as Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic. The Outkast singer, who takes on the lead role of the 'Purple Haze' musician...

First Jimi Hendrix Biopic Clip Released, See Andre 3000 In His New Role [Video]

The first clip has been released from the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side, in which Outkast's Andre 3000 plays the legendary guitarist. Having premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last...

12 Years A Slave Writer John Ridley Dismisses Steve Mcqueen Feud Rumours

Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave screenwriter John Ridley has brushed off rumours of a feud with Steve Mcqueen after he appeared to snub the movie's director during his acceptance speech.The two men were sitting rows...

So Here's Why '12 Years A Slave' Writer Snubbed Steve Mcqueen At The Oscars [Video]

Did it not cross your mind that, when John Ridley won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay on Sunday (March 2, 2014), he was sat nowhere near the rest of the '12 Years a Slave'...

Jimi Hendrix Biopic Altered After Ex's Complaints

The Jimi Hendrix biopic 'All Is by My Side' had to be re-edited after the musician's ex-girlfriend complained.The late legend's former flame was so unhappy with director John Ridley's take on his life that she...

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Twelve Years A Slave

Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast of 'Twelve Years a Slave'. The 'Sherlock' star will star alongside Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt in the movie which tells the real-life story of Solomon Northup, a black...

Andre 3000 Lands Jimi Hendrix Role In Biopic

Andre 3000 will be undertaking perhaps the biggest movie role of his life after it was confirmed that he'll be playing guitar legend Jimi Hendrix in a biopic film of the rock n' roll pioneer....

Eddie Murphy In Line For Mayoral Role

Eddie Murphy is in talks to star in a biopic about controversial US mayor Marion Barry.The comedian - who recently stepped down from hosting the Oscars - is being attached to the family friendly film...

Brad Pitt Joins Twelve Years A Slave

Brad Pitt is set to star in 'Twelve Years a Slave'. The 'World War Z' actor will appear alongside hot property Michael Fassbender in the new film - to be directed by Steve McQueen. Although...

Michael Fassbender Joins 12 Years A Slave

Michael Fassbender has joined the cast of '12 Years a Slave'.The actor will re-team with director Steve McQueen for the third time when he appears in the film, a true story about a New Yorker...

Willard And Tyler To Sit In For Ebert

LATEST: As US film critic ROGER EBERT recovers from cancer surgery, five guest hosts will fill-in alongside RICHARD ROPER on the pair's movie review show. A MIGHTY WIND star FRED WILLARD, novelist JOHN RIDLEY and...

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