Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesAmandla Stenberg will play the lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. According to Variety, the Hate U Give star will portray Alana Beck, “a high school senior whose cheery façade and social-media savvy mask a deeper loneliness and isolation, and whose response to the death of a classmate ignites a movement.” The role […]

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteAs InStyle‘s September cover star, Zendaya opened up about her role in the upcoming film Malcolm & Marie, also starring John David Washington.  The film was secretly filmed as production studios were shut down due to COVID-19. “It was an incredible experience. I’d been talking to Sam [Levinson, creator of Euphoria] often during the quarantine,” she shared with the magazine. “Sometimes he’d just call […]

DisneyBeyoncé‘s visual album Black is King has arrived, featuring a music video for “Already” featuring Major Lazer and dancehall artist Shatta Wale.  The video is an ode to African tradition, fashion, and culture, as Beyoncé performs alongside an army of dancers, wearing dancers, wearing painted body art and unique braided hairstyles.  In the captivating video, Beyoncé is seen in various locations across the […]

Photo credit: Cranked Up Films Romany Malco is serving up something bigger than laughs in his first-ever self-directed, written, and edited mockumentary film, Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison.  The film, which follows his popular YouTube personality of Tijuana Jackson, centers on Jackson’s release from prison and his desire to become a world-renowned motivational speaker. Malco tells ABC Audio that […]

Aimee Spinks/NetflixKiKi Layne and Charlize Theron were up to the challenge of kicking butt in the Gina Prince-Bythewood comic-book film The Old Guard. But, unlike most action films, which they note have been directed by mostly men, the actors tell ABC Audio that having a woman behind the camera allowed them to tap into a more “vulnerable” side.  “I know Gina was very much about […]

Laetitia Rumford Last month, Problem dropped the first episode of his Morning Walks series. The series sees the Compton rapper take neighborhood walks with other successful Black men discussing topics they normally “don’t get to talk about.” Its first guest was Nick Cannon, who was recently fired from ViacomCBS over his anti-Semitic comments.  Problem tells ABC Audio he’s reached out to his friend Nick since […]

HuluRising star Tongayi Chirisa says it was a “joy” to play his “fun-loving… life-of-the-party” character Jake in the new Hulu romantic comedy, Palm Springs. The film, which follows comedian Andy Samberg as Nyles, a wedding guest who somehow manages to get himself stuck in a time-loop, was a rare opportunity for Chirisa to work with someone he personally admires. […]

ABC/Fred WatkinsOprah Winfrey is teaming up with The New York Times to adapt the newspaper’s landmark 1619 Project edition, which examined the impact of slavery on American history, for feature films, TV series, documentaries and other cross-platform content, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Oprah and Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones and Caitlin Roper, an editor of The 1619 Project issue, will serve as producers for the adaptation, and also enlist […]

AIMEE SPINKS/NETFLIXKiKi Layne and Charlize Theron are delving into the painful side of immortality in their new Netflix action-thriller The Old Guard. For Layne, taking on the role of Nile Freeman — an ex-marine turned immortal mercenary — wasn’t as easy task considering it was also her first major action star role.  “It was very […]

ABFFThe 24th annual American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach will be going virtual. ABFF Ventures announced on Thursday that it is moving the annual fest online, where it will now run from August 21 to 30 this year. “While we will surely miss being with our ABFF community in Miami Beach this year and […]

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