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It’s been months since the last update on Elizabeth Banks’ silver screen reboot of Charlie’s Angels, but today Variety has broken the silence and revealed the first bit of potential casting information. According to the outlet, Sony is eyeing Twilight star Kristen Stewart to play a member of the titular crime-fighting private detective trio.
The studio is also interested in a number of other names, including Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, whose involvement with the project sounds slightly less concrete than Stewart’s at the time.
Charlie’s Angels began as a series, which ran on ABC for five seasons from 1976 to 1981 and originally starred Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and Farrah Fawcett (Fawcett and Jackson eventually left the cast and were replaced by Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts). Since then, the show has been rebooted a few times, most famously in the early 2000s in the »
- Justin Cook
With Sony finally moving forward with their Charlie's Angels reboot, after languishing in development for a few years, a new report claims that stars Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong'o are being eyed to play two of the three Angels in this reboot. We reported in May that actress Janelle Monae was at the top of the studio's "wish list" to play one of the Angels, but the actress isn't mentioned in this latest report, so it's possible that she's not in contention for the role anymore. Regardless, with casting starting to heat up, production could begin sooner rather than later.
Variety broke this news today, revealing that the studio is interested in several other "big names" for the reboot, although no specific actors were mentioned. Director Elizabeth Banks came aboard just over two years ago, but our report from May revealed that the script was undergoing a rewrite from Narcos »
A new poster and trailer has debuted for director Christopher B. Stokes’ upcoming thriller ‘Til Death Do Us Part which stars Taye Diggs, Annie Ilonzeh, Stephen Bishop, Malik Yoba, and Robinne Lee; check them out here…
Michael & Madison Roland, had planned to spend the rest of their lives together, until one day Michael’s controlling ways turned their perfect marriage, into an abusive rollercoaster no woman could survive. With the help of her best friend, Madison decides to get away. After adopting a new identity, she meets Alex Stone and learns to love again. All is well, until Michael discovers Madison’s whereabouts, and recreates the nightmare she once lived all over again.
‘Til Death Do Us Part is set for release on September 29th. »
- Amie Cranswick
This is the Pure Movies review for All Eyez On Me, starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Lauren Cohan and Jamal Woolard, and directed by Benny Boom. It’s difficult to overstate the cultural impact of Tupac Shakur. Whether it’s inspiring Kung-Fu Kenny to make his 2015 masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly, shedding a global light on the devastating social issues that perpetually haunted him (and are a blight on Western society to this day) or appearing alongside Snoop Dogg as a posthumous hologram at Coachella 2012, ‘Pac is the kind of hip-hop artist that even your gran could name. His legend looms large, lingering so fervently in the pop-cultural consciousness that even the greatest rap-sceptic is at least vaguely aware of his charisma, his social conscience and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. Any biopic is faced with an embarrassment of riches. »
- Joshua Glenn
All Eyez On Me tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.
The feature film is written by Jeremy Haft & Ed Gonzalez and Steve Bagatourian, and is directed by Benny Boom (Next Day Air). All Eyez On Me stars newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr as Tupac Shakur; Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Afeni Shakur; Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as Jada Pinkett; Annie Ilonzeh (Empire) as Kidada Jones; Lauren Cohan (The Vampire Diaries) as Leila Steinberg and Jamal Woolard (Notorious) as Biggie Smalls. James G Robinson and David Robinson from Morgan Creek are producing along with Program Pictures’ Lt Hutton.
Check out the new clips below. All Eyez On Me opens across the UK on 30th June 2017.
The post New clips land for Lionsgate’s incoming ‘All Eyez On Me’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
All Eyez on Me, 2017.
Directed by Benny Boom.
Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.
Brace yourselves, there are going to be a lot of comparisons to the recently released N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, as Tupac Shakur study All Eyez on Me is basically how to not make a movie of this genre. It’s not just underwhelming, the movie is an unmitigated disaster. We’re talking so bad that the much talked about hologram of Tupac will probably gain self-awareness the next time it’s activated to denounce this film as straight garbage.
In the first 10 minutes (this is not a typo, I did not mean 100) All Eyez on Me (directed by music video helmer Benny Boom) the movie jumps through four different time periods including two decades. It’s as if the writers gave Benny a cliff notes version of the story mentioning all of the important details of the controversial ghetto poet’s life, and instead of fleshing anything out to get to the core of a very complicated mind, he constructed individual scenes that say nothing about the real life figure. As Tupac becomes a young adult the time jumps begin to slow down, but sadly the storytelling does not get any better.
Here is the most important and drastic difference between All Eyez on Me and Straight Outta Compton; one of them unflinchingly powers through dark material with raw force using the rappers and their accompanying lyrics to say something socially relevant about the time depicted that still rings true today, generating, even more, interest in the lives and music at hand. The other utterly fails at simply establishing a place or time, and goes through the motions of the highs and lows. Bafflingly, the movie that is over 150 minutes (and even loses no momentum whatsoever even with an extended director’s cut) never loses steam, whereas All Eyez on Me is 140 minutes but seemingly lasts the entire tragically short life of Tupac himself. I rarely, rarely ever do this, but at one point I did check the time; I was 84 minutes into the movie and completely flabbergasted that I wasn’t somewhere near the two-hour mark.
If you don’t know this you have been living under a rock for 20 years, but Tupac encounters quite a few near-death experiences (multiple gunshot wounds) and even dies at the end. Somehow, even the direction in these scenes also manage to carry no weight or emotion; they’re just moments in a vacuum without much context because the movie aimlessly hits each important beat. Friendships and falling outs with other celebrated major players in the rap game contain no substance. However, by far the most unforgettable aspect of the story is that Tupac (who is given a good performance by a freakishly striking resembling Demetrius Shipp Jr.) comes off as a bunch of compartmentalized personality traits. There is no real character here.
Equally ridiculous are a series of flashbacks to Tupac’s penitentiary days where he is interviewed by a character credited as ‘journalist’. The scenes are meant to be the bridge between Tupac’s change in attitude and music after almost being murdered and subsequently jailed on sexual assault charges, but the transformation never really pops off the screen. It’s evident what the script is attempting, but the movie mistakes throwing on music video reenactments and concert scenes as character development. Realistically speaking, it also sanitizes the life of Tupac, afraid to actually deep dive into anything negative regarding the controversial figure. He was very clearly not a saint, but again, the movie isn’t interested in painting the portrait of a complex character.
There is no way around it; All Eyez on Me is absolutely awful. It’s a collection of scenes showing us events without any tissue connecting the narrative. Nothing here is engaging, which is a shame because it’s very clear that Demetrius is giving it his all. Nevertheless, the movie is so bad that it Tupac really did fake his death (I would have actually preferred the movie acknowledging this theory just so I could get some damn entertainment from the 140 minutes), there is no doubt that he will be on MTV tomorrow trashing it. Straight Outta Compton greatly made me appreciate N.W.A. more, whereas this movie just ran through a laundry list of things I and everyone else already knew about Tupac, along with a few fun trivia facts. All of the actors involved give serviceable performance, but putting it bluntly, there is no saving this material.
Flickering Myth Rating – Film: ★ ★ / Movie: ★
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- Robert Kojder
All Eyez On Me, 2017.
Directed by Benny Boom
A biopic on the life and career of the late American rapper and cultural icon Tupac Shakur.
It’s been nearly 21 years since Tupac Shakur died in hospital from injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The speculation and conspiracy theories that continue to surround his death are indicative of his persona – daring, outspoken and divisive – and the impact he made on contemporary music.
Following in the footsteps of 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, All Eyez On Me is an ambitious portrait of Tupac the man and 2Pac the artist. There’s certainly a lot to pack in – the Shakur family’s Black Panther activism, childhood moves from New York to Baltimore and then finally to California’s Bay Area, early record deal, friendship and subsequent rivalry with Biggie, »
- Sara Hemrajani
Annie Ilonzeh and Kat Graham play two of the three most important women in Tupac Shakur's life in the biopic All Eyez On Me. Ilonzeh plays the rapper's fiance and Quincy Jones' daughter Kadida Jones while Kat Graham portrays Jada Pinkett, Shakur's close friend. The actress describe what went into researching the women in his life, and how his mother had the greatest influence over him artistically.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
It took an entire decade, filled with no shortage of controversy, but director Benny Boom’s Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me” finally unspooled for a crowd that included cast, crew, and a number of Tupac contemporaries Wednesday night at Westwood Theaters in Los Angeles.
After a packed and chaotic red carpet scramble – attendees included former Shakur collaborators Shock G, DJ Quik and key mentor Leila Steinberg; hip-hop luminaries Kendrick Lamar, Russell Simmons, 2 Chainz, Big Boi, Big Boy, the Lady of Rage, E-40 and Mc Hammer; and sports figures like boxer Floyd Mayweather and NFL star-turned-actor Nnamdi Asomugha — the film began well over an hour late. But for producer L.T. Hutton, a former Death Row Records exec who has been with the project since the beginning, a little start delay wasn’t going to keep him from enjoying the moment. “This took ten years of my life to make this movie, »
- Andrew Barker
Two upcoming women-directed projects have received release dates. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michelle MacLaren’s “The Nightingale” will hit theaters in summer 2018 and the “Charlie’s Angels” reboot from Elizabeth Banks will open in summer 2019.
MacLaren’s feature directorial debut, “The Nightingale,” is based on the book by Kristin Hannah. The drama centers on two sisters growing up in German-occupied France in the years leading up to World War II. Written by MacLaren and John Sayles (“The Spiderwick Chronicles”), the film will hit screens August 10, 2018.
MacLaren has previously directed episodes of series like “The Leftovers,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Game of Thrones.” She has won two Emmys for her work on “Breaking Bad.” MacLaren was originally set to direct the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie starring Gal Godot before Patty Jenkins took over.
“The Babadook” writer-director Jennifer Kent is also making a movie titled “The Nightingale.” That project is currently filming and centers on a convict seeking revenge against a soldier who wronged her family.
Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” is an update of the TV and film-mainstay about three private detectives hired by an enigmatic millionaire, Charlie, only ever heard through the telephone. The original, a 1976 TV show starring Jacklyn Smith, Kate Jackson, and Farrah Fawcett, was previously remade into an early-aughts action film franchise (starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu) and a short-lived 2011 ABC series (starring Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh, and Rachael Taylor). The new “Charlie’s Angels” will be released June 7, 2019.
Banks made her directorial debut with 2015’s “Pitch Perfect 2,” in which she also starred. The comedy sequel about a misfit college a cappella team earned more than $287 million worldwide. Banks has a number of projects in the works including adapting Lindy West’s feminist memoir “Shrill” for TV, serving as producer on “White Girl Problems,” a book adaptation helmed by Lauren Palmigiano, and producing and starring in “Pitch Perfect 3.” The franchise’s next film hits theaters December 22.
Release Dates Set for Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” and Michelle MacLaren’s “The Nightingale” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Nearly two years after Elizabeth Banks was first sought to direct Sony's Charlie's Angels remake, the project is finally moving forward with new writers. The studio has brought on Narcos creators Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro to rewrite the script, which was first worked on by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast). While no cast members are in place yet, this report claims that Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) is at the top of the studio's "wish list" for one of the Angels.
The Tracking Board reports that Sony wants at least one of the Angels to be black, and while Janelle Monae is at the top of the studio's list, casting hasn't even started yet since the script isn't finished. This report also claims that Sony will hand out a "prime 2019 release date" very soon for Charlie's Angels, although there is no indication as to what this date may be. »
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (left), director Steve McQueen (center) and actor Brad Pitt attend the 5th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, CA, on Saturday, November 16, 2013.attend the 5th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, CA, on Saturday, November 16, 2013.
Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment, the company created by Afeni Shakur to release her son’s posthumous projects, announced today that Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures and Jayson Jackson will team up to produce a fully authorized documentary with Amaru on the life of acclaimed hip-hop artist, writer and poet Tupac Shakur.
The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director, Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) and produced by Jayson Jackson (What Happened, Miss Simone?) and White Horse Pictures’ Nigel Sinclair (The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years) and Nicholas Ferrall, »
- Michelle McCue
The announcement was made Tuesday by estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment, the company created by Afeni Shakur to release her son’s posthumous projects. Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures and Jayson Jackson will produce the fully authorized documentary with Amaru.
Producers are Jackson, who produced “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” and Sinclair, producer on “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week.” Also producing are Whalley and Nicholas Ferrall. Gloria Cox, Tupac Shakur’s aunt and Afeni Shakur’s only sister, will executive produce along with White Horse’s Jeanne Elfant Festa.
“I am extremely moved and excited to be exploring the life and times of this legendary artist,” McQueen said. “I attended Nyu film school in 1993 and can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine »
- Dave McNary
Lionsgate have released the UK trailer for Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me. The upcoming film tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognised and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.
The feature film is written by Jeremy Haft & Ed Gonzalez and Steve Bagatourian, and is directed by Benny Boom (Next Day Air). All Eyez On Me stars newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr as Tupac Shakur; Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Afeni Shakur; Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as Jada Pinkett; Annie Ilonzeh (Empire) as Kidada Jones; Lauren Cohan (The Vampire Diaries »
- Paul Heath
Exclusive: Buyers from UK, Australia, France flock to All Eyez On Me.
The film is in post and scheduled to open in the Us through Lionsgate’s Summit label on June 16.
Deals have closed with Lionsgate for the UK, Village Roadshow for Australia, Constantin for Germany and Switzerland, and Netflix for France.
Rights have also gone in Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa (Cdc), Scandinavia (Svensk Filmindustri), Canada (Vvs) Benelux (Dutch FilmWorks), Japan (Parco), and South Korea (Scene And Sound).
Front Row will distribute in the Middle East, Lusomundo in Portugal, United King in Israel, and Gahkal Brothers Entertainment in India.
All Eyez On Me chronicles the life and legacy of the late Shakur, from his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist and actor, to his imprisonment »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
"You must live for something. And you must be willing to die for something." Open Road Films has debuted another new trailer for the Tupac film All Eyez on Me, which makes this the fourth trailer for the film since they started debuting last year (see the first, second, third here). The film profiles the life of extremely successful American rapper Tupac "2Pac" Shakur, who has killed in a drive by shooting at the age of 25 in 1996. Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays the late great musician, also starring Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Dominic L. Santana, Keith Robinson, plus Jamal Woolard as Biggie. This trailer actually gets more into his complete life story with some real scenes, and it still looks damn good. I'm so in. Here's the fourth & final trailer for Benny Boom's All Eyez on Me, direct from the film's YouTube: You can still watch the teaser »
- Alex Billington
Few artists have entered — and stayed — in the popular imagination over the last few decades like Tupac Shakur, whose 1996 murder only grew his legend further. Two decades later, his story is being told once again in Benny Boom’s “All Eyez on Me,” a biopic starring Demetrius Shipp, Jr. Watch the new trailer below.
Shipp, Jr. bears a striking resemblance to the gone-too-soon rapper, poet and actor, whose lyrics expressed a fixation with his own mortality. 2Pac has been the subject of numerous documentaries — including the Academy Award–nominated “Tupac: Resurrection” and Nick Broomfield’s “Biggie & Tupac” — and been portrayed in other biopics, including “Straight Outta Compton.”
Here we see the highs and lows of his life and career, including the lead-up to his murder in Las Vegas after a boxing »
- Michael Nordine
A final trailer for the forthcoming Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me has landed online. The story of the hip-hop legend comes to the screen in June with Demetrius Shipp Jr. playing the iconic 2Pac in the movie.
All Eyez On Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.
All Eyez On Me is directed by Benny Boom and produced by Lt Hutton. Also starrin is Danai Gurira, Annie Ilonzeh, Jamal Woolard, Dominic L. Santana, Kat Graham and Jamie Hector. U.S. cinemas will see a release on June 16, 2017.
Watch the final trailer below.
The post New trailer lands »
- Paul Heath
All eyes should probably be on this brand new teaser trailer for Lionsgate's upcoming biopic about legendary rapper Tupac Shakur. The studio has just released an official sneak peek at All Eyez on Me, which is going to be hitting theaters in a few months. We haven't seen too much in terms of marketing for this drama. It looks like that may be changing, because while this trailer may not be long, it packs a serious punch.
Lionsgate released the new teaser trailer for All Eyez on Me today ahead of the release, which is scheduled for this summer. The video opens with Tupac getting a crowd riled up before a show, which is abruptly interrupted by a shot of FBI agents breaking into his home. The teaser then goes on to showcase the odds that were stacked against Tupac as a black man growing up in America, via some voiceover by his mom. »
"Son. This ain't just about you. Like all black men, you have a bullseye on your back." Another new trailer has debuted for the film All Eyez on Me, which we've been writing about since since the first trailer hit last year. The film profiles the life of successful American rapper Tupac "2Pac" Shakur, who has killed in a drive by shooting at the age of 25 in 1996. Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays the late great musician, and the cast includes Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Dominic L. Santana and Keith Robinson. This trailer also features some shots of Jamal Woolard as Biggie. This is a very powerful trailer, and I dig the quote it ends on. "I want the people to know the real story." I'm actually looking forward to seeing this. Here's the third official trailer for Benny Boom's All Eyez on Me, direct from the film's YouTube: »
- Alex Billington
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