Thursday, March 26, 2009

Queen Latifah Lands New Comedy Film

We have just learned that actress Queen Latifah will star in a new romantic comedy film titled Just Wright for Fox Searchlight.

Word is the film is another modern day Cinderella tale, that centers on a female physical therapist who falls in love with a basketball player while helping him recover from a career-threatening injury. The film is to begin filming in late May. No word yet who will be cast as the basketball player for the film, but rumors say that producers are eyeing former ball player Rick Fox.

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Tasha Smith Directs Bow Wow's New Dramatic Film

We have just discovered actress Tasha Smith (of Why Did I Get Married and Daddy’s Little Girls fame) is about to make her directorial debut in the dramatic film titled Family. We hear that the film will begin shooting in Harlem, NY in about 3 weeks and so far the film stars Hip Hop artist Bow Wow in the lead role. The rest of the film has yet to be cast.

Family is being produced by Indywood Entertainment which consists of Tasha Smith, Bryce Wilson (formerly of the group Groove Theory) and Executive Producer Re’Shaun Frear. Casting the film is veteran casting director Robi Reed.

Up next for Indywood Entertainment is the film Pastor Brown which we hear will premiere at The American Black Film Festival (which opens June 24th ). The film stars Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Nicole Ari Parker, Keith David, Michael B Jordan, Ernie Hudson, Michael Beach, Tasha Smith, Tisha Campbell-Martin, and Rockmond Dunbar, who also directs this film.

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