Thursday, August 13, 2009

Will Packer Moves Forward With Stomp The Yard 2

We just discovered that Director and Producer Will Packer has begun pre-production on his new film Stomp The Yard 2, and the film starts shooting in October.

In this sequel we also discovered that the cast from the previous film- Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo, Brian White, Laz Alonso and Darrin Henson- are all expected to participate (along with a couple of new additions and a new story line) but featured as cameos in this film.

No word yet on what this film will be about, but we will have that info soon.

Missed the original film? Stomp The Yard, which debuted in 2007, was initially about a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles, who after the death of his younger brother, is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black college named Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition.

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Steve Harvey's Book Gets A Film Role

It looks like Steve Harvey is still making some waves with his relationship book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. It seems that Producer/DirectorWill Packer and Screen Gems thinks it will make a good film and approached Harvey about turning it into a film, and they are moving forward with the project.

In case you haven’t heard, Harvey wrote the book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man as a book of advice for women seeking to better understand their male counterparts, an exercise inspired by a segment on Harvey's syndicated morning radio show.

We hear that Screen Gems is currently on the look out for writers for the new comedy that will revolve around an ensemble cast.

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Actress Vivica A. Fox Joins The Cast Of Pastor Jones

We just discovered some news from actress Vivica Fox as she has just inked a multi-episode deal to star in the upcoming series titled Pastor Jones. The deal, inked with Nulite Entertainment, calls for Ms. Fox to play Dr.Hunter, an ex-girlfriend of Pastor Jones', who recently joins Grace United Christian Church.
Nulite Entertainment will produce 75 episodes of the show, based on the popular character, Pastor Jones, played by actor Jean Claude LaMarre. Other talent includes Sheryl Lee Ralph, Clifton Powell, Paula Jai Parker and Marcello Thedford.

Since its debut in 2006, Pastor Jones, which stars LaMarre, has sold more than 2 million units on home video, grossing approximately $8 million in sales. The movies have amassed a large Christian following among African-American audiences with inspirational storylines, dealing with themes of abuse, infidelity, redemption and faith. Lamarre is now venturing into television with this new half hour comedy also entitled Pastor Jones. With an amazing cast and hilarious story lines, Lamarre is set to make his mark on the small screen.

An independent filmmaker, LaMarre has produced a successful string of straight-to-DVD hits targeting the urban market, including Gang of Roses, Nora's Hair Salon 1 and 2, and Brothers and Arms. Most recently, LaMarre has produced, directed and starred in the controversial Color of the Cross. He also owns and operates the website, which is the leading subscription based Christian movie site on the internet.

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