Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Queen Latifah Jumps Into Comedy With New Projects!

We just discovered that Black Entertainment Television is about to enter a multi-year deal with Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment, and we also hear that there is an official greenlight of the original episodes of The Game- the former hit show that was formerly on the CW network.

The shocking news about this is that both of these shows are new for BET in the scripted arena.

Under the deal with Flavor Unit, the company has come on board to produce its first scripted comedy project, titled Let’s Stay Together. The new show is written and exec produced by Jacque Edmonds Cofer, and is a romantic comedy starring Malinda Williams (of Showtime's Soul Food fame) and Bert Belasco. We hear that the show is set for a launch in January 2011.

But that's not it for the Flavor Unit, as we hear they will also produce the new film titled The Cookout 2, which is a sequel to The Cookout.

We hear that the new show The Game, which was created by Mara Brock Akil, is slated to re-launch in September 2011.

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Chris Rock Agrees To New Remake Film Titled High And Low

At yesterday's press conference for the new film titled Death At A Funeral which stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan (just to name a few) we discovered a news item from Chris Rock himself.

Rock stated that he has agreed to write and possibly star in a new screenplay, which we later discovered was intended for playwright David Mamet titled High and Low and would have Mike Nichols attached, who was brought on to direct.

We discovered that the film is another remake which is a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed 1963 detective thriller High and Low, and follows a wealthy executive whose son has been kidnapped. He’s prepared to pay the ransom using funds he needs for a critical corporate buyout. But, before he can send the payment, he realizes the kidnappers have mistakenly abducted the child of his chauffeur and thus the decision becomes much more complicated.

Mamet was commissioned to pen the first draft of the screenplay more than ten years ago by then producer Martin Scorsese.

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Jamie Foxx To Add Animation To Upcoming Projects!

We just discovered from our sources that comedian, actor, singer and now producer Jamie Foxx is getting into the animation business, as we hear he is planning to produce and star in new animation titled Welcome To The Jungle for 20th Century Fox.
The new animation is based on an idea by Foxx and writer Malcolm Spellman, and we hear that the project is being kept under lock and key for now.

No word yet on when the project will begin, but we will find out and get back to you.

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