Jennifer Hudson says she hopes to make Aretha Franklin “proud” with her portrayal of the late music icon in an upcoming biopic. “I just hope I make her proud [and] do her justice,” Hudson said about playing Franklin in the biopic “Respect,” set to drop next year. “I am just taking it one step at a time, one […]

 Forest and Keisha Whitaker won’t go into 2019 as a couple. Oscar-winning actor Forest filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years last Thursday, according to The Daily Mail. The couple has two grown daughters Sonnet, 22 and True, 20. Each of them has a child from a previous relationship. The two met in […]

Twenty-one years after the unsolved murder of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace  we’re no closer to finding out who killed him (or Tupac). A movie about LAPD officer Russell Poole’s attempt to find out the truth first changed titles and now it appears its been shelved. Whether indefinitely or not remains to be seen. Johnny Depp, who […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on “Empire” this fall. Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music mogul who long ago gave an unknown Lucious Lyon (series star Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Now, decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious […]

Forest Whitaker has jumped onboard Codeblack Films’ untitled Angela Davis biopic as an executive producer, reports Variety. Lionsgate’s Codeblack in 2016 picked up the movie rights to “Angela Davis: An Autobiography” and set up the project with Nina Yang Bongiovi, whose credits include “Fruitvale Station,” which Whitaker also produced, and “Dope.” Sidra Smith, a producer […]

Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker has joined Johnny Depp in the upcoming thriller, “LAbyrinth,” which centers around the investigations into the murders of rap icons The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Whitaker is tapped to play investigative journalist Randall Sullivan, while Depp plays now deceased LAPD detective Russell Poole, who was assigned to Biggie’s murder. […]

Forest Whitaker has been tapped to tell the story of female, hip-hop emcee Roxanne Shante in the upcoming biopic, Roxanne Roxanne. While the details are still being kept at a minimum, we do know that Nia Long will play the hip hop legend’s mother, Peggy. Check out a few photos from the set.   Will you […]

In 1976 author Alex Haley, who also wrote The Autobiography of Malcolm X released his book Roots, partially based on his journey to discover his ancestry. In the book, he told the story of those ancestors and the struggles they faced after being forcefully uprooted from Africa. Haley’s book was turned into a TV mini-series, […]

Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose and Derek Luke are among the actors newly cast in A&E Networks’ remake of Roots, the network announced Wednesday. Whitaker will play Fiddler, a slave who risks his life trying to mentor and aid in the escape of protagonist Kunta Kinte. Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (The Good Wife) will […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Forest Whitaker will make his Broadway debut this spring as a drunken, small time hustler in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie.” The Academy Award and Golden Globe winner will play Erie, who tells his tale to a sympathetic soul in a rundown hotel lobby. He misses Hughie, the fleabag hotel’s […]