Category Archives: casting

B.I.G. role for Ms. Bassett

Reel sista Angela Basset has been cast in “Notorious” the biopic about the life of slain rapper Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. Angela will play Voletta Wallace, the mother of Biggie. The cast also includes Jamaal Woolard as Biggie, Derek Luke and Puffy, and Anthony Mackie as the late Tupac Shakur. The film is set to be released in early 2009


Beyonce is “Obsessed” with Idris

Beyonce Knowles’ campaign for world domination is expanding. The rising film star is already at the top of her game in worlds of music and fashion. And now she is flexing her talented muscle behind the camera as well.
It was announced this week in Variety that Beyonce will executive produce and star in the Screen Gems thriller “Obsessed.” She will play the wife of my favorite reel brother, the oh so sexy Idris Elba.

In the film Elba plays an office manager who is stalked by a temp in his office (played by Ali Larter).

Beyonce was last seen in “Dreamgirls” and has also been cast as Etta James in the upcoming film “Cadillac Records.” After “The Fighting Temptation’s” and her other films “Obsessed’ will mark on of the first films where Beyonce will play a character who is not a singer. I look forward to seeing Beyonce spread her acting wings and making a distinction betweenher music and her acting. the film is set to go into production this summer.

Zoe Boldy Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before

Big news for all my Trekkies. According to the Hollywood Reporter, reel sista Zoe Saldana is close to sealing the deal and signing on to join the 11th installment of the hughly popular Star Trek franchise.
The producers are keeping a lid on the details, but sources say that Zoe will play the role of Lt. Uhura, the chief communications officer on the USS Enterprise.
This is the role that was first played to perfection by Nichelle Nichols on the original television series as well as in several of the films.
Nichols is credited with playing the first non-stereotypical (meaning ‘mammy’) black woman on television.
As for Zoe, she first hit the big screen opposite Britney Spears in the film ‘Crosswords,’ which was penned by reel sista Shonda Rhimes (creator of Grey’s Anatomy). Recently, Zoe was seen in the film ‘Premium.’ Up next, she can be seen in the films ‘Blackout’ and ‘Vantage Point,’ both slated for release later this year.

And The Manolo Goes to…

According to a report in Hollywood Reporter, Academy Award winning reel sista, Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of ‘Sex and the City’ movie. Jennifer will play Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant.
The film is set to begin filming this month in New York. It will be directed by Michael Patrick King and will star all four of the leads (Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Catrall) as well as Chris Noth as the super cool “Mr. Big”

In addition to her breakout role as “Effie White” in last years ‘Dreamgirls,’ Jennifer will next be seen in the film “Winged Creatures” with Forrest Whitaker.

Looks like Jennfer is out to prove that she is a bonafide reel sista outside og the realm of musicals. Do it Jen!