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Laurence Fishburne is set to star in the A+E adaptation of the 1977 miniseries, Roots, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fishburne will play Alex Haley, who wrote the novel in 1976. James Earl Jones originally played Haley in the series. Roots was centered around Kunta Kinte (played by LeVar Burton) after being sold into slavery, and it follows his life […]

Today’s movie news might be thanks to last weekend’s box office success of San Andreas because Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is now in talks to star in the remake of the 1986 flick, Big Trouble in Little China. Johnson sprung the idea on Fox, who owns the rights to the movie, according to The Wrap. If all goes […]

“Rosemary’s Baby” is getting quite the revamp from NBC.  Zoe Saldana has been tapped to play the iconic role, previously played by Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski’s 1968 cult classic. RELATED: Zoe Saldana Addresses Critics Who Say She’s Not “Black Enough”  In the upcoming remake, Saldana will play a young wife and expectant mother who moves […]

With the critical and box office of success of “Django Unchained” and “12 Years A Slave,” cable television has officially jumped on the slave movie train.  According to Deadline, The History Channel plans to produce a remake of the 1977 TV miniseries “Roots.”  The cable network recently acquired the rights from Mark Wolper, whose father […]

Media mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is really trying to have his hands in all facets of entertainment. After recently launching his music television network revolt, Diddy is set to take the lead role in the remake of the gangster classic “King of New York.”   According to Page Six, Diddy has linked up with Brian […]

Looks like Quvenzhane Wallis is out to make Hollywood history once again.  She’s already the youngest actress nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, and according to Entertainment Weekly, the 9 year old dynamo is being considered for the big screen remake of “Annie.” RELATED: “Beasts of The Southern Wild”: One of the Best Black Films […]

In what may be Hollywood’s most drawn-out casting process, director Clint Eastwood might have finally found the male lead to start opposite Beyonce in “A Star Is Born.”  According to Shadow And Act, actor Bradley Cooper “(Limitless, Hangover 2) is in talks to star in the musical remake. RELATED: Beyonce Records Soundtrack For “A Star […]