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Movies: A Sequel to “The Best Man” in the Works?

“The Best Man was the right film at the right time. There were few films prior or since that film that spoke to the generation of African-Americans who I knew, lived, worked, loved and laughed with. I’ve been gratefully astounded over the years at the audience response to the film. People have often asked “Whatever happened to those characters? Did Jordan ever find a man? Does Murch stay with Candy? Do Lance and Mia live happily ever after?” I have never really taken the time to answer those questions. But they keep getting asked and in light of how it is in heavy rotation on cable TV it very well may be a sign that those questions need to be answered.”

via NB

Movies: Drake Gets Back Into Acting Alongside Al Pacino

Canadian hip hop star Drake is in negotiations to join the financial thriller “Arbitrage,” TheWrap has learned.

Nicholas Jarecki (“The Outsider”) is writing and directing the indie film, which follows a hedge fund magnate who is in over his head and desperate to complete the sale of his shady trading empire to a major bank before his fraud is revealed.

However, an unexpected, bloody error forces him to turn to the most unlikely corner for help in protecting him from rivals who want to bring him down.

Susan Sarandon and Eva Green (“Casino Royale”) are set to play the character’s wife and art dealer mistress, respectively.

Johnny Lin is producing and financing the picture through his company Filmula. Bob Salerno (“A Single Man”) Laura Bickford (“Traffic”) and Kevin Turen will also produce, while Brian Young will exec produce.

Production is scheduled for this March in New York.

Full Article via TW

Clint Eastwood to Remake “A Star is Born” w/Beyonce

Beyoncé Knowles is headed back to the big screen and into the familiar territory of playing an aspiring singer-turned-superstar. According to Deadline, Knowles will star in a remake of “A Star Is Born,” to be directed and produced by Oscar winner Clint Eastwood for Warner Bros.

The remake will be the fourth telling of the “A Star Is Born” tale, the most memorable in recent years being the 1976 version with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson as star-crossed lovers of sorts. It is also worth mentioning that the producers of that film, Billy Gerber and Jon Peters, are also attached to this new project. It is said to be a full-on musical with production set to begin sometime in the fall.

Naturally, the plot details are under wraps, but the original story revolves around an aspiring singer who meets and falls in love with a troubled, failing former star who helps get the young ingénue her big break in the business.

Full Article via MTV

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Men Lie, Women Lie: Willow Smith to Play Annie in Remake

In his latest keep-it-in-the-family move, Will Smith is exploring with Sony the potential for a remake of the musical “Annie,” with daughter Willow as the star, sources say.

Smith, who developed “The Karate Kid” starring his son Jaden, would produce through his Overbrook shingle.

While details about the “Annie” retooling are still in development stages, rapper Jay-Z, who worked with Willow on her pop hit “Whip My Hair,” is in talks to collaborate on the music.

Project reps were tight-lipped about whether the pic would be a contemporary version and whether it will include any original songs.

Sony’s summer hit “Karate Kid” made more than $350 million worldwide and likely helped pave the way for exploring new ground with the “Annie” redo.

via Variety

I’m sure the registers will be ringing soon enough.

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