Kevin Hart Partners With STXfilms on 2 Comedies

Kevin Hart Partners With STXfilms on 2 Comedies
Kevin Hart will produce and may star in two comedy films in a partnership with STXfilms via his HartBeat Productions, STXfilms announced Wednesday.

Hart’s “The Upside” at Stx, co-produced with Lantern Entertainment, hit number one at the box office in early January and has grossed $46.6 million domestically since its release. The film, a remake of the 2011 French box office hit “The Intouchables,” showed a more dramatic side for Hart.

Hart and HartBeat’s president of production John Cheng will produce both films. Carli Haney will oversee for HartBeat and Drew Simon will oversee for STXfilms.

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“It’s crystal clear audiences love Kevin and they want to see him in a variety of roles,” STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said in a statement. “This partnership allows STXfilms to take the successful collaboration we started with The Upside
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Golden Globes: Jessica Chastain & Sam Rockwell Set As First Presenters

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Golden Globes: Jessica Chastain & Sam Rockwell Set As First Presenters
The Golden Globes will be handed out Sunday, and Jessica Chastain and Sam Rockwell are set as the first presenters. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the announcement on the pair, who appeared together in 2017’s Woman Walks Ahead, on Twitter this morning:

Exclusive: The HFPA is proud to announce that Sam Rockwell and @jes_chastain will be presenters at the 76th Golden Globe Awards! Tune to @nbc on Sunday at 8Pm Et/5Pm Pt to see these two and many, many more celebrate this year's #GoldenGlobes! pic.twitter.com/3rYDOOHhtn

— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 2, 2019

Chastain, a five-time Globes nominee who won for 2013’s Zero Dark Thirty, recently was onscreen in Molly’s Game — for which she grabbed a Globe nom — and The Zookeeper’s Wife. She has a number of films in the works including 355 and It: Chapter Two.

Rockwell won the 2018 Golden Globe for his supporting role
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Named 2019’s Most Anticipated Blockbuster by Fandango Users

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Named 2019’s Most Anticipated Blockbuster by Fandango Users
Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel” and “Star Wars: Episode IX” were picked as the three most anticipated movies of the new year, according to Fandango’s 2019 Most Anticipated Movies Survey.

Brie Larson as “Captain Marvel” and Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (and Woody in “Toy Story 4”) were each voted 2019’s Most Anticipated Actress and Actor by the Fandango’s users.

More than 3,500 people participated in the survey, which also named Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud (“Aladdin”) its Rising Female Movie Star and Rising Male Movie Star, respectively.

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“The popularity of superhero movies is at an all-time high as we head into the new year,” says Fandango managing editor Erik Davis. “Marvel fans are particularly anxious for the final ‘Avengers’ chapter after that ‘Infinity War’ cliffhanger, and are eagerly awaiting the studio’s first standalone female superhero,
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Avengers: Endgame Beats Star Wars 9 as Most Anticipated Movie of 2019

Many believe that the McU is one of the few things this alternative timeline we are currently living in has gotten right. So it should come as no surprise that Avengers: Endgame is the most anticipated movie of 2019, even though there is also a new Star Wars movie on the wayl. For the first time, Marvel truly is beating the universe that George Lucas created at its own game.

This comes from a new poll conducted by Fandango, which breaks down the movies most wanted by audiences across America. And Avengers: Endgame is the clear winner on many fronts. But Marvel isn't stopping there. Coming in at the number two spot is Captain Marvel, the first of three new McU adventures set to hit theaters in the coming year, a prequel that predates even Iron Man with its 1995 set storyline, which helps set up some of the events in Avengers: Endgame.
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John Gallagher Jr. Joins Amblin’s Horror Movie ‘Larry’

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John Gallagher Jr. Joins Amblin’s Horror Movie ‘Larry’
Exclusive: John Gallagher Jr. is boarding Amblin Partners and the Picture Company’s Larry, which is based on the horror short by Jacob Chase. As Deadline broke exclusively in February, Chase will also write and direct the feature film.

Gallagher Jr. joins Gillian Jacobs and Azhy Robertson, who’ve already been set for the pic, which follows a young boy and his family who become the target of a monster who materializes through electronic devices. The Picture Company’s Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona are producing.

Gallagher Jr. will next star in Will Eubank’s Underwater opposite Kristen Stewart for 20th Century Fox and The Best of Enemies opposite Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell for STXfilms. Recently, he appeared in The Miseducation of Cameron Post opposite Chloë Grace Moretz, which premiered and won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. He is also starring in
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Taraji P. Henson Says TV, More than Film, Paved the Way for Black Women Leads (and Wants to Play a Man)

Taraji P. Henson Says TV, More than Film, Paved the Way for Black Women Leads (and Wants to Play a Man)
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future.

Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson takes the long view. Others might look at a film like “Hidden Figures,” the 2016 Best Picture nominee in which Henson starred alongside Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae and herald its success as proof that Hollywood is finally waking up to the massive market for films starring women of color; Henson wants to look just a little further back.

“We’re starting to see more black women lead films,” she said. “That’s a good thing, but I think that was already happening. … I don’t know if it was that film, but it had started to happen anyway on television. After Kerry Washington and ‘Scandal,’ and then next thing you know here comes Cookie, then you have Annalise on ‘How to Get Away With Murder.’ It just started happening.”

The “Cookie” in question is,
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The Best Of Enemies (2019) Movie Trailer: Civil Rights Activist Taraji P. Henson vs Klan Leader Sam Rockwell

The Best of Enemies Trailer Robin Bissell’s The Best of Enemies (2019) movie trailer stars Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, and Bruce McGill. The Best of Enemies’ plot synopsis: based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson, “Based on a true story, The Best Of Enemies centers on the unlikely relationship between [...]

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Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson are Forced to Work Together in Trailer For The Best Of Enemies

A trailer has been released for a new film called The Best of Enemies, which is based on the true story of the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971.

This looks like a great film that tells an incredible and power story. I’m also a big fan of Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson and it’s good to see them take on great roles like this. Here’s the synopsis:

C. P. Ellis grew up in the poor white section of Durham, North Carolina, and as a young man joined the Ku Klux Klan. Ann Atwater, a single mother from the poor black part of town, quit her job
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‘The Best of Enemies’ Trailer: Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell Have to Learn to Work Together

The true story of Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis gets the big screen biopic treatment with The Best of Enemies. Atwater was a civil rights activist, and Ellis was an Exalted Cyclops of a Ku Klux Klan group, but the two were forced to work together to deal with the issue of school segregation in Durham. In the film, […]

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Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell star in trailer for Civil Rights drama The Best of Enemies

Stx Films has debuted the first poster and trailer for Robin Bissell’s directorial debut The Best of Enemies. Based on Osha Gray Davidson’s book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, the civil rights drama sees Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell leading a cast that includes Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, John Gallagher Jr., and Nick Searcy; take a look here…

Based on a true story, The Best Of Enemies centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

The Best of Enemies is set for release on April 5th.
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Taraji P. Henson & Sam Rockwell in First 'The Best of Enemies' Trailer

"They say you represent a great many people in this town..." Stx has debuted the first trailer for a drama titled The Best of Enemies, marking the feature directorial debut of producer Robin Bissell. Not to be confused with the excellent documentary also titled The Best of Enemies about Gore vs Vidal, this film is about two other different friends from America's history. The film tells the story of a rivalry, and friendship, between the local Ku Klux Klan leader in Durham, North Carolina played by Sam Rockwell, and a civil rights activist named Ann Atwater, played by Taraji P. Henson. The full cast includes Wes Bentley, Anne Heche, Sope Aluko, John Gallagher Jr., Nick Searcy, and Caitlin Mehner. This looks much better than expected, some fire & passion in these folks and I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Robin Bissell's The Best of Enemies,
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‘The Best of Enemies’ Trailer: Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell Lead Civil Rights Drama

STXfilms has released the first trailer for the upcoming true story drama The Best of Enemies. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist in North Carolina who was forced to co-chair a community summit with Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell) during a battle over desegregation in the summer of 1971. The film marks the directorial debut of Robin Bissell, who previously served as a producer on films like Free State of Jones and Seabiscuit. This movie looks pretty good, if a little familiar. Civil rights dramas always have …
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‘The Best Of Enemies’ Trailer: Taraji P. Henson & Sam Rockwell Star In Civil Rights Drama

Dramas surrounding the Civil Rights movement have been very popular in recent years. “Selma,” “The Butler,” and “Hidden Figures” are just a few films that have become hits telling the story of some of the darkest times in United States history. Now, “The Best of Enemies” hopes to do the same, and the film brings one of those “Hidden Figures” stars to lead the way.

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‘The Best Of Enemies’ Trailer: It’s Taraji P. Henson Vs. Sam Rockwell – And Civil Rights Activist Vs. Klan Leader

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‘The Best Of Enemies’ Trailer: It’s Taraji P. Henson Vs. Sam Rockwell – And Civil Rights Activist Vs. Klan Leader
“Sometimes there are necessary evils for the greater good.” That inherently creepy comment fairly describes one side’s stance on race relations in The Best of Enemies, a timely drama starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell. Check out the first trailer above and the poster below.

Based on a true story, the film centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Oscar nominee Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Oscar winner Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit after a local grade school for black kids burns down. They battle over the desegregation of schools in Durham, Nc, during the racially charged summer of 1971. The improbable bond they forge would change their lives forever.

Waving a Bible at Ellis, Atwater says, “This here does the talking for me.” He responds, “I have a Bible.” She fires back, “Well, then, you
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'The Best of Enemies' Trailer: Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell Go Head-to-Head in True-Life Race Drama

STXfilms has released the first trailer for The Best of Enemies, which follows the real-life feud and subsequent friendship between civil rights activist Ann Atwater and former Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis in Durham, N.C.

The film takes inspiration from Osha Gray Davidson’s book, The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South. Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson plays Atwater, while Oscar winner Sam Rockwell portrays Ellis.

The pair, initially adversaries, find themselves in a burgeoning friendship when asked to co-chair a committee overseeing the issue of segregation in schools in ...
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Watch Exclusive 'The Best of Enemies' Trailer: Listen Up

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Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) is a plain-spoken wife and activist, living in Durham, North Carolina in 1971. When the school her children attend is burned down, she is prompted to take action, finding herself on the opposite side of the issue from C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell). As demonstrated in our exclusive trailer for The Best of Enemies, they are pitted against each other as the school integration issue becomes heated, since the blunt-talking C.P. Ellis is the leader of the local Ku Klux...

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Stx’s ‘The Best Of Enemies’ With Taraji P Henson & Sam Rockwell Gets Release Date

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STXfilms has set an April 5, 2019 release date for The Best of Enemies, the drama starring Taraji P Henson and Sam Rockwell based on the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina. Hunger Games producer Robin Bissell directed the pic and penned the original screenplay inspired by Osha Gray Davidson’s book.

Stx Entertainment acquired rights to the film in July.

Henson plays Ann Atwater and Rockwell is C.P. Ellis, who in 1971 reluctantly co-chaired a community summit in Durham, Nc, during the battle over the desegregation of schools in the city. The events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever. Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Nick Searcy, John Gallagher Jr. and Bruce McGill co-star.

Producers are Danny Strong, Fred Bernstein, Matt Berenson, Bissell, Dominique Telson, Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe.

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Taraji P. Henson-Sam Rockwell Drama ‘Best of Enemies’ Sets Release Date

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STXfilms has set an April 5 release for civil rights drama “The Best of Enemies,” starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell.

Henson portrays Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist in Durham, N.C., who battled Kkk leader C.P. Ellis (Rockwell) for a decade until 1971, when the two agreed to co-chair a two-week community meeting to deal with a court-ordered school desegregation decree. That event changed both of their lives. Babou Ceesay portrays Bill Riddick, who reluctantly persuaded Ellis and Atwater to head the community summit to try and reach a compromise. The cast also includes Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, John Gallagher Jr., and Nick Searcy.

Robin Bissell, an executive producer on “The Hunger Games” and “Seabiscuit,” is making his directorial debut from his own script, inspired by Osha Gray Davidson’s book “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South.” Producers include Danny Strong, Fred Bernstein,
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‘Proven Innocent’: Caitlin Mehner & Tembi Locke To Recur In Fox Legal Drama

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‘Proven Innocent’: Caitlin Mehner & Tembi Locke To Recur In Fox Legal Drama
Caitlin Mehner (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Tembi Locke (Eureka) are set for recurring roles opposite Rachel Lefevre and Russell Hornsby on Fox’s new legal drama series Proven Innocent, from Empire co-creator Danny Strong and writer David Elliott.

Written by Elliott, Proven Innocent follows a criminal defense firm led by Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice.

Mehner will play Heather Husband, a classic mean girl from high school and Madeline Scott’s (Lefevre) nemesis who continues to torment her in adulthood.

Locke will portray Vanessa Dale, a professional and empathetic therapist to Easy Boudreau (Hornsby).

Mehner is coming off the recurring role of Honey Bruce in Emmy-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and supporting roles in The Best of Enemies opposite Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson and in the most recent Ocean’s Eight. Mehner also stars in the indie comedy
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‘The Purge’ Casts Jessica Miesel; Robert Wisdom Joins ‘The Fix’

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‘The Purge’ Casts Jessica Miesel; Robert Wisdom Joins ‘The Fix’
Jessica Miesel (The Resident) has joined the recurring cast of upcoming The Purge series for USA Network. Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night. Miesel will play Alison, who dreams of a corner office and promotion. Miesel can be seen in STXfilms’ upcoming feature The Best of Enemies, starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell. She also recurs as Nurse Jessica Moore on The Resident which is going into its second season on Fox. Miesel is repped by Link Entertainment and J Pervis Talent Agency.
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