The last time we had a check-in on Selma, the civil rights picture director Lee Daniels spent much of 2010 preparing to make, financing was an issue. The director had a script and a cast (Hugh Jackman, Liam Neeson, David Oyelowo, Robert De Niro, Cedric the Entertainer) but money was a problem.

Then he was signed to rewrite and direct The Butler, and it seemed like Selma might go away. But, as it turns out, the financing for Selma is now in place. And so, having two civil rights-themed films set up, Daniels is faced with a choice: Selma, or The Butler? Read More »


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Precious director Lee Daniels has assembled quite a cast for civil rights film Selma, but the film is still looking for financing, and now the director has made a deal with Sony to rewrite and direct The Butler, based on the story of Eugene Allen, who was a servant in the White House through eight presidencies. Read More »

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