Paramount+ seems like one of the younger streaming services on the scene, even though it’s just a rebranded versions of CBS All Access with a beefier library of movies and TV shows. However, only now is the Viacom-owned streamer trying to run with the big dogs in their production of original content. In fact, when 2022 rolls around, Paramount+ has plans to release one original movie every single week, and they’re getting a head start by debuting Antoine Fuqua‘s movie Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor, this summer. Read More »
Director Antoine Fuqua is best known for action movies and crime thrillers like Training Day, Shooter, Olympus Has Fallen, The Magnificent Seven, and The Equalizer. But soon he’ll be heading into prestige drama territory with a new adaptation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams. And we already have a good idea about how this take on the story will be different. Read More »
Georgia seems to be on everyone’s mind these days as the state has recently enacted new voting restrictions that make it far more difficult for citizens to make their voices heard, especially Black voters living in the state. In response to the new voting restrictions signed into law on March 31, Georgia-based corporations like Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines have spoken out against the new laws, and now it’s starting to impact film productions that bring jobs and revenue to the state.
In a press release, director/producer Antoine Fuqua and producer/star Will Smith announced that they will be moving Apple’s production of the runaway slave drama Emancipation out of Georgia because of the aforementioned voting restrictions passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp. Read More »
Jamie Foxx has been talking about playing Mike Tyson for years now, and it looks like it’s finally happening. The actor will star in and produce a Mike Tyson limited series based on the boxer’s life. The show, titled Tyson, has no network or streamer attached just yet, but Antoine Fuqua will direct, and Martin Scorsese is listed as one of the executive producers.
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The Guilty is heading to Netflix, as the streaming giant has landed the rights to the Jake Gyllenhaal and Antoine Fuqua remake of the Danish thriller in a $30 million deal. It’s the latest high-profile acquisition by the streaming giant in recent weeks, which include movies starring Halle Berry, Zendaya, and others.
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Jake Gyllenhaal is going another round with his Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua. Gyllenhaal is starring in a remake of the phenomenal Danish thriller, The Guilty, which Fuqua has just signed on to direct. Filming is set to begin this November under COVID-19 restrictions. Read More »
Apple has scored a huge win, beating out Warner Bros. for Emancipation, an Antoine Fuqua-directed action film starring Will Smith as a runaway slave. It’s another high-profile project for Apple, who also have the Tom Hanks World War II drama Greyhound arriving this year, and recently swooped in to help save Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.
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Although both Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua are in the middle of productions halted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the pair have already lined up a particularly timely project together. Smith and Fuqua are teaming up for the runaway slave thriller Emancipation, based on the true story of Peter, a runaway slave who would escape the Louisiana swamps and join the Union Army.
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Chris Pratt is making his return to television with the conspiracy thriller series The Terminal List, which has just landed at Amazon Studios. Based on Jack Carr‘s bestselling novel, The Terminal List series is directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David DiGilio, both of whom executive produce the series, which will be Pratt’s first series-regular role since Parks and Recreation.
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Quibi, the upcoming mobile-only streaming platform that’s offering its content in short bursts (aka “quick bites”), has been making headlines for its outlandish show concepts, like one in which model/actress/internet celebrity Chrissy Teigen serves as a court judge or a cooking show in which blindfolded contestants are shot in the face with the foods they must use to win the competition. But Quibi is making its own movies, too – and they’ve hired some top talent to participate.
Check out the trailer for one of the streaming service’s first “movies in chapters” called #FreeRayshawn, which is executive produced by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and stars Stephan James (Homecoming) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix). Read More »