What if champion boxer Muhammad Ali, historic activist Malcolm X, renowned singer Sam Cooke, and pro footballer Jim Brown all got together for one night back in 1964? That’s exactly what the new film One Night in Miami imagines.
An adaptation of the award-winning play of the same name, One Night in Miami marks the feature directorial debut of Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Regina King, and it has all four of these Black icons gathering in Miami after Muhammad Ali defeated heavy weight champion Sonny Liston, sparking powerful conversations about racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility. Watch the trailer below. Read More »
A witty teen with a sharp sense of fashion and even sharper instincts uses her supernatural powers to defend her town from the forces of darkness. Sound familiar? It seems like Regina King is drawing inspiration from one famous Slayer for a new CW series Slay, a Black-led supernatural teen drama that the Emmy and Oscar-winning actress – who recently made her feature directorial debut with the acclaimed One Night in Miami – is developing.
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Regina King made a big splash at the film festival circuit with her feature directorial debut, One Night in Miami, which earned raves at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was the runner-up for the People’s Choice Award. Amazon was quick to snap up the distribution rights, and has set a December release date for One Night in Miami, which will hit select theaters on Christmas Day before making its way to the streaming platform in January 2021.
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Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Netflix was in production on The Harder They Fall, a new western revenge thriller starring Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors. But with Hollywood slowly figuring out how to safety get back to work, the movie is looking to get back in front of cameras soon, and they have an outstanding roster of new cast members that have just been announced.
Regina King (Watchmen), Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You), Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), and Zazie Beetz (Joker) are all joining the cast of the film, and they’re not the only ones. Read More »
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke all check into a motel room. It’s almost hard to imagine such legends sharing the same space, but of course, they did. And on the night of February 25, 1964, after Ali – who was then still known as Cassius Clay – became the Heavyweight Champion of the World after defeating Sonny Liston, the four men gathered together to celebrate. This real event was the impetus for Kemp Powers‘ play, and now Regina King‘s film One Night in Miami, a fictionalized retelling of that night that feels very real.
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Regina King‘s feature directorial debut One Night in Miami had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week, and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, with many ready to toss King’s hat into the awards season ring. The film, based on Kemp Powers‘ play, is a “fictionalized account of a 1964 meeting between Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown,” and will also be playing at TIFF this week. Ahead of that, the first official One Night in Miami clip has been released, and you can check it out below.
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Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to One Night in Miami, Oscar-winning actress Regina King‘s feature directorial debut. The period piece is based on Kemp Powers‘ 2013 play, and tells the story of an epic party in 1964 that involved Cassius Clay (before he was known as Muhammad Ali), activist Malcom X, singer Sam Cooke, and football player Jim Brown. While the movie’s exact release date hasn’t been locked down yet, Amazon says it’s looking to release the film later this year “with an eye towards the awards corridor.” Read More »
The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival is still happening this fall, albeit with a lot of changes as the world is still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Though there will still be some physical screenings in movie theaters happening up in Canada, this year’s line-up features a smaller selection of films, the addition of plenty of digital screenings, and some collaboration with the Venice Film Festival and New York Film Festival. And now we known which movies will be playing
The full TIFF 2020 line-up has been announced, and it includes a total of 50 films spread out over 10 days, including new movies directed by Regina King, Viggo Mortensen, Halle Berry, Werner Herzog, Chloé Zhao, Mira Nair, and many more. Get the full list of TIFF 2020 films below. Read More »
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Watchmen showed audiences another side of actor Tim Blake Nelson. As Wade Tillman (a.k.a. Looking Glass), Nelson is more imposing than ever before. The reserved cop, to put it mildly, doesn’t need to beat anybody to a pulp to prove or illustrate his immense strength. Look no further than the interrogation scene to see a man in complete control of his surroundings, body, and power.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nelson’s casting imbued an authenticity to Wade and the setting of Damon Lindelof‘s magnum opus. As a storyteller himself, having written and directed several films, including the thinking man’s stoner pic, Leaves of Grass, Nelson is as much in awe of Watchmen‘s storytelling as the rest of us. After the series concluded with answers as exciting as the questions, we spoke to Nelson about his experience working on and watching the show, acting opposite of Regina King, and similarities between Minority Report and Watchmen.
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Who would say no to a tour of the Watchmen set from its Oscar-winning star Regina King? Not us. In anticipation of the HBO comic book series’ premiere in just a few days, a Watchmen behind the scenes featurette gives us a tour of the elaborate sets of the series. Well, some of them. Well, maybe one of them. Like the rest of the show, the Watchmen set is being kept under a tight lock, and King is forbidden by executive producer Damon Lindelof from showing more of the series than she needs to. Watch the Watchmen behind the scenes featurette below.
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