The incredibly immortal Nia Long will play Roxanne Shante’s mom in the upcoming Roxanne Roxanne biopic, which Forest Whitaker and Pharrell are co-producing.
Oscar-winning screenwriter David Franzoni created Gladiator, and now he’s writing the story of a man who battled within the arena of his own mind. The Muslim poet and scholar Rumi lived in 13th century Afghanistan, then the outskirts of the Persian Empire; he is still well beloved, and soon his life will be on the big…
Lady Gaga is not starring in a Dionne Warwick biopic, despite earlier reports out of Cannes that she’d be playing late English singer Cilla Black.
Everything about the Nina Simone biopic so far has been a disaster led by ignorance, bad decisions and greed, but the bright side is that Zoe Saldana probably has a decent voice in the movie.
NWA’s ex-manager Gerald Heller can proceed with his defamation lawsuit against Straight Outta Compton, after a judge ruled against its dismissal on Monday.
2016's potential Next Big Thing Margot Robbie has been cast as 1994's potential Next Big Thing Tonya Harding in the upcoming biopic I, Tonya. Entertainment Weekly reports the film will be written by Steven Rogers, the screenwriter of Stepmom, another movie about two feuding women.
When we talk about the upcoming Nina Simone biopic, it feels that two different conversations are taking place: One amongst those who understand how an undercurrent of anti-black racism allowed this to happen, and those who do not.
It looks like the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana is really happening. For real. Like, they’re actually going through with this.
An official poster for Nina, the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana, has been revealed and, well, the movie still looks suspect.
I first saw previews of Manson’s Lost Girls during Christmas while watching another Lifetime movie starring Ashanti as an evil department store manager; laughably, the vintage effects made it look as if the scenes had been run through at least three different Instagram filters. At the same time, it was exciting. How…
Danai Gurira (Michonne on The Walking Dead, aka the best friend to have in a zombie Apocalypse situation) has signed on for the role of Tupac Shakur’s mom Afeni Shakur in the upcoming 2Pac biopic All Eyez On Me.
Lifetime released an extended trailer for its upcoming Toni Braxton biopic Unbreak My Heart and it doesn’t look as bad as the network’s previous attempts at biopics.
Natalie Portman is playing Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie, a film directed by Pablo Larraín who also produced this year’s Nasty Baby and is helming the upcoming Neruda. The movie, set for release sometime in 2017, will take place following the days after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story. While there were plenty of trashy plotlines throughout the series’ seven seasons —evil alter egos, cults, murder plots and stolen babies—I couldn’t recall the show actually having an offscreen villain, à la Beverly Hills, 90210’s Shannen…
Natural redhead Cate Blanchett will be playing natural redhead Lucille Ball in an upcoming film to be written by natural blond Aaron Sorkin. The Wrap reports the film will be an “authorized” biopic, to be produced by Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucy Arnaz Jr.
Yes, he has a name: Nicholas Hoult. But how many of us learned about him via the persistent stream of Jennifer Lawrence media coverage? In any case, Gothamist reports that Hoult has been cast as Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger in the upcoming—and oh so cleverly named—biopic, Rebel in the Rye.
About a week ago, Oprah tweeted at Selma director Ava DuVernay asking if she had yet seen Straight Outta Compton. DuVernay, who replied that she was curious at how her hometown would be represented, ended up watching the film during its opening weekend. She showed her praise for the N.W.A. biopic through a series of…
Faster than Dr. Kimberly Shaw could rip off her wig, Lifetime has revealed plans to cook up yet another juicy, unauthorized tell-all, and this time it’s Melrose Place. The news comes a mere two weeks after announcing The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 movie. Will you please let us catch our breath, Lifetime?
Lifetime recently blessed us with the Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig-fronted Deadly Adoption and has been churning out campy, behind-the-scenes biopics like the upcoming Beverly Hills, 90210 and Full House movies, but now the network is turning its attention to something a bit darker—the Manson Family murders. The…
Put on your most expensive pair of defect designer shoes you bought on clearance at TJ Maxx because there is a new trailer for the Yves Saint Laurent biopic out.