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Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield In Talks for Ryan Coogler Film - The Color Brief February 20

Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield In Talks for Ryan Coogler Film - The Color Brief February 20

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 Actors Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are both in talks to star in the forthcoming film Jesus Was My Homeboy

The film tells the story of Fred Hampton, who served as the deputy chairman of the national Black Panther Party and worked as an activist and revolutionary.  He was assassinated in Chicago in 1969.

Kaluuya would play Hampton and Stanfield would play William O’Neal, who ultimately betrayed Hampton.

Both actors have been featured in several buzzy projects, and Kaluuya will be seen next in Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim, a film written by Lena Waithe.

Jesus Was My Homeboy is being produced by Ryan Coogler and MACRO, and it will be directed by Shaka King.  Most recently, King has directed for TV including 5 episodes of TBS’ People of Earth and 2 episodes of HBO’s High Maintenance.

In other news… 

Riz Ahmed stars in the new BBC period drama Englistan, which is being shopped for international distribution.  He’s also set to star in a rumored Netflix adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Gary Clark, Jr. is using his new album, This Land, to confront racism in America.  He gave a detailed interview about the record to Billboard magazine.The album drops March 1. Clark performed two songs from the album on last Saturday’s episode ofSNL.

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Drake, Jorja Smith, The Carters Storm the BRIT Awards - The Color Brief February 21

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