Forest Whitaker News
1:15 PM 9/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
It hardly seemed like the stuff of a trilogy in the making when it debuted in 2008, but Taken made a ton of money while repositioning Liam Neeson as an unlikely late-blooming action hero, so here we are, months away from what's supposedly the final installment in the Taken franchise.
cinemablend.com – After years of development, Southpaw is finally coming out to play. The boxing drama once courted Eminem before landing Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead, and now director Antoine Fuqua is going about filling out the cast. And would you believe he's enlisting People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person In The World, queen bee Regina George, and Ghost Dog? 31 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
thewrap.com – Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama “Southpaw,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. A representative for The Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Gyllenhaal is set to play Billy “The Great” Hope, a left-handed prizefighter who wins a title but suffers a tragedy soon after and must put his life back together to earn the respect of his young daughter. 37 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
Forest Whitaker Talks REPENTANCE, Acting Opposite Anthony Mackie, Staying True to His Acting Roots, and the Evolution of African American Films
collider.com – Forest Whitaker plays a profoundly troubled man struggling to hold onto his sanity and do the right thing in director Philippe Caland’s intriguing horror-thriller, Repentance. Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Tommy Carter (Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist and spiritual advisor. His successful book release draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Whitaker) who convinces Carter to take him on as a personal client. 42 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
11:25 AM 1/30/2014 by Binh Ngo
he first two Taken movies have grossed over $600 million at the global box office, and a third one is on the way, but what will they do for the three-peat? Bring on Forest Whitaker, of course.
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Olivier Megaton will be back in the director’s chair for Taken 3, the latest film in the action franchise hatched by Luc Besson‘s EuropaCorp. Megaton directed the second film in the series that’s been distributed by 20th Century Fox. While it’s likely that Fox will be on Taken 3, I understand negotiations are still underway. 46 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
4:46 PM 12/6/2013 by Logan Falk
After last week’s deluge of new releases, it’s very nice for certain movie column writers to have a week with just one new release (that’s not a big-name release that people have been clamoring to see for months, that is) to write about.
Exclusive: Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker and Scott Cooper Tell Us What's at the Heart of 'Out of the Furnace'
fandango.com – Four years after the release of Crazy Heart, director Scott Cooper brings another chilling story to the screen with Out of the Furnace. The film, which hits theaters this weekend, journeys into the heart of a fading America as it follows two brothers raised in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Fresh off four brutal tours of duty in Iraq, Rodney Baze (Casey Affleck) returns to his hometown to reunite with his oldest brother, Russell (Christian Bale). 1 year 2 weeks ago via jetli
8:34 PM 11/29/2013 by Logan Falk
After a few weeks of standalone releases (or big-name releases accompanied by a smaller, somewhat negligible release), this Thanksgiving weekend features an explosion of new releases that, in conjunction with the blockbusters of the last month, should cater to just about every audience heading to the theaters over the weekend.