Jeffrey Wright News

Date Of Birth:
December 07, 1965 (48)
Birth Place:
Washington, DC, USA
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John Stevenson to Direct CG Animated Feature NOAH'S ARK
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company's first CG-animated feature inspired by “Noah's Ark,” which is slated for completion in 2016. (more...)

HBO Drama Series BOARDWALK EMPIRE to Begin Fifth & Final Season 9/7
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Emmy®-winning HBO drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE returns for its eight-episode, fifth and final season SUNDAY, SEPT. 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Production Begins on Screen Gems' THE PERFECT GUY, Starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy & Morris Chestnut
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Principal photography has begun on Screen Gems' thriller 'The Perfect Guy,' starring Sanaa Lathan ('The Best Man Holiday'), Michael Ealy ('Think Like A Man,' 'Think Like A Man 2,' 'About Last Night,' 'Seven Pounds') and Morris Chestnut ('Think Like A Man,' 'Identity Thief,' 'The Best Man Holiday'). The film also stars Charles S. Dutton ('Longmire,' 'Against the Ropes,' 'Cry the Beloved Country,' 'Alien 3'), Rutina Wesley ('True Blood') and Kathryn Morris ('Cold Case'). Directed by David M. Rosenthal ('A Single Shot,' 'Janie Jones'), the film is produced by Tommy Oliver ('1982,' 'Kinyarwanda'), Darryl Taja ('New IN Town'), Nicole Rocklin ('The Magnificent Cooly-T,' 'Middle of Nowhere') and Wendy Rhoads ('The Haunting in Connecticut,' 'Because I Said So') and will shoot on locations throughout Los Angeles. (more...)

The Old Globe to Launch Free San Diego Tour of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the creation of an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will direct the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He plans to cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego M.F.A. Program in classical acting. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances in the Globe's Hattox Hall November 7-9. (more...)

Run & Shoot Filmworks Screens 47 Films at Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

August on the Vineyard kicks off with a boom with the 12th Annual Martha's Run &Shoot Filmworks Vineyard African American Film Festival, August 5 - 9th presented by Lincoln Motor Company. (more...)

EPIX Original Documentary FORGOTTEN FOUR: The Integration of Pro Football to Air 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football, an EPIX Original Documentary, will make its World Premiere on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 8PM ET. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out 'Living Portraits' from HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART I
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

As Hunger Games fans eagerly await the debut of the first trailer for MOCKINGJAY - PART I, which will have its debut this Friday at 2014 Comic Con, the film's official fashion site, Capitol Couture, has shared motion poster art (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Motion Posters for HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART I
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The film's official fashion site, Capitol Couture, has shared motion poster art featuring Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone). (more...)

VIDEO: John Lithgow Talks Realizing His Dream of Playing 'King Lear' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy chatted with John Lithgow about playing the titular role of King Lear for Shakespeare in the Park (more...)

HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for Second Half of 2014
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

HBO presents a compelling array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries every Monday night in the second half of 2014. (more...)

HBO Announces Second Half of 2014 Documentary Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

HBO presents a compelling array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries every Monday night in the second half of 2014. Among the new films to debut in the weekly slot are Kate Davis and David Heilbroner's THE NEWBURGH STING, an inside look at the rarely told story of the FBI's involvement in a homegrown terror case, Jeremiah Zagar's CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART, a look at the first trial televised gavel-to-gavel and the media circus surrounding it, Steve Buscemi's A GOOD JOB: STORIES OF THE FDNY, showing what it's like to work in one of the most demanding fire departments in the world, HUNTED: THE WAR AGAINST GAYS IN RUSSIA, the searing story of a group that terrorizes gay men and women, and a holiday family special SAVING MY TOMORROW: KIDS CARE FOR THE PLANET, spotlighting young environmental activists. (more...)

VIDEO: President Snow Delivers 2nd Message in HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Teaser Trailer!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Lionsgate has released a second teaser trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - Part 1 containing a second message from President Snow. (more...)

VIDEO: President Snow Delivers Message in HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Teaser Trailer!
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Lionsgate has released the first teaser trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - Part 1. The film hits theaters on November 22, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Capitol Celebrates 'District Heroes' in Stunning Promo Posters for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Lionsgate is turning to an innovative and eye-catching method of marketing for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 film with its 'Capitol' website, which now features a 'District Heroes Collection' of what look like perfectly composed magazine spreads celebrating the strengths of the different districts of Panem. Check out some of them below, and stay tuned for more! (more...)

THE NORMAL HEART, Matt Bomer, BREAKING BAD, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK & More Win at 2014 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS - Full List!
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) presents the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which are being broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight, June 19, 2014 (8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT) and hosted by actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Cedric is currently the star, co-creator and executive producer of the hit comedy series The Soul Man on TV Land as well as one of the stars of The Original Kings of Comedy. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Christopher Cousins & More Join Cast of El Rey Network's MATADOR
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

El Rey Network announced today that Christopher Cousins (Breaking Bad, Revolution), Eve Torres (WWE, The Scorpion King) and Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire) have been cast in recurring roles (more...)

TeeOff.com Launches FREE GOLF FOR A YEAR Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

TeeOff.com, where golfers go to book their tee times online, is giving players the chance to enter for a chance to win a round of golf a week in the TEEOFF.COM FREE GOLF FOR A YEAR sweepstakes. Now through June 30, 2014, golfers can visit www.teeoff.com/winfreegolf or the TeeOff.com Facebook page to enter to win a free foursome a week. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Line Theatre's Wonderful Production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by Chris Gibson - Jun 02, 2014

Looking over a list of New Line Theatre's shows for the past 23 years is a very telling experience. This is a group dedicated to restoring the old and embracing the new. That's why their current production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY shouldn't shock you that it's so damn good (it really is), because this is exactly what they do so well. They take something tuneful and different, perform it enthusiastically in an intimate environment, and the audience is rewarded with a fresh and invigorating experience. Go see HANDS ON A HARDBODY now! (more...)

HBO's NORMAL HEART Tops CTA Award Nominees; Full List Announced
by BWW Special Coverage - May 28, 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, which will be broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patti LuPone & Acting Company Alums Take Bows in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Benefit
by Jennifer Broski - May 20, 2014

Just last night, Patti LuPone stepped back into the role that led to her Olivier Award, and being cast as the original Fantine in LES MISERABLES, in The Cradle Will Rock at 7pm at Broadway's Bernard Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. The one-night concert of Marc Blitzstein's iconic work benefits The Acting Company, which LuPone founded alongside Kevin Kline, John Houseman and Margot Harley. Lonny Price served as musical director. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special curtain call! (more...)

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