‘Blade’: Delroy Lindo Joins Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios’ Vampire Adventure

Bassam Tariq, known for directing the rap drama ‘Mogul Mowgli,’ is in the director’s chair. Delroy Lindo, currently shooting up bad guys in The Harder They Fall, is in final negotiations to join Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios’ Blade. Bassam Tariq, known for directing the rap drama Mogul Mowgli, is in the director’s chair for the vampire-centric adventure-thriller, with Stacy Osei-Kuffour, who worked on HBO’s acclaimed Watchmen … Continue reading ‘Blade’: Delroy Lindo Joins Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios’ Vampire Adventure

HBO, Spike Lee Team for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Film

The director filmed the acclaimed Broadway show during its run in late 2019 and early 2020. Spike Lee is returning to HBO for his next project.The premium cable outlet will present a filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show David Byrne’s American Utopia, which Lee, who currently has Da 5 Bloods on Netflix, directed during the show’s run at the Hudson Theater. It’s set to … Continue reading HBO, Spike Lee Team for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Film

‘Da 5 Bloods’ Composer on Spike Lee’s Vision, Marvin Gaye’s Message and Hollywood’s POC Blindspot

Composer Terence Blanchard has collaborated with Spike Lee for over 30 years, going back to 1991 when the director tapped him to score “Jungle Fever.” Since then, Blanchard’s credits include over 15 Lee films including “BlacKkKlansman,” “Malcolm X” and his latest, “Da 5 Bloods,” now streaming on Netflix. The story of four Vietnam War veterans, played by Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters and … Continue reading ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Composer on Spike Lee’s Vision, Marvin Gaye’s Message and Hollywood’s POC Blindspot

Spike Lee on the Challenge of Bringing Netflix’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ to the Screen

On May 31, as protests over police violence roiled nationwide, Spike Lee released a 94-second movie called 3 Brothers on his social media feeds. The short film intercuts disturbing footage of three Black men who died after being choked by police — George Floyd, Eric Garner and Radio Raheem, the fictional, boombox-toting Brooklynite played by Bill Nunn in Lee’s Oscar-nominated 1989 film, Do the Right Thing. … Continue reading Spike Lee on the Challenge of Bringing Netflix’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ to the Screen