Samuel L. Jackson to Star in, Produce Apple Limited Series

The actor will play the title character in an adaptation of Walter Mosley’s ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.’ Samuel L. Jackson is the latest A-lister to sign on to a series at Apple.The tech giant has landed a six-episode limited series, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, that will star the Oscar nominee in his first lead TV role. The series is based on … Continue reading Samuel L. Jackson to Star in, Produce Apple Limited Series

Samuel L. Jackson Documentary Series ‘Enslaved’ Sells Worldwide

Fremantle closes deals for 130 territories for the TV project that traces the history of 400 years of human trafficking. Samuel L. Jackson’s new television documentary series Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade will launch worldwide after broadcasters in some 130 territories snatched up the six-part series on the history of human trafficking. Jackson hosts and executive produced the series, which sees him, alongside … Continue reading Samuel L. Jackson Documentary Series ‘Enslaved’ Sells Worldwide

Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson Fight Racial Oppression in ‘The Banker’

Since I don’t plan to buy any more streaming services, I guess I’d better make sure I see this one in the theaters. ~ Vida Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher and Colm Meaney also star in the drama. Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson try to outsmart the banking system to help African Americans in the trailer for Apple’s The Banker. Based on … Continue reading Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson Fight Racial Oppression in ‘The Banker’

“Universal Was Not Afraid”: Spike Lee Reflects on the Fearmongering That First Met ‘Do the Right Thing’

I cannot believe this movie is 30-years-old and we are STILL dealing with this crap today! ~ Vida As the racial drama turns 30 this year, the team behind the groundbreaking $6.5 million film looks back at the turbulent debate over its divisiveness and the rejected ending that Paramount executives had sought: “I said, ‘Hell, no f***ing way.’” Universal is pulling out all the stops … Continue reading “Universal Was Not Afraid”: Spike Lee Reflects on the Fearmongering That First Met ‘Do the Right Thing’

120 Movies, $13 Billion in Box Office: How Samuel L. Jackson Became Hollywood’s Most Bankable Star

Hollywood’s most bankable star! The box office king and Trump golf antagonist beat a crack addiction to build a film career unrivaled in modern stardom, and the 70-year-old ‘Glass’ actor aims to work well into his 80s — if Marvel and the rest of Hollywood can afford him. . . . I’m a gunslinger now. He arrives exactly on schedule, not a minute early, not … Continue reading 120 Movies, $13 Billion in Box Office: How Samuel L. Jackson Became Hollywood’s Most Bankable Star

Samuel L. Jackson: How I Became an Usher at Martin Luther King Jr.’s Funeral (Guest Column)

On the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination, the actor recalls how the tragedy propelled him into activism and why he staged a lock-in that got him expelled from college. Samuel L. Jackson was a sophomore at Morehouse College in Atlanta when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. Four days later, Jackson participated in a march … Continue reading Samuel L. Jackson: How I Became an Usher at Martin Luther King Jr.’s Funeral (Guest Column)

New Shaft Movie May Be Bringing Back Samuel L. Jackson

New Line and director Tim Story have chosen Jessie T. Usher to play the progeny of detective John Shaft in Son of Shaft, which is gearing up to begin production later this fall. Samuel L. Jackson is negotiating a deal to return to reprise the role he played in the John Singleton-directed reboot of the Gordon Parks-directed 1971 action classic. Also returning, per sources, will … Continue reading New Shaft Movie May Be Bringing Back Samuel L. Jackson