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Day: October 2, 2017

Competition Now Closed: WIN TICKETS to See UK Premiere of Mudbound Starring Mary J. Blige & Jason Mitchell

Mudbound – is Dee Rees’ triumphant return to the Festival after Pariah (LFF 2011). Receiving its European Premiere as the Royal Bank of Canada Gala, her majestic epic examines the friendship of two Second World War veterans which ignites racial tension. Adapting Hillary Jordan’s novel, Rees weaves together multiple threads of two family histories: white farmers the McAllans and the Jacksons, black sharecroppers who lease a plot on the McAllans’ land. With spinsterhood looming, despite being attracted to his debonair brother Jamie (Garrett Hedlund), Laura (Carey Mulligan) agrees to marry Henry McAllan (Jason Clarke), and he soon moves the family to the mud-caked Mississippi Delta....

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Thandie Newton is Still Most Definitely in Han Solo Movie! (Phew!!!) 

After TBB’s @descantdeb [1] reported that black actresses TessaThompson; NaomiScott and ZoeKravitz were being considered for female lead in the upcoming Han Solo movie… Only to be edged out by Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke. We sighed, rolled our eyes and settled to rejoice that Atlanta creator Donald Glover will definitely play the young Lando Calrissian. The Wire star Michael K. Williams had a role and even more joy, British actress Thandie Newton had an undisclosed role! The movie which focuses on Han’s pre Star Wars life has been fraught with issues after original co directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired and replaced with Ron Howard… Now things appear to be back on track with Howard still filming reshoots (filming began back in June 😒)....

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