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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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I Am Not A Witch, Director Rungano Nyoni Makes Shortlist For £50k IWC Schaffhausen/BFI Bursary Award!

At an event this morning at BFI Southbank, the three finalists vying for the second IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in Association with the BFI were revealed by Sam Lavender. At £50,000, it is the most significant bursary of its kind in the UK film industry. Hope Dickson Leach won the inaugural Bursary in 2016 when her debut feature The Levelling had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival. The film went on to be released in May 2017 to great critical acclaim. Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, 2010, Les Miserables, 2012, The Danish Girl, 2015) will...

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