Will Smith revealed that he and Martin Lawrence began shooting their long-awaited flick Bad Boys For Life on Monday (Jan. 14), more exciting news came out on Tuesday. According to Variety, DJ Khaled has joined the cast of the latest chapter in the beloved cop series.
Earlier this week, Master P announced he will be partnering with Lionsgate to release his forthcoming biopic, King of the South. Taking to Instagram, the hip hop mogul shared that he not only has secured an official deal for the project, but it’s also one of historic proportions.
“Today we made history!” Master P captioned the exciting post on Instagram. “Signed one of the biggest deals with LionsGate for the Master P biopic ‘King of the South IceCream Man.’ Salute to the kings that came before me Lil J, Uncle Luke, and Tony Draper. God is good to be able to be alive and tell your story, and have it written by Tyger Williams who did Menace to society. Movies… Movies… Movies. Go to Moneyatti.com to get that new drip. #WeAllWeGot.”
“To still be able to be alive and partner with a major film company [Lionsgate] is definitely history,” he shared in a statement with XXL. “To be the first time to have a story come from the south and to have an effect on hip hop, we changed the game and showed you how to make money from the product.”
– Releasing new film “The Upside”
– People keep asking him about The Oscars
– What is the greatest lesson you learned from this?
– What happened to the world, why can’t people make mistakes?
– Kevin’s role in the film as a caretaker
– Playing a dramatic role
– People misunderstanding Kevin
– The culture is shifting
– Harvey Weinstein
– What is the proper way to handle all comments and old tweets?
– R. Kelly
– Cowboys and Indians theme party
– Cell phone policy at his shows
– Do you think Black Celebrities get treated differently?
– ‘You can’t fake being a good person’
Watch the full interview below:
Few days after quashing the idea that he would return as host of the Oscars, the actor and comedian is back at the top of the box office in STX’s “The Upside,” a dramedy starring Hart as a black parolee who becomes the caregiver and pal of a wealthy, white quadriplegic man played by Bryan Cranston.
According to reports, STX’s distribution of Lantern Entertainment’s Upside is unexpectedly beating Warner Bros/DC’s Aquaman which hooked a $17.3M fourth weekend, -44% for a running domestic total of $287.9M. The Neil Burger-directed dramedy is soaring significantly past its industry tracking ($10M-$14M). It’s quite possible by tomorrow morning, The Upside ups its three-day take to $20M. Saturday’s ticket sales of $7.9M were up over Friday’s $7M by 14%.
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Girls Trip’s Regina Hall and Black-ish’s Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation.
Insecure’s Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April, the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body just as everything is on the line. Little is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right.
Will Packer, blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, brings an all-new perspective to the body-swap comedy. Little is directed by Tina Gordon (writer, Drumline) with a story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) and a screenplay by Oliver and Gordon, based on an idea by teen actress Martin. The film is produced by Packer and his producing partner James Lopez and by Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, Black-ish), and is executive produced by Preston Holmes (Night School), Hall, Marsai Martin and Josh Martin.
#LittleMovie in theaters April 12.