By Ms. Black Hollywood
Equal Opportunity for Queen Latifah On the big screen Denzel Washington owned the box office as “The Equalizer”, but for the new TV series it looks like women are getting equal time to be a bada$$. Deadline reports the popular movie franchise is getting a small screen reboot in the form of a series and the hero who saves the day will be a heroine. The entertainment site says rapper, talk show host and actress Queen Latifah has inked a deal to not only star in the title role but will also serve as executive producer through her company Flavor Unit. Before Washington turned the role into movie magic, “The Equalizer” was a tv series in the late 80s that had a successful five season run on CBS. The same network is again planning to air the Latifah reboot if everything pans out. No word on if the show is being eyed for the Fall 2020 schedule. The pilot is currently being shot.
Things Are Getting Supernatural for Young Star Chloe Bailey Bailey has landed a role opposite Russell Crowe in the supernatural thriller “The Georgetown Project”. According to entertainment new site Shadow and Act, Bailey stars as Blake Holloway–an actress shooting a horror film alongside
Crowe’s movie daughter when the horror scenes keep coming long after the camera stops filming. The plot revolves around the two young actresses desparating trying to save Crowe “from his demons–whatever they may be.”(ShadowandAct) This won’t be Choe’s first time on the big screen. She’s had roles in “The Fighting Temptations”, “Last Holiday” and “Joyful Noise”. Talent seems to run in the family with little sister Halle causing an internet storm when she landed the role of Ariel in the upcoming live action adaptation of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”. “The Georgetown Project is currently filming in Wilmington, N.C.
Keegan Michael Key is “Playing With Fire” The Key half of comedy Key and Peele stars in a new comedy aimed at kids and parents. “Playing with Fire” revolves a group of rugged wildfire fighters used to putting their lives on the line to save the lives of others. This time they may be the lives needing saving when they rescue a trio of children who they end up babysitting. Key stars as Mark alongside John Cena and John Leguizamo. The film was originally set to open next spring but the release date was moved up after Paramount had to delay its problem plagued “Sonic the Hedgehog” reboot. “Playing with Fire” opens this weekend in theaters nationwide.
For this week’s look at some of favorite Black Hollywood celebs, that’s a wrap!