By G. Brown
Rihanna’s New Documentary traces her steps to becoming a global music icon Director Peter Berg is on board for the new documentary which he promises is more of a character study than a documentary. This is the first time the director and Rihanna have worked together since her first acting role in Berg’s movie “Battleship”. For the documentary, Rihanna won’t be acting, but simply allowing an all-access look at life. No word on when the documentary will be edited and ready for its premier.
David Oyelowo signs on for “A Day in the Death of America” Oyelowo will star in the film based on journalist Gary Younge’s non-fiction book which turns an examining eye to gun violence in America by investigating the deaths of 10 random children by gunfire in 2013. According to the book’s publisher, “Every day in the US seven children and teens are killed by guns…Younge picked a day at random exploring the lives and deaths of all the youngsters who were shot dead that day. What emerges is a sobering – and searing – portrait of a normal day in contemporary America.” No word on exactly what role Oyelowo will be playing or when shooting is set to get underway.
Nicole Beharie is packed up and leaving “Sleepy Hollow” The supernatural police drama wrapped up its third season last week and fans were forced to say goodbye to their favorite FBI investor Abbie Mills. Beharie reached out to fans in a statement: “’Sleepy Hollow’ has been an incredible experience in every way. I loved playing Abbie. It’s been such a gift to have taken this wild ride… Alas, Abbie Mills has done all she was meant to do… I’m excited about what the show has in store for us next. I’m rooting for my co-stars and crew… they have been my inspiration, my teachers, family, my friends, over the last few seasons.” And in a special thank you to fans Beharie said, “I want to thank Fox for their faith and support. But, most of all, Sleepyheads for all of your love – what an honor. I will never be the same. Stay tuned.” Whether the show will actually be back for another season isn’t really clear. The show debuted to strong numbers which have slowly eroded as it was bounced around from Monday to Friday nights. The story followed Icabod Crane (Tom Mison) who was brought back to life some 230 years after his death and partnered with Mills (Beharie) to defeat evil. Killing off Beharie’s character has angered fans. One of those fans just happens to be a former actor on the show— Orlando Jones who played Captain Irving says he was asked to leave the show at the end of season two and his character was also killed off. Jones tweeted “The white male lead should totally sacrifice his life to protect the *dark skinned* black girl” said no development executive EVER.”
For Black Hollywood, that’s a wrap!