biopic

Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson has found a source of stability in a successful career in film. Now, after the commercial disappointment of his 2006 album, Alter Ego, the triple threat actor/singer/author has returned with the recent release of his fifth studio album, Open Invitation. Tyrese told BET.com that this project is his best work to date. […]

Well if this isn’t controversy, I don’t know what is. Reportedly, the estate for Mahalia Jackson is not feeling Fantasia Barrino playing the role of the late gospel singer in a biopic due out in the fall of 2012, because she is having a child out of wedlock for the second time. “The family thinks […]

The tug of war for the role of Eazy E in the anticipated Ice Cube-produced NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is on. Last week, Eazy’s son and namesake, Eric Wright, Jr., told TMZ that he’ll most likely portray his father in the film. A few days later, Eazy-E’s daughter Erin Bria Wright dropped an ‘official’ […]

Will he succeed? Yes! He will indeed! 98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed. Johnny Depp will play Dr. Seuss in an upcoming biopic, the Hollywood Reporter reports. The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 48, will also produce the project with Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski, Illumination’s Christopher Meledandri and David Kennedy. Depp’s portrayal of Seuss (real […]

In the on-going news about Aretha Franklin’s biopic, the queen of soul is once again talking up the project and, of course, who she wants to portray her. During an interview with Oakland County, Michigan’s Daily Tribune, the singer revealed what part of her life the film will cover. “It is going to be a […]

Outkast Singer/Rapper Andre 3000’s big screen dreams have disappeared. The visionary hip-hop artist  was ready to play legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix in an independent biopic, but Hendrix’s estate killed the project by restricting access to his music, according to the Boom Box. Reportedly Janie Hendrix, the CEO of Experience Hendrix and the guitarist’s sister, is […]

Winnie Mandela is opening up about the new movie based on her life starring Jennifer Hudson, and she is not pleased. In fact, Winnie calls the upcoming film an insult. Could you tell the story of a living person’s life without ever speaking to the individual? The producers of Winnie obviously thought so – as […]

R&B songstress Mary J. Blige has officially signed on to a new film. She will tune up her jazz vocals after signing to star in Cynthia Mort’s “Nina,” a movie about legendary singer Nina Simone. Mort’s script focuses on Simone’s relationship with her assistant Clifton Henderson, who will be played by David Oyelowo, backers said. […]