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R.I.P. Jamaa Fanaka
Jamaa Fanaka, director of the 1979 independent smash hit Penitentiary, has died of complications from diabetes at age 69. Made while Fanaka was still in film school, Penitentiary is widely considered to be the film that began the independent black filmmmaking movement.
McBride is Warner's Clown
Eastbound & Down's Danny McBride will write & star in Clown, a remake of the Danish film Klovn for Warner Bros., Deadline reports. McBride will also produce along with The Hangover's Todd Phillips. The film centres on a man who plans a debauchery-filled trip with his best friend but finds he is forced to take his young son along.Email Me! - When Available!
Jones heads to The Chelsea
Like Crazy star Felicity Jones is attached to star in director Nancy Meyers' The Chelsea, Deadline reports. Written by Meyers' daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer, the film is an ensemble dramedy set in the Chelsea Apartments in New York City.Email Me! - When Available!