Known for his classic, comedic films and stand-up humor, Marlon Wayans embodies a new persona and shows us he can do it all in the upcoming film, RESPECT.
We’ve all heard of the Wayne Gretzky quote: “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Yet, what happens when a kid from Coney Island takes his shot over 7,000 miles away? Just ask three-time CBA champ Stephon Marbury – after all, it “changed [his] life”.
After being imprisoned for ten years, Bumpy Johnson returns to Harlem in Epix’s new series The Godfather of Harlem. Forest Whitaker plays Bumpy Johnson, whose sole mission is to take on an Italian mob and reclaim the city that’s his. In partnering with Malcolm X (Nigel Thatch), Bumpy is set in a political time zone that shakes the 1960s.
The story of Bumpy Johnson has been told through television, and film over the years in movies such as Hoodlum, and American Gangster, and now Johnson’s life in the 1960s will be retold in Epix’s upcoming series Godfather of Harlem which stars Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker as Johnson, and produced by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (who starred in Hoodlum). Whitaker, Brancato, and Eckstein along with actress Ilfenesh Hadera attended this year’s Tribeca TV Festival on September 12th to premiere the first episode of the season. The Knockturnal got the chance to chat with Whitaker and Brancato prior to the screening.
Black Panther is exactly the movie that audiences have been waiting for all this time.
HISTORY’s critically acclaimed drama, ‘Roots’ will be available on Blu-ray and DVD August 23rd.
Following up The Equalizer, director Antoine Fuqua jumps into the world of boxing with this melodramatic, if not stylish, tale of a boxers road to redemption.