The descendants of Solomon Northup share what it means to be related to the African American who was kidnapped by slave traders in 1841. "Watching the movie so many times I feel like Chiwetel (Ejifor) is my grandfather Solomon Northup," says Evelyn Jackson (3rd great granddaughter). The family members get a surprise visit at THR photoshoot from Oscar nominated director Steve McQueen.
Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces the drama about Olympian and war hero Louis 'Louie' Zamperini (Jack O'Connell). The film adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's popular book is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day.
An overall soft weekend sees Dwayne Johnson's "Snitch" place No. 2 with $13 million, while micro-budgeted "Dark Skies" debuts to $8.9 million; holdover kids pic "Escape from Planet Earth" rises up the chart. READ MORE
Tony Leech and Brian Inerfeld alleged that the Weinsteins had "sabotaged" their film by running up a big bill and then going outside for fresh capital. The source of that outside money can now rest easy. READ MORE