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Forest Whitaker Says Cannes Was Where He Was “Acknowledged as an Artist for the First Time Internationally”

It’s been 34 years since Forest Whitaker first arrived in Cannes with Clint Eastwood’s Charlie Parker biopic Bird, a film that would win him the best actor award. Since then, the Oscar winner has been back to the festival numerous times, bringing three more films to the official competition in Bill Duke’s A Rage in […]

Cannes Film Festival to Honor Forest Whitaker With Lifetime Achievement Palme d’Or

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker will receive a lifetime achievement Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Whitaker will receive his honor at the opening ceremony for the 75th Cannes Film Festival on May 17. He will follow such filmmakers as Jodie Foster, Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Manoel de Oliveira, Jane Fonda and Agnès Varda, […]

‘Godfather of Harlem’ Renewed for Third Season at Epix

Godfather of Harlem will continue its run on Epix. The premium cable outlet has renewed Godfather of Harlem for a third season. The mob drama starring Forest Whitaker is set to go back into production in the summer, with a premiere date to be determined. The renewal comes four months after the ABC Signature show’s […]

Jennifer Hudson in Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’: Film Review

Director Liesl Tommy traces the formative years during which the Queen of Soul emerged from the shadow of the controlling men in her life to take decisive ownership of her magnificent voice.

“Our Aim Is to Get at the Essence of the Truth”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Godfather of Harlem’s’ Forest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito, Co-Creators

The real-life figure of drug kingpin Bumpy Johnson, or versions of him, has been played in a number of movies over the years, most notably in Shaft, Escape from Alcatraz, The Cotton Club and American Gangster—as a supporting character. But in Godfather of Harlem, the crime drama series on Epix, he takes center stage. In […]

‘City of Lies’: Film Review

Brad Furman ('The Lincoln Lawyer') directs Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker in an adaptation of a book about theories that Los Angeles cops helped kill The Notorious B.I.G.

‘Chicano’ Drama From Eva Longoria, Forest Whitaker in the Works at ABC

ABC has heard the online backlash following its decision to cancel The Baker and the Beauty and is moving quickly to fill the void of a Latino-themed series on broadcast television. The network is developing family drama Chicano, from exec producers Eva Longoria and Forest Whitaker and based on the Richard Vasquez novel of the […]

Dwayne Johnson to Host Global Citizen Concert to Combat COVID-19 Impact on Marginalized Communities

Dwayne Johnson is set to host a concert special put on by Global Citizen and the European Commission to highlight the disproportionate effect COVID-19 has had on marginalized communities. 'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future,' which will follow a summit full of panel discussions and interviews on Saturday, June 27, will feature performances from Chloe x Halle, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and more, and air on multiple networks and platforms worldwide including on NBC, MTV, Twitter and YouTube.

NBA Star Stephon Marbury Talks China “Rebirth” in New Documentary (Q&A)

Stephon Marbury discusses 'A Kid from Coney Island,' an intimate documentary about the rise and fall of a legendary pro basketball player who had a career rebirth in China.

Forest Whitaker-Led ‘Godfather of Harlem’ Renewed for Season 2 at Epix

Epix has handed out a second-season renewal to its Forest Whitaker-led series 'Godfather of Harlem.' The news arrives two months after the crime drama wrapped its freshman run.

Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans Boarding Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’

Forest Whitaker and Marlon Wayans are joining Jennifer Hudson in MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic, 'Respect.'

‘Godfather of Harlem’: TV Review

An all-star cast led by Forest Whitaker fills out Epix's ambitious mob series 'Godfather of Harlem,' but too many big themes weigh it down.