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Idris Elba Takes on Terrorists in First Trailer for Apple Series ‘Hijack’

The first trailer for Apple TV+’s tense Idris Elba-led drama Hijack has dropped. In the clip, we see Elba’s character Sam, an experienced negotiator in the business world, board a flight that is then taken over by armed men. The clock starts ticking as Sam tries to first negotiate and then outsmart the terrorists, but […]

Idris Elba to Produce Music-Industry Racism Doc ‘Paid in Full: The Battle for Payback’

Luther and Hobbs & Shaw star Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures and wife Sabrina Elba’s Pink Towel have unveiled plans for Paid in Full: The Battle for Payback, a documentary about the music industry exploiting Black artists, for the BBC and CBC networks. The three-parter, which will also explore reparations for Black artists, is produced by Zinc Media’s production label […]

Idris Elba, EbonyLife’s Mo Abudu Partner on Africa-Inspired Film, TV Slate

Idris Elba and African media mogul Mo Abudu are joining forces to launch a film and TV joint venture that will back new projects and up-and-coming talent from Africa and the African diaspora. The partnership between Elba’s Green Door Pictures and Abudu’s EbonyLife Media, announced Thursday, aims to “empower and uplift talent from Africa and […]

‘Luther: The Fallen Sun’ Review: Idris Elba’s Troubled Detective Gets a Satisfactory Screen Treatment

Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis co-star in Netflix's feature-film installment of the hit BBC series.

Idris Elba Responds to Debate Over the Star Saying He No Longer Calls Himself a “Black Actor”

Idris Elba is addressing social media debate surrounding the Luther: The Fallen Sun star recently saying he no longer describes himself as a Black actor because he found he was put “in a box.” The actor took to Twitter on Saturday to clarify his recent viral remarks to Esquire magazine. In his tweet, Elba emphasized […]

Idris Elba Opens Up About Hollywood Racism and Why He “Stopped Describing Myself as a Black Actor”

Idris Elba is getting candid about racism he has experienced in Hollywood and his reasons behind having a career in entertainment. In an interview with Esquire magazine, published online Wednesday, the Luther: The Fallen Sun star said, “I stopped describing myself as a Black actor when I realized it put me in a box.” “As […]

Inside LACMA’s Star-Studded 11th Annual Art + Film Gala Honoring Park Chan-wook and Helen Pashgian

Elton John performed a five-song set, Billie Eilish made her first red carpet appearance with new boyfriend Jesse Rutherford, and director Park Chan-wook and artist Helen Pashgian were honored at LACMA’s 11th annual Art + Film Gala on Saturday night.  Park — considered a top contender for a best director Oscar nomination for his new film […]

Box Office: August Revenue Tumbles 43 Percent From Pre-Pandemic Times

A slow August at the domestic box office wasn’t an ideal way to end a summer that was otherwise a huge boon for theater owners and Hollywood studios as they collectively emerged from the COVID-19 crisis. Revenue for August 2022 looks to clock in at estimated $475 million-$477 million, which — outside of the past […]

Box Office: ‘The Invitation’ Leads Horrifyingly Slow Weekend With $7M

The dog days of August can always bring a downturn in moviegoing, but this year is horrifyingly bad. Sony’s The Invitation limped to No. 1 domestically with $7 million from 3,114 theaters in its opening, according to Sunday estimates. Overseas, it started off with $1.6 million from its first 19 markets, many of them smaller, […]

Box Office: ‘Dragon Ball Super 2’ Slays ‘Beast’ With $20M-Plus Debut

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero opened to an impressive $20.1 million-plus at the North American box office, easily enough to win the weekend. That number could climb higher once Sunday grosses are tallied. Crunchyroll, which is distributing the Japanese movie in North America, says the sequel is scoring the best global opening ever for an […]

Guest Column: ‘Beast’ Producer James Lopez Says Going on Safari in South Africa “Awoke Something in Me”

Making Beast was my first time in Africa, but it won’t be the last. I landed in March 2021 to prep the film in Cape Town, South Africa, and to begin our location scouts. The very first place we visited actually ended up being one of the places we filmed, in the Limpopo region, near […]

Matt Kindt Writing, Drawing ‘Spy Superb’ for Dark Horse (Exclusive)

Matt Kindt — who with two titles announced for Netflix adaptation earlier in August is Hollywood’s comic book auteur du jour — is launching a new series, a spy thriller titled Spy Superb. Kindt, a cartoonist who writes and sometimes draws his work, is reteaming with Dark Horse Comics, the publishing home of his hit […]