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Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Finds New Director With ‘Lovecraft Country’ Helmer Yann Demange

Marvel Studios’ Blade is being unsheathed once more, this time with a whole new creative team. Yann Demange, who directed the pilot of HBO’s boundary-pushing horror series Lovecraft Country, has come aboard to helm the vampire action thriller that still has Mahershala Ali attached to star. Meanwhile, Michael Starrbury, who earned an Emmy nomination for […]

Carey Mulligan, Mahershala Ali, Awkwafina Join Voice Cast of Laika’s ‘Wildwood’

Laika has revealed the voice cast for its next stop-motion and CG animated feature, Wildwood. It’s led by Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman), Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack), Jacob Tremblay (Room) and Awkwafina (Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). The expansive cast also includes Oscar […]

Zendaya, ‘The Lost Daughter,’ ‘Candyman’ Among PETA Oscat Winners

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has handed out its fifth annual Oscat Awards, which honor Hollywood’s most animal-friendly films and stars through storylines, costumes and special effects. The best picture Oscat went to Seaspiracy, Netflix’s documentary by director Ali Tabrizi about the devastation the fishing industry has brought to marine animals and ecosystems. […]

Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Adds ‘Old’ Actor Aaron Pierre

Aaron Pierre is adding another noteworthy genre title to his résumé. The actor, known for Syfy’s Krypton and M. Night Shyamalan’s Old, is joining Marvel Studios’ Blade, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Character details are being kept in the coffin. Pierre joins Mahershala Ali and Delroy Lindo in the film, which stars Ali as Blade, the half-human, half-vampire […]

Mahershala Ali Drama ‘The Plot’ Lands Series Pickup at Onyx Collective/Hulu

Tara Duncan’s Onyx Collective has won its first major bidding war. The brand, which will see its content live on Hulu, has landed rights to Mahershala Ali drama The Plot, based on the novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Sources say Duncan fought hard to land the drama as producers including Endeavor Content shopped the package […]

“We Are Not Meant to Be Isolated”: Denis Villeneuve, Mahershala Ali, Rebecca Hall and the THR Producer Roundtable

If producers found themselves in a brave new world in 2020 thanks to the impact of the pandemic, 2021 only accelerated that evolution. Of the six films featured on this year’s THR Producer Roundtable, three are being released via streamers (Rebecca Hall’s Passing and Tanya Seghatchian’s The Power of the Dog on Netflix and Mahershala […]

Mahershala Ali Says He Was “Losing Sleep” Over Blade Voice Cameo in ‘The Eternals’

Mahershala Ali says he’s embracing the pressure and responsibility of playing Blade in the MCU but that how his character debuts in Chloé Zhao’s Eternals did cause him a little extra anxiety. Appearing on The Late Show to discuss his new Apple movie Swan Song, Ali touched on bringing his version of Blade to life […]

‘Blade’: Delroy Lindo Joins Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios’ Vampire Adventure (Exclusive)

Delroy Lindo, currently shooting up bad guys in The Harder They Fall, is in final negotiations to join Mahershala Ali in Marvel Studios’ Blade. Bassam Tariq, known for directing the rap drama Mogul Mowgli, is in the director’s chair for the vampire-centric adventure-thriller, with Stacy Osei-Kuffour, who worked on HBO’s acclaimed Watchmen series, behind the keyboard on […]

Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris in Apple TV+’s ‘Swan Song’: Film Review | AFI 2021

Glenn Close and Awkwafina also star in Benjamin Cleary’s sci-fi drama about a man with a terminal illness who turns to an experimental solution to shield his family from grief.

Mahershala Ali Is a Dying Man Considering Cloning in Apple’s ‘Swan Song’ Trailer

Apple released the first full trailer for Swan Song on Thursday, its emotional sci-fi epic starring Mahershala Ali. Set in the near future, where human cloning is accessible, Ali stars as Cameron, a husband and father diagnosed with a terminal illness who finds himself deciding whether he wants to live or die in the minds […]

Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Enlisting ‘Mogul Mowgli’ Director Bassam Tariq

Marvel Studios’ Blade is zeroing in on a director. Bassam Tariq is in early talks helm the feature project, capping off a search that began in fall 2020. Tariq is known for directing the rap drama Mogul Mowgli, which he also co-wrote with star Riz Ahmed. Marvel declined to comment. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali is […]

‘Amend: The Fight for America’: TV Review

Will Smith hosts a Netflix docuseries about the constitutional amendment that comprises “the center of the promise of America.”