Friday, August 10, 2007

Coming Soon: Production News from a Few of Our Favorite Actresses

From The Cocoa Lounge

Coming Soon: Actress Watch
(Clockwise: Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Paula Patton, Kimberly Elise, Zoe Saldana, Naomie Harris, Thandie Newton (center)).

Cocoa Loungers are always wondering what's next from their favorite actresses. Here's a look at films that have been announced or already in production with Black Hollywood's A-List Scene-Stealers:

Kerry Washington joins Mos Def and Alfre Woodard in Bury Me Standing.

Gabrielle Union and Morris Chestnut are together again for Perfect Christmas. And the busy actress is also in production on sci-fi comedy, Starship Dave, with Eddie Murphy.

Paula Patton co-stars with heavyweights Kevin Costner and Kelsey Grammer in comedy, Swing Vote.

Kimberly Elise re-teams with Denzel Washington for Oprah Winfrey-produced and Suzan-Lori Parks-penned, The Great Debaters.

Zoe Saldana gets bionic in the film version of adventure-hit, Avatar.

Pirate of the Caribbean's,
Naomie Harris, joins Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker in The Night Watchman.

And Thandie Newton teams with Cocoa Lounge favorite, Idris Elba, and Gerard Butler for the Dramedy, RocknRolla.


Lenoxave said...

This is exciting news! I love all these actresses!

Anonymous said...

D you took the words out of my mouth. All these women are fiiine. They should make one big movie together and holla at yo boy to star in it wit em.

The Cocoa Lounge said...

That's good to hear, Danielle!

I'm especially excited about Starship Dave (a good script! not sure how the movie will turn out) and Denzel's new project. And anything with Idris Elba, is always exciting, lol.

Anonymous said...

Ooh I already want to see the Kerry Washington and Mos Def movie. I'm gonna marry Mos Def regardless of how many babies mamas he got.

Anonymous said...

I thought Paula Patton was Alicia Keys!!! God they look alike.

The Cocoa Lounge said...

Lol @ Joy!!!

Mos does have that effect on women...this one included. ; )

Anonymous said...

It is good to see all these black actresses just plain WORKING. I remember when they used to only allow one black woman to work at a time (yeah I'm talking about Halle Berry). I love the diversity that all these women have to offer and enjoy them all for different reasons. Go on girls!

Nikyatu. said...

"Bury Me Standing" is a film written and (will be) directed by NYU alumn CARAN HARTSFIELD: a rising black FEMALE filmmaker. I was dissapointed to see a typo in an article regarding Caran as "him" and "he". She's paving the way for young filmmakers like myself and I appreciate Cocoa Lounge for keeping us posted on such matters...

Anonymous said...

Kimberly Elise is my favorite actress so its always a pleasure to know she's going to be in something new. I'm looking forward to seeing the Great debaters when it comes out.

Who's That Fashionista? said...

It is good to hear the up and coming movies of our beautiful black actresses. We really do not see them enough in the media and they deserve the attention because these women are so talented!!!

Anonymous said...

paula patton looks just like jennifer lopez (before she (jennifer) got the blond fever)

Anonymous said...

what ever happened to the dark sisters in the world of mainstream visuals? I think Miles Davis said it best when he stated

".........I don't like milk in my coffee"

"don't be a coconut, brown on the outside and white on the inside"

-felipe luciano (The Last Poets)

"you want your women to look like their women, blonde, fare and thin lipped?"

-David Essex