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David Oyelowo Takes On The Role Of James Bond... Kinda

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.14.2015 | Black Voices

"Selma" actor David Oyelowo is taking on the role of James Bond. One small issue: you won't be able to see him. Oyelowo is narrating the character in...

See The Emotional First Teaser For Cary Fukunaga's Netflix Film, 'Beasts Of No Nation'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment

Cary Fukunaga may not be directing this season of "True Detective," unfortunately, but he's been hard at work with a new film for Netflix. "...

Here's When Netflix's First Original Feature Films Will Be Released

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment

Netflix is taking its next major step towards the cinematic arena.  The company announced the release dates for their first set of original...

Idris for Green Lantern

Joshua Adams | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Adams

I think we could use a different type of hero. Let Idris to play the iconic green cosmic cop.

Idris Elba Puts An End To 'Black Bond' Rumors

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.16.2015 | Black Voices

In a recent interview, Yaphet Kotto, star of a 1970s James Bond film, blasted ongoing rumors that the popular franchise was casting its first black ac...

Bond Villain To Black Actors: 'Play 003 Or 006 But You Cannot Be 007'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices

Despite former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal expressing her interest to cast Idris Elba as the first “Black James Bond,” one ...

What The New James Bond Movie Would Look Like With Idris Elba As 007

Slate | Miles Fletcher | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices

To play the next James Bond, many fans are hoping for Elba—Idris Elba. Speculation surrounding the possibility that the English actor could be the n...

Roger Moore: Comments About Idris Elba Were Taken Out Of Context

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.29.2015 | Black Voices

Roger Moore says comments in which he appeared to question whether Idris Elba could play the role of James Bond were taken out of context. In the c...

Idris Elba Eyed For Villain Role In 'Star Trek 3'

Variety | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

Idris Elba is in early talks to play the villain in “Star Trek 3,” sources tell Variety. Justin Lin is directing the pic with Chris Pine, Zacha...

Netflix Pays Nearly $12,000,000 To Stream African War Film When It Hits Theaters

The Root | Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices

Netflix is continuing to turn traditional media and rollout protocols on their heads by acquiring the rights of the African war drama Beasts of No Nat...

Celebrities Tweet About the Oscars

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

This past Sunday, the Twittersphere was buzzing with all things Oscar. According to data supplied by Twitter, here's how the evening played out.

Idris Elba: I Sacrificed My Personal Life For Acting

Daily Mail | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

He’s sacrificed his personal life to pursue his career, but the fleet-footed star who broke through with cult TV classic The Wire and triumphed as M...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Interrogating The Interview

Zaki Hasan | Posted 03.01.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Between last episode and this one, The Interview went from a planned wide release to a cancelled release to a limited release to an online release. Phew!

Rush Limbaugh Saving the World From a Black James Bond

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.01.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Rush Limbaugh thinks the next James Bond should be played by a white actor. It's not fair. White people get all the good roles -- like the actor who currently plays the comical Rush Limbaugh character.

Dear White People

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 02.28.2015 | Black Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

Before you start shouting that "blacks are destroying everything that is white" or that "political correctness is destroying America," here is some historical fact that will prove otherwise.

Idris Elba Thinks He Isn't Handsome Enough to Play James Bond

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment

Rush Limbaugh can't handle it, but Idris Elba has been discussing James Bond rumors since 2009. Here in 2014, Elba is still talking about the role. ...

Five Perfect New Year's Lessons I Learned from Lee Daniels in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Just in time for the ideal reflections on the new year ahead, I sat down with filmmaker Lee Daniels on a terrace overlooking the splendid Arabian Gulf during the recent Dubai International Film Festival.

Idris Elba Responds To Those James Bond Rumors

Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment

Among the detritus uncovered by the Sony hack was studio co-chair Amy Pascal's following six-word gem: "Idris should be the next bond."...

Rush Limbaugh Can't Stand The Idea Of A Black James Bond

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media

Can James Bond be played by a black man? Absolutely. Just don't tell Rush Limbaugh, who devoted part of his radio show on Tuesday to fussing over a...

Idris Elba Releases Mandela-Inspired Album

AP | MELINDA NEWMAN | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

Idris Elba, "Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela" (7wallace/Parlophone Records) Playing Nelson Mandela in 2013's theatrical release, "Mandela: Long Walk t...

Great News For Loki Fans

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment

Marvel’s Kevin Feige has confirmed that Tom Hiddleston's Loki will be featured prominently in the upcoming third installment in the Thor series, "Ra...

Stopping Ebola in Its Tracks

Idris Elba | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Idris Elba

A few weeks ago, as Ebola slipped down the world's list of priorities, I woke up in the middle of the night knowing I had to do something, in whatever way I could, to help fight the spread of this virus.

Ebola Crisis: Idris Elba Goes Viral to Fight the Virus

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Elba says Ebola has hit home for him because his family is originally from Sierra Leone and he has relatives in the region. Sierra Leone is one of the four countries (including Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria) where a total of more than 5,800 cases of Ebola have been reported.

Idris Elba And Dolphins Take The Box Office

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. The Sony thr...

Taraji P. Henson: Hollywood Execs Don't Get Me

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices

Throughout her acting career, Taraji P. Henson has had the honor of appearing in films alongside stars like Brad Pitt and has made guest appearances o...