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Amazon Officially Greenlights ‘Underground Railroad,’ Barry Jenkins to Direct All Episodes

Barry Jenkins has committed to direct all eleven episodes of his upcoming Amazon adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s book “The Underground Railroad,” which has officially been ordered to series at the streaming giant. “Working with Amazon and a wonderful group of screenwriters to develop Colson’s novel into a limited series has been an extremely rewarding experience,” […]

Barry Jenkins Reads from the ‘Moonlight’ Oscars Speech He Couldn’t Deliver

At a keynote address at South by Southwest on Sunday morning, director Barry Jenkins read from the Oscars speech he would have delivered if “Moonlight” had been correctly announced as the 2016 best picture winner. “Tarell [Alvin McCraney, his co-writer] and I are Chiron,” he said, looking back at his prepared remarks, which referenced the […]

Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

In today’s film news roundup, Pedro Pascal joins the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicole Kidman’s “The Destroyer” completes its cast, and IATSE chief Matthew Loeb gets an honor. CASTINGS “Games of Thrones” star Pedro Pascal has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” opposite Stephan […]

Colman Domingo Joins Barry Jenkins’ Drama ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

“Fear the Walking Dead” star Colman Domingo has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” opposite Regina King, Stephan James, and KiKi Layne with filming underway in New York. “If Beale Street Could Talk” is adapted from the 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name about a pregnant Harlem woman […]

Film News Roundup: Regina King Joins Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

In today’s film news roundup, Regina King will star in Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Bold Films gets $50 million in financing, and rights are sold to Justin Chatwin thriller “Legacy” prior to AFM.  CASTINGS Regina King will star in Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” opposite Stephan James and KiKi Layne with filming underway […]

Barry Jenkins’ New Film Finds Lead in Newcomer Kiki Layne (EXCLUSIVE)

Kiki Layne will play the lead role of Tish in Barry Jenkins and Annapurna’s adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel “If Beale Street Could Talk,” sources tell Variety. The filmmakers auditioned more than 300 women for the role and began their search in earnest earlier this summer. Layne, who auditioned in recent weeks, immediately won over… Read more »

Barry Jenkins’ New Film Casts ‘Shots Fired’ Star Stephan James (EXCLUSIVE)

“Shots Fired” actor Stephan James is in negotiations to star in “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film. Annapurna Pictures is financing and distributing the love story “If Beale Street Could Talk,” with Jenkins writing and directing. Production is expected to start in October. Based on the novel by James Baldwin, “If Beale Street Could Talk” follows Tish,… Read more »

‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Write, Direct ‘Underground Railroad’ Series at Amazon

‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Write, Direct ‘Underground Railroad’ Series at Amazon

“Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins will write and direct a one-hour drama series about the Underground Railroad currently in development at Amazon, Variety has learned. The series will be based on Colson Whitehead’s best-selling book, “The Underground Railroad.” “Going back to ‘The Intuitionist,’ Colson’s writing has always defied convention, and ‘The Underground Railroad’ is no different,”…

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Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins on That Oscars Shocker: The Morning-After Interview

Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins on That Oscars Shocker: The Morning-After Interview

When Barry Jenkins returned to his hotel suite at the Four Seasons Monday at 3 a.m. after a surreal night at the Oscars, he slept for a couple of hours, then watched a clip of the show’s ending on his cell phone, finding something oddly enchanting about those final shocking moments that unfolded on live… Read more »

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‘Moonlight’ Writers Dedicate Best Adapted Screenplay Win to the Underrepresented

Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney won the best adapted screenplay Oscar Sunday night for “Moonlight.” The duo received a standing ovation as they took the stage to accept the award. “All you people who feel like there’s no mirror for you, the Academy has your back, the ACLU has your back, we have your back, and for… Read more »

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