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Barry Jenkins Signs First-Look TV Deal at Amazon

Oscar winner Barry Jenkins and his PASTEL production banner have set a first-look television deal at Amazon. Jenkins is slated to direct the entire limited series “Underground Railroad” at Amazon, based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel of the same name. Under the deal, he will exclusively develop television series for […]

Barry Jenkins On Losing His Temper, Advice From Denzel and Doing a Marvel Movie

After his film “Moonlight” won the Academy Award, Barry Jenkins had a lot of offers — but not from Marvel. The filmmaker stopped by the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at TIFF to talk about his new film premiering tomorrow night, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” When it was pointed out that many indie film directors then go […]

New York Film Festival Slate Includes ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

The New York Film Festival will screen new offerings from Oscar winners such as Joel & Ethan Coen, Barry Jenkins, and Paweł Pawlikowski. On Tuesday, the fall gathering unveiled the 30 films that will screen as part of its main slate. They include “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” a western anthology from the Coen Brothers; […]

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 »