Movies After Dark: Black Panther’s Impact, Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o Starring in The Woman King
ICYMI: Ant-Man and The Wasp, Skyscraper, and Avengers: Infinity War get new trailers, plus more!
See the last Movies After Dark for what you might have missed!
Ant-Man and the Wasp‘s trailer is here and it’s spotlighting Evangeline Lilly’s superhero. The official trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper is also here. Plus, Avengers: Infinity War and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom released new trailers!
Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Alec Baldwin and many more have signed on to direct the Edward Norton directed film, Motherless Brooklyn.
It has been announced that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films. The pair comes from the Emmy award-winning series Game of Thrones.
Hot Topic: Black Panther is providing a huge social and box office impact and setting many records
Black Panther has made a huge impact in the box office and has even produced strong numbers in Africa – a continent with many countries being reported on as having a lot of political turmoil according to The Economist. However, the film’s success is providing an idyllic African nation that allows for all to speculate on what could be. The movie was well supported and hyped, which provided for a lot of talk from critics.
“It wouldn’t be a Marvel production without manly skirmishes and digital avatars, yet in its emphasis on black imagination, creation, and liberation, the movie becomes an emblem of a past that was denied and a future that feels very present.” -Manohla Dargis
The film is giving people worldwide a sense of racial pride. Black Panther has opened strongly in much of Africa and in other countries worldwide.
Guess Who: Lupita Nyong’o has been cast to play Trevor Noah’s mother in Born A Crime and Viola Davis’ daughter in The Woman King
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has signed on to star in Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime, based on The Daily Show host’s best selling debut autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Nyong’o will portray Noah’s mother in the film who served as an important fixture in his life.
Noah will produce the film through Ark Angels Productions with Norman Aladjem, Lupita Nyong’o, and Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin of Mainstay Entertainment working alongside him.
From TriStar Pictures, Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o will star as onscreen mother and daughter in The Woman King. The film is based on the true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey. The Woman King tells the story of mother and daughter, Nanisca (Davis) and Nawi (Nyong’o), as they fight “the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.” TriStar president Hannah Minghella says:
“The Woman King is the powerful true story of an extraordinary mother-daughter relationship. And there’s no one more extraordinary than Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o to bring them to life.”
Social Frenzy: Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance has found its Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II
Lifetime’s Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance has found its Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II. Bonnie Soper (Filthy Rich) will portray Princess Diana and Maggie Sullivan (Fargo).
The film will show the love story between a beloved prince and his new TV star fiancée. It will examine the history of Prince Harry (Murray Fraser) and Meghan Markle (Parisa Fitz-Henley) from the moment they met after being set up by friends through their initial courtship. The movie is set for a spring release!