Casting News | Jeffrey Wright

6 03 2013

Jeffrey Wright

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire continues to add more actors to the award winning show. The latest to join is Jeffrey Wright. Read the rest of this entry »


Five Films Fit for A “King!”

17 01 2011

This week, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have celebrated his 82nd birthday. Since his assassination in 1968, many filmmakers have tried to capture the spirit of the “drum major of peace” on the big screen. We have compiled a list of five movies that are representative of his legacy and struggle. Read the rest of this entry »

Hot Trax | Hoochie Coochie Man

10 12 2008

In the film, “Cadillac Records,” Jeffrey Wright plays the mighty Muddy Waters one of the giants of the Blues. While Wright gave a fine performance, ain’t nothing like the real thing as Waters performs one of his signature songs, “Hoochie Coochie Man” at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960. Read the rest of this entry »

Trailer Park | Cadillac Records

7 11 2008

Two years ago, Beyonce Knowles watched her co-star Jennifer Hudson give a triumphant performance and take home Oscar gold in the musical “Dreamgirls.” In her latest film, Knowles hangs her award hopes playing blues legend Etta James in the upcoming musical drama, “Cadillac Records. Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with . . . Jeffrey Wright

1 02 2008

Ask Jeffrey Wright why he took on the role of “Nelson” in the film “BlackOut,” and he might first mention convenience. Read the rest of this entry »

Beyonce Cast as Etta James in “Cadillac Records”

27 01 2008

First she played a Diana Ross-esque “Dreamgirl. Now Beyoncé is set to play R&B and Blues singer Etta James in the musical film, “Cadillac Records.” Read the rest of this entry »

Wright’s “Cadillac’s” Filled!

24 01 2008

Jeffrey Wright will play bluesman Muddy Waters in the upcoming film, “Cadillac Records.” Actors Columbus Short and Cedric the Entertainer have been added to the cast of the musical biopic that will tell the story of lives of such bluesmen as Waters, Little Walter, and Howlin’ Wolf. Read the rest of this entry »