#OscarsSoWhite Aftermath: Black Actors Are Receiving Prominent Roles

Feb 17, 2016 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

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New African-American casting announcements suggest that the ongoing conversation over alleged racism within the film industry is having a positive impact.


Elba is in talks to star in the future romantic drama “Mountains Between Us,” a film about two strangers who are involved in a devastating plane crash. The role was originally written as white in the novel it’s based on.


Good casting news for Taraji P. Henson – she’s set to play legendary NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson in Hidden Figures, the true story of three African American women who were the brains behind the launch of an astronaut and his return home.


Also, it was reported earlier this week that Selma director Ava DuVernay might direct the sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life, set to star Lupita Nyong’o, her first visible role since winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “12 Years a Slave” back in 2014. Nyong’o last acting gig was in Star Wars: The Force Awakens her next on-screen performance will be a voice role in The Jungle Book. 

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