Relativity Acquires ‘Blackbird,’ Next Film By Helmer Gina Prince-Bythewood

By | Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 3:28pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Relativity is acquiring worldwide rights to Blackbird, which The Secret Life Of Bees helmer Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct from her script. Relativity will finance the film and distribute. Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh is producing with Stephanie … Read More »

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‘Undercovers’ Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw Set As Female Lead In Fox’s Pilot ‘Touch’

By | Friday June 10, 2011 @ 1:36pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: They kicked butt on their previous shows, now they’re going toe-to-toe. British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the breakout star of J.J. Abrams’ short-lived NBC spy dramedy Undercovers, has landed the female lead opposite 24 alum Kiefer Sutherland in the Fox … Read More »

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TCA: ‘Undercovers’ Producers Reluctant Trailblazers For Casting Two Black Leads

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

Is a spy drama with two black actors as the male-female romantic leads a revolution for network television? At TCA today, the producers of NBC’s upcoming Undercovers, which is just such a show — hemmed and hawed in answering the question that really shouldn’t be a question in 2010 but, well, still is.

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