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News: Gugu Joins “An Untamed State” and ‘God Particle’

01 April 2016
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An Untamed State

Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct and Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star inAn Untamed State, an adaptation of Roxane Gay‘s debut novel that the director will co-write with the author for Fox Searchlight.

The novel tells the powerful, unflinching story of a Haitian-American woman kidnapped for ransom in front of her husband and child. The novel explores the privilege that made her a target and the strength she must draw on to survive and reclaim her life. Prince-Bythewood is best known for directing Beyond the Lights, and The Secret Life of Bees, and with husband Reggie Rock she is exec producing the 10-hour event series Shots Fired for Fox, Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema. Mbatha-Raw most recently starred in Concussion and Belle, and she teamed with Prince-Bythewood on Beyond the Lights. [source]

God Particle

David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are teaming up to star in Julius Onah’s sci-fi thriller “God Particle” for Paramount and J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Onah will direct the modestly budgeted movie originally written by Oren Uziel, though as TheWrap first reported, Bad Robot hired its “Star Trek Beyond” scribe Doug Jung to rewrite the script last fall.

Abrams and his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burk will produce “God Particle,” which follows an American space station crew who, believing they have destroyed Earth via a Hadron accelerator, allow the crew of hostile nations to board their ship, with disastrous results. [source]

News: Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Talks to Join Gun-Control Drama ‘Miss Sloane’

26 January 2016
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who stars opposite Will Smith in Concussion, is in final negotiations to join Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane, the gun-control drama being made by FilmNation and EuropaCorp.

The project, which is being directed by John Madden, is in casting mode and just added Michael Stuhlbarg on Friday. Alison Pill is also on the call sheet.

The script, penned by Jonathan Perera, tells of Elizabeth Sloane, a political fixer with an abused and abusive past who takes on Washington’s well-oiled gun lobby to pass gun legislation. The story is set in motion when new legislation requiring more stringent background checks for gun ownership gains traction in Congress. Sloane is approached to spearhead the campaign, quickly finding herself pit against the formidable power of her political opponents. Deploying her notorious skills, and driven by a desire to win at all costs, she jeopardizes those closest to her, and puts her own career at risk.

Mbatha-Raw will play a gun-control lobbyist with a secret. [source]

Photos: “Concussion” Production Stills

23 November 2015
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We finally got the first 2 stills of Gugu in her new movie “Concussion”, you can check them out by clicking on the preview below:

   

News: ‘Concussion’ to Premiere at AFI Fest

02 October 2015
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Sony’s “Concussion”, written and directed by Peter Landesman, is produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon. It will play at AFI on Nov. 10 at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

The film opens on Christmas Day and has already emerged as a potential awards season contender. Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser and Luke Wilson also star.

“AFI Fest is the perfect stage to unveil ‘Concussion’ and we are privileged to have been chosen as the Centerpiece Gala,” Ridley Scott and Giannina Scott said. “‘Concussion’ is a powerful and uncompromising film about an issue that was ignored for far too long and continues to play out today.” [more at source]

News: Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Mix For Robin Hood Origins

01 October 2015
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Deadline has learned that a quartet of up-and-coming actresses from around the world are in the mix for Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins. The Knick‘s Irish-born Eve Hewson is in the running along with Dutch actress Gaite Jansen(Supernova), Australian thesp Lucy Fry (Vampire Academy) and British actressGugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle). The global approach to casting the female lead opposite Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) underscores the more authentic approach Lionsgate and director Otto Bathurst would like to take with their version of the iconic Sherwood Forest inhabitant. [source]

Gallery Update: “Concussion” Trailer Screencaptures

12 September 2015
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I’ve updated the gallery with 20 caps of Gugu in the latest trailer of Concussion. You can check them out by clicking on the preview below:

   

Video: “Concussion” Trailer

01 September 2015
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