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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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Gallery Update: “Belle” Movie Screencaptures

30 April 2015
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I’ve updated the gallery with over 1200 screencapture of Gugu in her movie “Belle” which might be my favorite role of hers so far, you can check them out by clicking on the preview below:


News: Gugu Joins ‘Beauty and the Beast’

13 April 2015
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“Beyond the Lights” star Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been tapped to play the feather duster Plumette in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.

Luke Evans (Gaston), Josh Gadd (LeFou), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), and Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts) also star. Bill Condon is directing from a script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and rewritten by Stephen Chbosky. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films are producing.

Production begun for a Mar. 17, 2017 release.

News: Gugu Joins “Free State Of Jones”

14 February 2015
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English actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw (‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘Belle,’ ‘Odd Thomas’), Keri Russell (‘The Americans,’ ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’), and Mahershala Ali (‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’) are set to join Matthew McConaughey on the cast of the historical drama ‘Free State of Jones,’ says TheWrap.

Gary Ross is attached to write and direct the drama, which tracks the relationship between Newton Knight (McConaughey) and a slave (Mbatha-Raw), exploring the impact the relationship had Knight’s life and the Civil War-set rebellion he led against the Confederacy.

The site has Russell stepping in to play Knight’s wife, Serena, and Ali playing Moses Washington, an escaped slave who becomes an integral ally of Knight’s rebellion.

Filming is underway in Louisiana with Scott Stuber and Jon Kilik co-producing the drama with Ross. [source]

News: “Concussion” Sets Release Date

28 January 2015
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Sony’s NFL concussion drama has been titled “Concussion” and has been scheduled for Christmas Day, 2015, the studio announced Tuesday.

Peter Landesman wrote and directed the film which stars Will Smith,Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard and Paul Reiser, with David Morse and Albert Brooks. The factual drama is based in part on the GQ article “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas.

The story follows the David-vs.-Goliath journey of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of football-related brain trauma in a pro player and fought to bring awareness to the public. In his search for the truth behind the devastating malady, Omalu’s quest humanizes the price paid by professional athletes in impact sports, but also by those who challenge the status quo as it exposes the political, cultural and corporate interests that fuel the business of sports. [source]

News: Gugu joins the cast of “Free State of Jones”

07 January 2015
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Based on a true story, “Free State of Jones” will star McConaughey as Newton Knight and Mbatha-Raw as Rachel, a slave whose relationship with Knight played a central part in his life and in his armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Mbatha-Raw is poised for stardom on the heels of back-to-back critical hits “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights,” both of which were directed by women. The British actress will soon be seen in the Wachowski’s sci-fi movie “Jupiter Ascending” and the Keanu Reeves courtroom drama “The Whole Truth,” and she’s currently filming Sony’s Untitled NFL Concussion Drama with Will Smith.

Mbatha-Raw is represented by CAA, Curtis Brown Group and Authentic Talent and Literary Management. [more at source]