Doug Liman’s adaptation of YA sci-fi sensation Chaos Walking is building up a really promising cast. Tom Holland will be playing protagonist Todd, Daisy Ridley is his co-star Viola. Today brings news that David Oyelowo will be assisting Mads Mikkelsen as a second villainous militant character named Aaron.
We’re still waiting for news of the live-action (ish) Lion King, but the franchise’s TV arm has its own brand-new Scar. Lion King sequel series The Lion Guard will borrow a Star Wars Rebels fan-favorite to bring Scar back to life (ish), and we’ve got the first look.
David Oyelowo seems to be making true stories about important figures in black history his beat. After playing a prince in A United Kingdom and a civil rights leader in Selma, he’s now set to play American physician Ossian Sweet, a doctor who was tried for murder in Detroit in the 1920s, in what would come to be known as the Sweet Trials.
After a starring role as Martin Luther King Jr. in Ava DuVernay’s Selma, David Oyelowo is playing another historical figure alongside Rosamund Pike in A United Kingdom, a drama based on the real life story of Botswana’s King Seretse Khama and his British wife Ruth Williams.
Disney movies about triumphant characters overcoming great odds often come with a heavy serving of sap, hyperbolizing struggles and achievements with a glossy Hollywood veneer. Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe doesn’t entirely do that. While there is a sweet and sentimental flourish, Nair’s film about a young Uganda chess champion plays like a sincere biopic that isn’t desperate to pry tears from your eyes or exploit a minority tale for dramatic effect.
The first trailer for Amma Asante's historical drama A United Kingdom is here, and Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo are having a hard time reconciling their love with their countries’ animosity. Pike and Oyelowo play real life figures Ruth Williams and Seretse Kama, who fell in love during the time of apartheid in Botswana in the 1940s.
After winning an Oscar for her incredible breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o has been awesomely unpredictable in her career choices. Instead of following up the acclaimed drama with more acclaimed dramas, Nyong’o starred in two films back-to-back where she portrayed animated characters. More than anything, it’s left us anxious to see her in another live-action film, which makes the first trailer for Queen of Katwe pretty exciting.