Tag Archives: Idris Elba

“Too Street”-gate: “James Bond” Author’s Comments Reveal Racialized Class-Based Politics

Tuesday saw Idris Elba trending on Twitter. It wasn’t because of a new movie. It was because the author of the current James Bond novels said that Elba was “too street” to play the classic spy character.  Continue reading “Too Street”-gate: “James Bond” Author’s Comments Reveal Racialized Class-Based Politics

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Casting News: Adam Rodriguez Coming to “Empire,” “The Walking Dead” Franchise Gets New Castmembers and More

Okay, let’s talk about something other than Rachel Dolezal for a second. Casting news and whatnot! Continue reading Casting News: Adam Rodriguez Coming to “Empire,” “The Walking Dead” Franchise Gets New Castmembers and More

Casting News: Idris Elba in Star Trek 3, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Gugu Mbatha Raw in Beauty and the Beast, Furious 8 Date Announced

Tons of casting news from weeks past up until now! Quick sentences begin now! Continue reading Casting News: Idris Elba in Star Trek 3, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Gugu Mbatha Raw in Beauty and the Beast, Furious 8 Date Announced

Casting News: More TV and Movie Roles! (EAT IT, DEADLINE!)

The title says it all, doesn’t it? Nellie Andreeva needs to go sit somewhere. Anyways, here’s the latest round of TV and movie castings and news: Continue reading Casting News: More TV and Movie Roles! (EAT IT, DEADLINE!)

Casting News: Movies, TV, and First Look Deals

I got off my schedule with my Casting News posts! The last few weekends have been too busy for comfort. So I have a lot of old posts to go through, but I’m going to do it. Let’s stop the chatter and get to the casting news.  (Since there are 20 items, I’m only spending a sentence or two on each.

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Sony News: Amy Pascal Rooted for Idris Elba as Next James Bond

There’s been a ton of junk that came out of the Sony hack, ranging from Kevin Hart being called a “whore,” Angelina Jolie described as a “spoiled brat” and, of course, what black films President Obama might like. However, out of all of hat stuff, there apparently was something positive that Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal discussed in her emails: Idris Elba as James Bond. The Daily Beast’s report leads me to think Pascal was adamant about this happening, at least to some degree.

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