A Raisin in the Sun

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Check out the trailer for A Raisin in the Sun starring P. Diddy, Phylicia Rashad, and Sanaa Lathan. Can it top the original?

Shout out to Ice Dot Com for the footage

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  • Keisha

    I can’t see the trailer…

  • Sammy J. Parker

    Is it a tv movie?

  • TruelyUrs

    Sorry my friends but you CAN NOT top Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee or Louis Gossett Jr. nice try though

  • Sammy J. Parker

    I forgot to hate(lol): I cannot understand how the “celebrity” has displaced the “actor”…Now, if you happen to be an actor who enjoys an enormous amount of celebrity then you’re fine BUTTTT if you don’t, you’ll surely lose out to men who rapped in ’95 and own fashion empires or women who can sing or women who carry ailing dogs in LV bags. It’s crazy. Same goes for the model: celebrities have displaced her…Fashion Houses choose Lindsay Lohan not… well, there ya go…outside of the highly publicized models like Naomi and Kate, I can’t even think of a model. SMH. It burns me up, this obsession with celebrities. When they let them write columns for papers, I’m livid!

  • TruelyUrs

    ((applause))

    The resounding applause is for you Sammy J. Parker. I totally agree with you. It’s amazing that the ones who put in the work to to to school and get a degree in the Arts are beat out many times by the singers or models whom claim that “this is my dream” to be a actor, poor I tell ya, just poor. Pamela Anderson was a regular columnist in Jane magazine. Her advice column was called “Pam Honestly”

  • elle

    @ TruelyUrs

    of course those performances cannot be topped but they can be living examples of what good work is.

    I personally will be looking forward to the performances.

    and for that they can be paid tribute to.

  • bearmedia

    Diddy is playing Walter Lee Younger!

    JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL!

  • 504 says STOP hate in 08

    I WOULD WATCH IT, BUT I’M NOT CONVINCE OF A COUPLE OF THINGS….

    NOT CONVINCE PHYLICIA RASHAD AS AN OLD LADY…SHE LOOKS DAMN GOOD…NO HOMO

    NOT CONVINCED OF DUMB DUMB DIDDY’S ACTING SKILLS, I’LL NEED TO WATCH THE MOVIE TO HAVE AN ACUATE OPINION.

    P.S. THAT OTHER CHICK LOOKS LIKE SHE CAN BE RELATED TO PHYLICIA…WOW !

  • Momo

    LMAO @ “Dumb Dumb Diddy”

  • kimb

    Diddy is no Sydney Poitier!

  • bree

    im @ work..video doesn’t show..are they turning the play into a box office release or dvd?

  • 504 predicts mo hate in 08

    BREE…IT’S A MADE FOR TV MOVIE COMING IN FEB (I THINK 25TH) ON EITHER ABC OR CBS…I FORGET SO WE WON’T HAVE TO PAY TO SEE DUMB DUMB DIDDY..

  • hey

    oh snap*! I truly enjoy this classic play by Lorraine Hansberry “A Raisin in the Sun” (the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway), so I just hope that they do it justice. I didn’t see the revival Broadway play that they did back in ’04 (twas a broke student at the universitay), but sometimes it’s just best to know when to say no because as many have mentioned Diddy is no Sidney Poitier. I realize that his celebrity can garner more attention than a virtual no-name, but are there no other black male actors to play the part? bah.

  • reality

    -“the great debaters”- way better than i expected even went to the movies to support it, thus heads should do the same. Denzel has really given a picture of enlist words. Nice Mr. Director Washington. looking for more thunder :+)

  • idkmybffJillBoinChicaBoinBoin

    The only person that seems out of place is Diddy and that’s just because I’m used to him dancing around like an idiot. But I have to admit, I actually want to see the movie. It’s an ensemble cast minus Diddy. I’m sure he did everything he had to do to at least seem like an A-list actor.

    I agree with what has been posted about celebrities taking the spots of trained actors. I think it’s extremely pathetic. It’s important that we remember that we [the consumers] cast our votes with our dollars. That being said, if there is a film in which a “celebrity” has been cast instead of an actual actress/actor…don’t spend your money to see it. Low ticket sales will eventually get the attention of Hollywood.

  • NubianGoddez

    A big COSIGN @ TruelyUrs

    Sorry my friends but you CAN NOT top Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee or Louis Gossett Jr. nice try though

    and why is diddly squat in a movie of this magnitude?? ho sit down no way you can be in a movie like this wtf???

  • NubianGoddez

    Yeah have to finish adding my two cents, I’m tired of these so called celebrities taking good acting role away from accomplished actors/ss. these greats have honed their skills at places like Juliard and you have these hack rappers, singers coming in and taking roles from the professionals. hell naw I ain’t supporting that mess, they need to stay in their own industry and leave the acting to the professionals. tired of this mess diddy squat in a raisin in the sun? what next soldja bwoy in chaka zulu??

  • JillyBean819

    Sammy J. Parker said:

    “I forgot to hate(lol): I cannot understand how the “celebrity” has displaced the “actor”…”

    Agreed. I feel bad for all of those acting students out there who get passed over for roles.

  • Lady Architect

    I DOUBT THIS WOULD TOP THE ORIGINAL…LOVE PHYLICIA RASHAD THOUGH

  • ko

    “Can it top the original?”

    In a word…..No.

  • elle

    @ Nubian Goddez

    that was funny.

    I’m going to play devils advocate…..

    We all know that no one is going to top the original cast of ‘Raisin in the Sun’ and honestly I don’t think that’s the intention.

    Sean Combs did do one influencial thing and that’s bring this great story to Broadway, his efforts got Ms Phylicia Raashad a well deserved Tony, also he wasn’t bad in his part, a lot better than anyone thought he’d be. He actually took the position serious.

    So it’s kind of refreshing to see television showing this great story. We barely see any of our works on national television anymore.

    I hope it’s the beginning of more programs to come.

  • elle

    also,acting students are being wrecked over stupid a$$ reality shows. flavor of luv, who wants to marry a millionaire, i love new york, etc………along with the other reasons people here have elequently wrote about.

    hence the writers strike…..

  • Z Phi Til I Die

    Love, love, love this play. But Sanaa Lathan, talented as she is, is too damn old to play Beneatha.

  • Mrs T in DC

    Felicia is a great actress, but now way can Diddy top Sidney. I will watch though because Raisin in the Sun is a powerful story, and a welcome change from “reality” tv.

  • AL Sharpton

    I like how they’re using that NYPD BLue style shaky camera.

    tricking your eyeballs into thinking there is some action taking place

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