Michael Elliot, the talented screenwriter responsible for movie night favorites like Brown Sugar and Just Wright has another romantic comedy in the works, but he needs your help. The award-winning writer recently rolled out a new crowdfunding campaign through which he hopes to tackle Hollywood’s beauty standards. The campaign is called “Project Plus-Size Movie Star” and Elliot is working towards casting a curvy beauty as the love interest in his new film. “The media… significantly affects how and what we think,” said Elliot. “By rarely ever seeing plus-size women as love interests in films, Hollywood is perpetuating a view that plus-size women aren’t desirable, sexy, or beautiful, and that they are unimportant [This film] will play a significant role in changing this message.”
Oprah And Eddie Murphy Secure Roles In Richard Pryor Biopic
After much speculation that Eddie Murphy and Oprah Winfrey would possibly be joining the cast of the highly-anticipated Richard Pryor biopic, the guessing game is now over. According to the Daily Mail, both Murphy and Winfrey have been confirmed as cast members of the film. Murphy will play play Pryor’s father, Leroy “Buck Carter” Pryor; Winfrey will play Pryor’s grandmother, who ran a brothel and raised the legendary comic there. The two will join Mike Epps, who will play Pryor, and Kate Hudson, who is set to play Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor… After much deliberation about securing a powerhouse cast, The Weinstein Company and director Lee Daniels are slated to start production in March.
Gucci Mane Autobiography Coming In 2016?
The currently incarcerated rapper’s team announced via Twitter that Gucci Mane will release an autobiography sometime in 2016, which promises to reveal more about the man behind the moniker. As reported by Complex, the folks manning Gucci Mane’s Twitter account shared details of the yet unnamed autobiography. The tweets began flying in Wednesday afternoon with scant details about the book yet plenty about Guwop’s place in the game. There was mention of Gucci’s prolific releases, and it’s hard to argue with that assertion considering the sheer volume of music he’s released although he’s in jail until 2017 on federal gun charges… G
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