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‘Black Panther’ Star Winston Duke Will Star In Kimbo Slice

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Winston Duke has fought alongside the Black Panther and Avengers as M’Baku.

Now the actor is branching out from Marvel to star as late MMA legend Kimbo Slice. According to Deadline reports that “White Boy Rick scribe Andy Weiss is writing the screenplay about the Bahamian-born backyard brawler who rose from homelessness to mixed martial arts fame after his brutal backyard fights drew a huge YouTube audience” (Slice, real name Kevin Ferguson, died in 2016).

“I’m looking forward to exploring Kimbo’s story,” Duke said about the film, “and interrogating the expectations society places on men like him who are their own special breed of hero.” Producer Steve Lee Jones added, “It’s a rich and layered tale about this man’s incredible journey from a poor neighborhood in Miami to becoming a worldwide phenomenon. We are ecstatic that Winston has decided to take on this both physically and emotionally challenging role. We simply could not find a better Kimbo!”

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First Look: Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in Men In Black Reboot

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Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will be teaming up again for the Men In Black reboot.

Sony has fast-tracked the franchise with the fourth installment titled MIB. The story will focus on the two new agents, H and M. The film has been shooting since July with F. Gary Gary as the director.

Hemsworth posted the first look of the new agents on Instagram with a nod to Thor: Ragnarok with the hastag #revengersforlife.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not reprise their roles in the film as agents J and K. Sony had originally planned on combining the Men in Black and 21 Jump Street franchises. But signs point to that being scrapped for a film closer to the original.

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Michael B. Jordan Will Star In New Tom Clancy Franchise

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Michael B. Jordan is signed on for a new Tom Clancy franchise.

Paramount Pictures has tapped the Creed II star for the lead role of John Clark. The studio has decided to focus on two movies Rainbow Six and Without Remorse. Without Remorse is the origin story for the character and will serve as the first film of the franchise.

John Terrence Kelly alias John Clark is an ex-Navy Seal-turned-operations officer for the CIA and would go on to appear in 17 novels starting with 1988’s The Cardinal of the Kremlin with Jack Ryan. His first solo adventures began with Without Remorse in 1993.

No word yet if the John Krasinski who plays Jack Ryan in the Amazon will join the cast.

VIA: Variety

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Bond 25 Finally Lands New Director

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Bond has been on hold after Danny Boyle left the project in August.

Sony has officially hired a new director for the franchise. True Detectives director Cary Fukunaga will step behind the camera for Daniel Craig’s last Bond film. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli made the announcement this morning.

“We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”

Cary Fukunaga directed the first season of HBO’s True Detective, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

Production has been pushed back to March of 2019. The film will now be released on February 14th, 2020.

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