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David Oyelowo plays Harold Soyinka in ‘Gringo’

He plays a Harold Soyinka, a mild-mannered Nigerian-American businessman who finds himself in over his head after traveling to Mexico and becoming entangled with some shady colleagues, international mercenaries, drug lords and the DEA. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous …

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David Oyelowo: “As a Nigerian, I’m frustrated By How Little We See of the Real Face Of Africa In Western Movies.”

Finding actors to play characters based on real people is never an easy fete, but director Mira Nair’s first choice for the role of Robert Katende in Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” was David Oyelowo. “David is a chameleon,” says Nair. “He allows himself to disappear into whichever role he is …

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Alicia Keys partners with Disney on new song featured in “Queen of Katwe”

Walt Disney Studios is partnering with 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire,” “No One”) on the studio’s upcoming film release “Queen of Katwe,” which opens in limited release September 23 and expands wide September 30, 2016.  The multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer’s new original song, “Back to Life,” appears in …

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David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o star in Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’

“Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with …

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David Oyelowo to star in ‘A United Kingdom’

David Oyelowo is finally bringing his passion project “A United Kingdom” to the big screen. A script the actor has been working on for several years; it tells the true story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, who caused an international stir when he married Ruth Williams, a white woman …

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‘Glory’ wins an Oscar

Common and John Legend- Bringing Oscar ‘Glory’ to ‘Selma.’ (Photo by Jason Merritt Getty Images Entertainment). After the controversy the film received over snubs for its cast and director, “Selma” did get an Oscar after all. At least, the theme song “Glory” won the Best Original Song trophy for performers …

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The Countdown to Hollywood’s Biggest Night Begins

Jennifer Hudson previously won best performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the 79th Annual Academy Awards, 2007. The countdown to the movie industry’s biggest night is underway. Road closures have been finalized, presenters have been announced and the red carpet’s been rolled out. The annual awards ceremony, which honors …

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“I thought people would be unhappy with me for playing Dr. King,” says David Oyelowo

Oprah, David, Ava and Tessa Thompson who plays Diane Nash in movie Selma Asking a British actor to play one of America’s great leaders is likely to brew resentment, but David Oyelowo says he was fully embraced by African Americans. Speaking at the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) ceremony on Wednesday where …

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