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After buying the rights to the show earlier this year, Drake has put his plan to bring Top Boy back in motion. In their latest cover story on the Toronto rapper (and burgeoning film and TV executive), The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Aubrey has teamed up with Netflix to revive Top Boy for its long-awaited third season.

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It’s official. Beyoncé will star in the upcoming remake of The Lion King. Announced by Disney (and Beyoncé herself) on Wednesday evening (Nov. 1), the Jon Favreau-directed film will feature Queen Bey voicing Nala. Donald Glover takes on the role of Simba, and James Earl Jones returns to play Mufasa. Other stars appearing in the movie include Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), Eric André (Azizi), Billy Eichner (Timon) and Seth Rogen (Pumbaa).

The Lion King is set to hit theaters summer 2019.

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Austin Vesely has been Chance The Rapper’s go-to director since 10 Day. Now, the Chicago native is making his own splash with his first feature film, Slice. According to Variety, the movie “takes place in mysterious city, and centers around an enigmatic outlaw framed for a killing spree that targets unsuspecting pizza delivery boys.” Naturally, Vesely tapped Chance in a starring role alongside Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz, Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery, The League‘s Paul Scheer and Fear The Walking Dead‘s Rae Gray.

Slice is set to hit theaters later this year via A24.

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After starring alongside Jake Gylenhaal and Rachel McAdams in 2015’s Southpaw, 50 Cent is back on the big screen in Christian Gudegast’s upcoming heist movie Den of Thieves. Curtis leads a notorious gang of bank robbers, including The Wire‘s Pablo Schreiber and Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr., who plan an audacious job on the Los Angeles Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, tough cop Gerard Butler must foil the plan. Kendrick Lamar’s “m.A.A.d city” only makes the trailer, which you can watch below, more explosive.

Den of Thieves hits theaters on January 19, 2018.

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Over the weekend, Jordan Peele finally got the opportunity to speak in-depth about his successful thriller Get Out. During the intimate conversation with Elvis Mitchell of KCRW at the Film Independent Forum, Peele reveals that he worked on the movie during the Obama administration, a time he refers to as a post-racial lie where people believed that racism no longer existed.

The pair discussed everything from black identity, the “white savior” and divisiveness. Read some excerpts from the exchange after the break and check out the interview in full here.

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After giving us a first look at the highly anticipated film earlier this year, Marvel has debuted a new full-length trailer for Black Panther. Soundtracked by Vince Staples’ “BagBak,” this two-minute clip more closely focuses on the fight for the throne of Wakanda between T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). The star-studded cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira.

Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station), Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.

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Common, Jill Scott and MC Jin join Azealia Banks in RZA’s forthcoming musical drama ‘Love Beats Rhymes.’ Originally titled ‘Coco,’ the Lionsgate distributed film details the journey of an aspiring Hip-Hop artist who stumbles across the underground world of slam poetry.

Watch the official trailer after the jump and be sure to catch the movie in select theaters December 1st.

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Lionsgate have released the first trailer for Gotti, an upcoming biographical crime drama on the notorious mob boss John Gotti. Starring real-life couple John Travolta and Kelly Preston as John and Victoria Gotti, the Kevin Connolly-directed flick “examines Gotti’s life as he and his wife attempt to hold the family together amid tragedy and multiple prison sentences,” according to Deadline. Judging by the trailer below, expect plenty of violence, explosions and questionable Italian-American accents.

Gotti hits theaters and on-demand services on December 15.

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Teyana Taylor, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana and KYLE, who have all been winning in their own individual ways this year, are set to take their talents to the small screen. According to Deadline, the aforementioned hip-hop and R&B artists have been cast in an upcoming Netflix comedy called The After Party.

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Andre 3000 aka André Benjamin and actress Juliette Binoche are the latest stars to join the cast of Claire Denis’ upcoming sci-fi movie, High Life. Robert Pattinson and Mia Goth were originally announced as the movie’s main stars, which is about “convicts who reduce their time behind bars in exchange for embarking on a dangerous mission to a black hole.”

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