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Gugu Mbatha-Raw to star in Bad Robot’s “God Particle”

Several sites are reporting that David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw will be starring in JJ Abrams’s latest project God Particle. To sweeten the pot even further, Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah is directing.

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As you may have guessed from the sciencey title, the movie is described a SciFi thriller. Yes folks, we are getting a diverse SciFi flick! Lord knows we need more visions of the future that include POC.

The synopsis for the film reads:

After a physics experiment with a large hadron accelerator causes the Earth to seemingly vanish completely, the terrified crew of an orbiting American space station is left floating in the middle of now-even-more-empty space. When a European spacecraft appears on their radar, the Americans must determine whether it’s their salvation, or a harbinger of doom.

It is unknown what parts Gugu and David will be playing at this time.

You may recall that Gugu has worked with Bad Robot before, starring in the short lived series Undercovers. God Particle is currently slated to release on Feb. 24, 2017.

Abrams has been very out spoken recently about the need to diversify Hollywood, and this casting indicates he is willing to walk the talk. Whatever you think of JJ and his projects, he is a major player in Tinsel Town and this is a positive step forward.

It’s a good time to be a POC in Theater

Recently I have noticed a very pleasing tread while perusing entertainment pages for this blog, it seems that now is a very good time for a POC to be in theater.

Exhibit A: Hamilton, the hip-hop version of the founding of our country. It’s the hottest ticket on Broadway. The critics are drooling over it in way that is almost embarrassing and the creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has a MacArthur Genius award gracing his mantle and his bank account.

Exhibit B: The Color Purple  starring Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Ervio will open soon on Broadway. This is bound to be yet another flaming hot ticket. I’m including Jennifer and Cynthia singing the title song here because I love you all and I want you to have nice things.

 

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