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Unfortunately Aldis wasn’t involved in The Hollywood Report photoshoot/article but this article is about the movie.

I’m mustering the nerve to ask Dr. Dre and Ice Cube about the slaying that happened during the shooting of a Straight Outta Compton trailer — about the day in January when Suge Knight turned up on the set and allegedly plowed his pickup truck over two men, including a technical adviser on the film — when the lights go out.

 

We’re in a photo studio in Hollywood in mid-July, a month before the release of Universal’s $29 million movie telling the (mostly) true story of N.W.A, the groundbreaking hip-hop group that Dre, Cube and three other rappers — Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella — formed during the 1980s. Dre, now 50, is sitting on a comfy sofa, fussing with the cuffs of his designer jeans. Thirty years ago, he was producing N.W.A’s signature song, “F— tha Police”; today, he’s a headphones tycoon who lives in Tom Brady’s former mansion in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. Cube, now a 46-year-old comic action actor-producer (Ride Along, 21 Jump Street), is leaning against a wall, sipping a cappuccino with extra sugar. A few others are picking around the Caesar salad with grilled chicken at a snack table when suddenly — wham! — there’s a loud popping sound and the place goes completely dark.

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“What the f— just happened?” asks a voice that sounds like Dre’s.

 

“This is the zombie apocalypse,” says another. “It’s The Walking Dead: The N.W.A Edition.”

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By Tambay A. Obenson

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If you attended the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans over the weekend, you may have already seen the first trailer for WGN America’s upcoming original series on the Underground Railroad, titled “Underground,” because the cast and creators were present to unveil a first-look trailer at the series, as well as participate in a panel discussion about the show.

 

I’ve been anticipating that the trailer will make its way online soon, but nothing yet. What I do have to share is the below first-look image from the series, as well as an official synopsis which gives us a bit more info on who the series’ main players are.

 

First, the official synopsis reads: In 1857, a courageous 25-year-old slave named Noah organizes a small group of fellow slaves on Macon Plantation, with the goal of escaping to the Underground Railroad and thence to freedom. The odds of success are slim; the plantation’s terrain is unforgiving, and their politically ambitious owner, Tom Macon, will surely kill anyone attempting to run. For those who make it off the plantation, the risks and uncertainties only multiply. Pursued by professional slave hunters, they will have to decide which way to turn and whether or not they can trust the strangers who offer them help.

 

Playing Noah is Aldis Hodge, who is described as a brave, driven and insanely clever field slave. And on the other side of the fight is Reed Diamond, who plays Tom Macon, the plantation owner and political candidate.

 

Joining both gentlemen are: Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Rosalee, a shy house slave with a powerful inner strength and courage; Christopher Meloni is August Pullman, a mysterious figure who walks a tightrope between morality and survival; Jessica de Gouw is Elizabeth Hawkes, a socialite who shares her husband’s abolitionist ideals; Alano Miller plays Cato, a cunning, charismatic man despised and feared by his fellow slaves; Adina Porter plays Pearly Mae, a strong-willed wife and mother; Amirah Vann is Ernestine, a fiercely devoted mother and head house slave; Marc Blucas is John Hawkes, a lawyer whose ideals clash with the legislation he’s sworn to uphold; Mykelti Williamson plays Moses, a fiery preacher;; and finally Johnny Ray Gil as Sam, Rosalee’s brother and a talented carpenter.

 

The project hails from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, and is set for a 2016 premiere on WGN America.

 

“Underground” is created and written by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, who serve as Executive Producers alongside writer Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road Pictures, and Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold of Safehouse Pictures.

 

Anthony Hemingway directs and serves as Executive Producer for the first four episodes.

 

I’m sure the trailer will be released online soon enough, since it’s supposed to have already premiered at the Essence Festival over the weekend. While you wait, here’s a first-look image from the series, featuring Aldis Hodge as Noah, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Rosalee, as she appears to be treating his wounds, likely after a lashing, in a scene from the first episode.

 

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I’ve only found a few pictures so far but hopefully I’ll have more soon!

 

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If you’ll be attending the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans, this week, here’s some news you might be interested in knowing…

 

The cast and creators of WGN America’s upcoming original series on the Underground Railroad, titled “Underground,” will unveil a first-look trailer at the series, as well as participate in a panel discussion about the show, at the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans.

 

Series’ stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica de Gouw and Alano Miller will join creators, writers and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski on the Center Stage at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Friday, July 3 from 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm in a “not-to-be-missed ‘Underground’ experience for Essence Festival attendees,” says the press release.

 

We also now know with certainty what character each actor cast in the series is playing: Jurnee Smollett-Bell stars as Rosalee, a shy house slave with a powerful inner strength and courage; Aldis Hodge plays Noah, a brave, driven and insanely clever field slave; Christopher Meloni is August Pullman, a mysterious figure who walks a tightrope between morality and survival; Jessica de Gouw is Elizabeth Hawkes, a socialite who shares her husband’s abolitionist ideals; Alano Miller plays Cato, a cunning, charismatic man despised and feared by his fellow slaves; Adina Porter plays Pearly Mae, a strong-willed wife and mother; Amirah Vann is Ernestine, a fiercely devoted mother and head house slave; Marc Blucas is John Hawkes, a lawyer whose ideals clash with the legislation he’s sworn to uphold; Mykelti Williamson plays Moses, a fiery preacher; Reed Diamond is Tom Macon, a plantation owner and political candidate; and finally Johnny Ray Gil as Sam, Rosalee’s brother and a talented carpenter.

 

Logline: “In ‘Underground,’ bravery, ingenuity and power take center stage as slaves band together in the fight of their lives for their families, their future…and their freedom.”

 

The project hails from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, and is set for a 2016 premiere on WGN America.

 

“Underground” is created and written by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, who serve as Executive Producers alongside writer Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road Pictures, and Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold of Safehouse Pictures.

 

Anthony Hemingway directs and serves as Executive Producer for the first four episodes.

 

Follow the series @UndergroundWGN — #Underground2016

 

I’m sure the trailer will be released online after it premieres at the Essence Festival later this week.

 

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LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2015 – The cast and creators of WGN America’s highly anticipated, pulse-pounding original series “Underground” will unveil a first-look trailer and participate in a panel session at the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Series’ stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Friday Night Lights,” “True Blood,” “The Great Debaters”), Aldis Hodge (“Straight Outta Compton,” “Leverage,” “Turn”), Jessica de Gouw (“Arrow,” “Dracula”) and Alano Miller (“Jane The Virgin”) will join creators, writers and executive producers Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Heroes”) and Joe Pokaski (“Heroes,” “CSI”) on the Center Stage at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Friday, July 3 from 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in a not-to-be-missed “Underground” experience for Essence Festival attendees.

 

In WGN America’s “Underground,” bravery, ingenuity and power take center stage as slaves band together in the fight of their lives for their families, their future…and their freedom. Hailing from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, “Underground” is currently in production on a straight-to-series order in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a 2016 premiere on WGN America.

 

The “Underground” stars and creators’ appearance at the Essence Festival comes on the heels of WGN America’s recent announcement that breakout star and Smollett-Bell’s brother, Jussie Smollett (“Empire”), has signed on to guest star in the series, marking the first time in 20 years the siblings will be seen together on the small screen.

 

Alongside Smollett-Bell, who stars as Rosalee, a shy house slave with a powerful inner strength and courage, is an internationally renowned cast including Aldis Hodge, who plays Noah, a brave, driven and insanely clever field slave; Emmy Award-nominated actor Christopher Meloni (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”) as August Pullman, a mysterious figure who walks a tightrope between morality and survival; Jessica de Gouw as Elizabeth Hawkes, a socialite who shares her husband’s abolitionist ideals; Alano Miller as Cato, a cunning, charismatic man despised and feared by his fellow slaves; Adina Porter (“True Blood,” “The 100,” “The Newsroom”) as Pearly Mae, a strong-willed wife and mother; Amirah Vann (“Girls,” “And So It Goes”) as Ernestine, a fiercely devoted mother and head house slave; Marc Blucas (“Blue Bloods”) as John Hawkes, a lawyer whose ideals clash with the legislation he’s sworn to uphold; Mykelti Williamson (“Justified,” “24”) as Moses, a fiery preacher; Reed Diamond (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) as Tom Macon, a plantation owner and political candidate; and Johnny Ray Gill (“Rectify”) as Sam, Rosalee’s brother and a talented carpenter.

 

“Underground” is created and written by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, who serve as Executive Producers alongside Academy Award®-winning writer Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind,” “I Am Legend”) of Weed Road Pictures, and Tory Tunnell (“King Arthur,” “Holy Rollers”) and Joby Harold (“King Arthur,” “Edge of Tomorrow”) of Safehouse Pictures. Anthony Hemingway (“The Wire,” “Treme”) directs and serves as Executive Producer for the first four episodes.

 

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Gallery Links:

– Television Productions – Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season Two – Season 2 Episode Stills

– Television Productions – Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season Two – “Valley Forge” (2015) S02E07 Screencaps

– Television Productions – Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season Two – “The Prodigal” (2015) S02E09 Screencaps

– Television Productions – Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season Two – “Gunpowder, Treason and Plot” (2015) S02E10 Screencaps

– Film Productions – Straight Outta Compton – Promo & Marketing

– Film Productions – Straight Outta Compton – Stills

– Magazines Scans – SFX – Summer 2014

– Magazines Scans – TV Guide – April 6, 2015

– Magazines Scans – Empire Magazine (Australia) – July 2015

The video clips from Turn 2×07, 2×09, and 2×10 have also been updated in the Media Gallery.

 

Gallery Links:

– Television Productions – Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season Two – Season 2 Episode Stills

– Television Productions – Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season Two – “Sealed Fate” (2015) S02E05 Screencaps

– Television Productions – Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season Two – “Houses Divided” (2015) S02E06 Screencaps

The video clips have also been updated in the Media Gallery.