So I recently had access to a few more HQ photo archives and was able to update some of the MQ photos I had on here and add a few events plus I tracked down 2 of the photos from TCA.
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Universal’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Casts its MC Ren and DJ Yella
Aldis Hodge has been cast as MC Ren and Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella in Universal Pictures’ “Straight Outta Compton,” the biopic chronicling the rise of hip-hop group N.W.A.
They join O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell who have been cast as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, respectively. F. Gary Gray will helm.
Film is set in the mid-1980s, where five young men translated their experiences growing up on the streets of Compton, California into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority and gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation.
Cube and Dre will produce, along with Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray and Scott Bernstein.
Pic bows Aug. 14, 2015. Exec VP of production Jon Mone and director of development Sara Scott will oversee the project for Universal.
Hodge, who is repped by Priluck Company and Paradigm, was most recently seen in the Fox Searchlight pic “The East” opposite Alexander Skarsgard. Brown Jr. is repped by Pantheon and David Dean Management and his past credits include “The Walking Dead,” “Battle: Los Angeles” and “Suits.”
The “X-Files” creator told reporters Saturday during summer TCA that he based the sci-fi series on “Dante’s Inferno.”
Chris Carter has big plans for Amazon Studios’ The After.
The X-Files creator is modeling his latest sci-fi drama, which currently has an eight-episode order, with a bold 99-episode plan. You heard that right: 99 episodes.
Carter, who took a lengthy break following the wrap-up of The X-Files on Fox (he spent his time off reading, watching The Shield and The Wire, “climing mountains,” surfing), made his declaration Saturday afternoon during Amazon’s summer Television Critics Association press tour session, saying that he based the mystery-focused The After on Dante’s Inferno, which has 99 cantos in its story. “I’m using that as my model,” he revealed.
Premiering in early 2015, The After will receive a slower rollout than say, Transparent, which debuts its entire 10 episodes at once in late September. Carter says his series will be released in four two-hour installments.
“Amazon is going to show these an episode at a time,” he said, “which I think is really good for this type of show. The audience likes to tease the clues out.”
Carter hinted that there would likely be some additional opportunities to utilize transmedia platforms like Twitter to help supplement the content. “Now, there are really interesting opportunities with technology to tease these clues out,” he said.
The After is loosely described as a post-apocalyptic drama centered on eight strangers who must work together in order to survive in a violent, unpredictable new world with the date of March 7 serving as a common thread that ties them together.
Carter, who was resistant to labels like “science fiction” and “post-apocalyptic,” maintained that The After will have “a good mix” of drama “from the group dynamic and from the supernatural, if you will. I’ve always resisted the science fiction label but there’s a significant number of science fiction in this.”
When asked about the likelihood of members of the core group, which stars French actress Louise Monot (her character was modeled after Melanie Laurent), Sharon Lawrence, Aldis Hodge, Adrian Pasdar, Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Kennedy, Andrew Howard, Jaina Lee Ortiz and Sam Littlefield, getting killed off over the course of the series, Carter remained mum. But Hodge joked: “All I know is I better not die first!”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
More Photos from the TCAs are in the gallery.