Adaptations of 3 Tavis Smiley Books in Development

Adaptations of 3 Tavis Smiley Books in Development

from Shadow & Act | Tambay Obenson Tavis Smiley continues to make a push into scripted content (film and TV), teaming up with J.J. Abrams (a second time) to produce an event series on the final months of Michael Jackson’s life. It will be an adaptation of Smiley’s...
Hidden Figures (2016)

Hidden Figures (2016)

Director: Theodore Melfi Writer(s): Allison Schroeder, Margot Lee Shetterly Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell, Kimberly Quinn, Olek Krupa, Kurt Krause, Ken...
I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Director: Raoul Peck Writer(s): Raoul Peck, James Baldwin Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, Robert F. Kennedy, Harry Belafonte, Paul Weiss, Dick Cavett, H. Rap Brown, Bob Dylan, Leander Perez, Sidney Poitier,...
Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis (2015)

Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis (2015)

Director: Kathleen Dowdey Writer(s): Kathleen Dowdey Starring: John Lewis, Amory Houghton, Rachelle Horowitz, Emanuel Cleaver, Barack Obama, John Larson, Bernard Lafayette, Juanita Abernathy, Michael Collins, Lola Felton, Ethel Tyner, Sam Lewis, Andrew Young, Bill...
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Director: Liz Garbus Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman, George Wein, Stanley Crouch, Andrew Stroud, Dick Gregory, Ilyasah Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Gerrit De Bruin, Eleanor Belinfanti, Gregory Marlow, Elisabeth Henry-Macari, James...
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2013)

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2013)

Director: Pratibha Parmar Writer(s): Pratibha Parmar Starring: Robert L. Allen, Tony Brown, Angela Davis, Jennifer DeVere Brody, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Jewelle Gomez, Peter Guber, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Quincy Jones, Martin Luther King,...
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

Director: Alex Gibney Writer(s): Alex Gibney Starring: James Brown, Christian McBride, Bobby Byrd, Greg Tate, Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, Mick Jagger, John Starks, Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor, Al Sharpton, Martha High, Little Richard, Melvin Parker, Alan Leeds, Clyde...
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

Director: Rob Kuhns Writer(s): N/A Starring: George A. Romero, Fred Rogers, Mark Harris, Rob Kuhns, Bill Hinzman, Elvis Mitchell, Christopher Cruz, H. Rap Brown, Gale Anne Hurd, Michael Kimber, Clara Tirado, Harry Belafonte, Martin Luther King Jr, Sidney Poitier,...
The Butler (2013)

The Butler (2013)

Director: Lee Daniels Writer(s): Danny Strong, Wil Haygood Starring: Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Aml Ameen, Clarence Williams III, John P. Fertitta, Jim Gleason, Oprah Winfrey, Isaac...
The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)

The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)

Director: Bill Siegel Writer(s): N/A Starring: Eamonn Andrews, Muhammad Ali, David Susskind, George W. Bush, Louis Farrakhan, Rahman Ali, Gordon B. Davidson, Bill Faversham, W.L. Lyons Brown, Alberta Jones, Abdul Rahman, Salim Muwakkil, Malcolm X, Abdul Bey Muhammad,...
Precious (2009)

Precious (2009)

Director: Lee Daniels Writer(s): Geoffrey Fletcher (screenplay), Sapphire (novel) Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Aunt...
Talk to Me (2007)

Talk to Me (2007)

Director: Kasi Lemmons Writer(s): Michael Genet, Rick Famuyiwa Starring: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee, Mike Epps, Peter MacNeill, Adam Gaudreau, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Sheen, J. Miles Dale, Sean MacMahon, Richard Chevolleau,...
Undercover Brother (2002)

Undercover Brother (2002)

Director: Malcolm D. Lee Writer(s): John Ridley, Michael McCullers Starring: Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Dave Chappelle, Chi McBride, Neil Patrick Harris, Gary Anthony Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Noseworthy, Robert Trumbull,...
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

 Director: Craig Laurence Rice Writer(s): Lou Potter Starring: Avery Brooks, Flavio da Silva, Nelson George, Coretta Scott King, Roger E. Mosley, Ron O’Neal, Gordon Parks Jr., Gordon Parks, Toni Parks-Parsons, Russell Simmons, Alfre Woodard, Malcolm X, Kyle...
4 Little Girls (1997)

4 Little Girls (1997)

 Director: Spike Lee Writer(s): N/A Starring: Maxine McNair, Chris McNair, Helen Pegues, Queen Nunn, Arthur Hanes Jr., Howell Raines, Harold McNair, Carole C. Smitherman, Wamo Reed Robertson, Dianne Braddock, Carolyn Lee Brown, Alpha Robertson, Wyatt Tee Walker, Fred...
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

Director: Rob Reiner Writer(s): Lewis Colick Starring: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Virginia Madsen, Whoopi Goldberg, Susanna Thompson, Craig T. Nelson, Lucas Black, Joseph Tello, Alexa PenaVega, William H. Macy, Ben Bennett, Darrell Evers, Yolanda King, Jerry Levine,...
Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)

Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)

Director: Orlando Bagwell Writer(s): Orlando Bagwell, Steve Bagwell, Steve Fayer Starring: Malcolm X, Alfre Woodard, Sharon 10X, Benjamin 2X, Mohmaed Al-Faysal, Maya Angelou, John Henrik Clarke, Ossie Davis, Alex Haley, Yuri Kochiyama, Wallace D. Muhammad, Gordon...
Malcolm X (1992)

Malcolm X (1992)

Director: Spike Lee Writer(s): Alex Haley and Malcolm X (book), Arnold Perl and Spike Lee (screenplay) Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee, Theresa Randle, Kate Vernon, Lonette McKee, Tommy Hollis, James...
The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973)

The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973)

Director: Joseph Sargent Writer(s): Abby Mann, Selwyn Raab (book) Starring: Telly Savalas, Marjoe Gortner, José Ferrer, Ned Beatty, Allen Garfield, Lorraine Gary, Roger Robinson, Harriet Karr, Gene Woodbury, William Watson, Val Bisoglio, Antonia Rey, Chita Rivera,...
Integration Report 1 (1960)

Integration Report 1 (1960)

 Director: Madeline Anderson Writer(s): N/A Starring: Robert Williams, Thomas R. Jones, A.J. Whittenberg, Charles Diggs, Tom Mboya, Martin Luther King Jr, Bayard Rustin, James Farmer, Jackie Robinson, Loften Mitchell (narration), Robert Graham Brown (narrator), Maya...