60+ Black Biopics Still In Limbo

60+ Black Biopics Still In Limbo

from Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson Updating this list as I do once a year (I forgot to do it last year; so there was a lot to research and catch up on) to keep you all up-to-date on where each project stands going into the new year, including 18 new additions… There...
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,...
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 (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 Joe Louis Story (1953)

The Joe Louis Story (1953)

Director: Robert Gordon Writer(s): Robert Sylvester (original screenplay) Starring: Coley Wallace, Paul Stewart, Hilda Simms, James Edwards, John Marley, Dots Johnson, Evelyn Ellis, Carl ‘Rocky’ Latimer, John Marriott, Ike Jones, P. Jay Sidney, Royal Beal, Herbert...
The Negro Soldier (1944)

The Negro Soldier (1944)

Director: Capt. Stuart Heisler Writer: Carlton Moss Starring: Gertrude Elise Ayer (principal), Richmond Barthé (sculptor), Erich Borchmeyer (German Olympian), William Broadus (Jim), Clarence Brooks (Chaplain), Dean Dixon (conductor), Lt. Norman Ford (Robert Bronson),...
Spirit of Youth (1938)

Spirit of Youth (1938)

Director: Harry L. Fraser Writer(s): Arthur Hoerl Starring: Joe Louis, Clarence Muse, Edna Mae Harris, Mae Turner, Cleo Desmond, Mantan Moreland, Jewel Smith, Tom Southern, Jess Lee Brooks, Marguerite Whitten, Clarence Brooks, The Plantation Choir, The Creole Chorus,...

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