Instant Family (2018)

Instant Family (2018)

Director: Sean Anders Writer(s): Sean Anders, John Morris Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz, Julianna Gamiz, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Tom Segura, Allyn Rachel, Britt Rentschler, Jody Thompson, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty,...
Luce (2018)

Luce (2018)

Director: Julius Onah Writer(s): J.C. Lee (play, screenplay), Julius Onah (screenplay) Starring: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Andrea Bang, Faith Logan, Astro, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Amanda Troya, Alex Perez, Ian Unterman, Christopher...
Ma (2019)

Ma (2019)

Director: Tate Taylor Writer(s): Scotty Landes Starring: Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Missi Pyle, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, McKaley Miller, Dominic Burgess, Corey Fogelmanis, Diana Silvers, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Dante Brown, Victor Turpin, Gianni Paolo, Creek...
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (2020)

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (2020)

Director: Stephen Gaghan Writer(s): Stephen Gaghan (script, screenplay), Hugh Lofting (character), Thomas Shepherd (script) Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Marion Cotillard, Selena Gomez, Antonio Banderas, John Cena,...
The Rhinelander Affair (2019)

The Rhinelander Affair (2019)

Director: Unknown Writer(s): William Kinsolving (novel) Starring: Unknown Synopsis: The real life story of the 1925 divorce trial of Leonard Rhinelander, an upper-class man from New Rochelle, New York and Alice Jones Rhinelander, a working-class woman with...
Ascendant (2018)

Ascendant (2018)

Director: Lee Toland Krieger Writer(s): Veronica Roth Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Jeff Daniels, Nadia Hilker, Jonny Weston, Deaven Brooks Synopsis: Tris and Four fight to end the Bureau of Genetic Welfare’s authoritarian...
A Kid Like Jake (2018)

A Kid Like Jake (2018)

Director: Silas Howard Writer(s): Daniel Pearle tarring: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd, Amy Landecker, Leo James Davis, Julia Chan, Lee Aaron Rosen, Kelly Deadmon, Olivia Bond, Rhys Bhatia, Aneesh Sheth, Cindy Cheung, Eve...
Shadow and Act 2018 Oscar Predictions

Shadow and Act 2018 Oscar Predictions

Tambay Obenson | Shadow and Act The list continues to get shorter, as new information is revealed, and we are now at the end of the journey with this being the final list, less than a month (Tuesday, January 23, 2018) before the Academy announces the nominees for the...
Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Sundance 2018 lineup filled with highly-anticipated, diverse films

Trey Mangum | Shadow and Act Sundance Institute announced the feature films that will be screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Salt Lake City at at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18–28. For the 2018 Festival, 110 feature-length films...
The Shape of Water (2017)

The Shape of Water (2017)

Director: Guillermo del Toro Writer(s): Daniel Kraus, Guillermo del Toro Starring: Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Doug Jones, Brandon McKnight, Deney Forrest Synopsis: It’s a 1963 drama—it’s not a sci-fi [film], it’s not a genre film, but I am a...
Gifted (2017)

Gifted (2017)

Director: Marc Webb Writer(s): Tom Flynn Starring: Jenny Slate, Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Octavia Spencer, Glenn Plummer, Candace B. Harris, Maia Moss-Fife, Teresa L. Graves, Gordon Danniels, Maiya Boyd, Julian Brittano, Tommy Brown, Marquice Cannady, Eva Coleman,...
Small Town Crime (2017)

Small Town Crime (2017)

Director: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms Writer(s): Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms Starring: John Hawkes, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster, Anthony Anderson, Daniel Sunjata, Yolanda Wood, K. Danor Gerald, Demetrius Daniels Unknown: Mike Lee, Earl Burnett, Steve Anderson Synopsis: An...
The Shack (2017)

The Shack (2017)

Director: Stuart Hazeldine Writer(s): John Fusco, William Paul Young Starring: Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, Octavia Spencer, Ryan Robbins, Abie Ekenezar Synopsis: After the abduction and assumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillip’s youngest daughter, Missy,...
89th Annual Oscar Nominations Announced *Update*

89th Annual Oscar Nominations Announced *Update*

from Variety.com Event: 89th Annual Oscar Awards Date: February 26, 2017 Location: Hollywood, California Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard,...
Conversations: Octavia Spencer

Conversations: Octavia Spencer

Career retrospective with current SAG Award Nominee Octavia Spencer. Moderated by Jenelle Riley, Variety. Octavia Spencer currently stars in Hidden Figures. Additional film credits include: Fruitvale Station, Paradise, Smashed, Seven Pounds, Coach Carter, Bad Santa,...
SXSW Film Festival 2017

SXSW Film Festival 2017

Date: March 10–19, 2017 Location: Austin, TX Description: For nine days in March, creatives of all stripes gather for the acclaimed SXSW Film Program to celebrate raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera. Now in its 24th year, the 2017...
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...
48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees were announced for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are in. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2017 at a ceremony airing live on TV One. Anthony Anderson will return as host. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Beyoncé Knowles Viola Davis Regina King Dwayne “The Rock”...
Actors on Actors: Dev Patel & Octavia Spencer

Actors on Actors: Dev Patel & Octavia Spencer

Dev Patel and Octavia Spencer chatted during a taping of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” on a wide range of topics. For more, tune in when the fifth season of the series, presented by The Venetian Las Vegas, debuts on PBS SoCal on January 3,...
Bad Santa 2 (2016)

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

 Director: Mark Waters Writer(s): Johnny Rosenthal, Shauna Cross Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks, Brett Kelly, Ryan Hansen, Jenny Zigrino, Jeff Skowron, Cristina Rosato, Mike Starr, Octavia Spencer, Ranee Lee, Selah Victor,...
Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

from Variety Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees, such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson,...
Allegiant (2016)

Allegiant (2016)

Director: Robert Schwentke Writer(s): Veronica Roth (novel); Noah Oppenheim, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage and Stephen Chbosky (screenplay) Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Jeff Daniels, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Keiynan...
Zootopia (2016)

Zootopia (2016)

Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore Writer(s): Jared Bush, Phil Johnston Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Alan Tudyk, Katie Lowes, Idris Elba, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Octavia Spencer, Yasiin Bey Synopsis: In the animal city of Zootopia, a...
Spencer to Play Opposite Henson in ‘Hidden Figures’

Spencer to Play Opposite Henson in ‘Hidden Figures’

Justin Kroll | Variety Octavia Spencer is on board to co-star opposite Taraji P. Henson in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures.” The studio has been developing the adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly’s book “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win...
Insurgent (2015)

Insurgent (2015)

Director: Robert Schwentke Writer(s): Veronica Roth (based on the novel by), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Brian Duffield (screenplay) Starring: Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Cynthia Barrett, Justice...
Octavia Spencer to Play God

Octavia Spencer to Play God

Justin Kroll | Variety.com Octavia Spencer is in final negotiations to play God in Lionsgate’s adaptation of the bestselling novel “The Shack.” Stuart Hazeldine is directing the pic, with Gil Netter producing through Netter Productions along with Brad Cummings....
Black or White (2015)

Black or White (2015)

Director: Mike Binder Writer(s): Mike Binder Starring: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr, Mpho Koaho, Anthony Mackie, André Holland, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle, Paula Newsome, Indigo, Bertha Bindewald, Joe Chrest, Ireyon Johnson, Janeline...
Get on Up (2014)

Get on Up (2014)

Director: Tate Taylor Writer(s): Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Steven Baigelman Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Craig Robinson, Jill Scott, Octavia Spencer, Josh Hopkins, Brandon Mychal Smith,...
Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer (2013)

Director: Joon-ho Bong Writer(s): Joon-ho Bong (screenplay & screen story), Kelly Masterson (screenplay); based on Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette Starring: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Kang-ho Song, Ed...
Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Director: Ryan Coogler Writer(s): Ryan Coogler Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Ahna O’Reilly, Ariana Neal, Keenan Coogler, Trestin George, Joey Oglesby, Michael James, Marjorie Crump-Shears, Destiny...
The Help (2011)

The Help (2011)

Director: Tate Taylor Writer(s): Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cicely Tyson, Aunjanue Ellis, Roslyn Ruff, Tarra Riggs, Carol Lee, Carol Sutton, Millicent Bolton, Florence Roach, Nelsan Ellis,...
Seven Pounds (2008)

Seven Pounds (2008)

Director: Gabriele Muccino Writer(s): Grant Nieporte Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper, Elpidia Carrillo, Robinne Lee, Joe Nunez, Bill Smitrovich, Tim Kelleher, Gina Hecht, Andy Milder, Judyann Elder, Sarah Jane Morris,...
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Director: John Pasquin Writer(s): Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford Starring: Sandra Bullock, Regina King, William Shatner, Enrique Murciano, Ernie Hudson, Octavia Spencer, Affion Crockett, Wendall Jackson, Boy Thomas, Tomasina Parrott, Nate Bynum, Pierre D. Chambers, DaJuan...
Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)

Director: Randall Miller Writer(s): Randall Miller Starring: Robert Carlyle, Marisa Tomei, Mary Steenburgen, John Goodman, Ernie Hudson, Octavia Spencer, Nadia Lewis, Destiny Edmond, Lyfe, Sonia Braga Synopsis: A widowed man’s life turns upside down when he...
A Time to Kill (1996)

A Time to Kill (1996)

Director: Joel Schumacher Writer(s): John Grisham, Akiva Goldsman Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Charles S. Dutton, Tonea Stewart, Rae’Ven Kelly, Darrin Mitchell, LaConte McGrew, Devin Lloyd, Joe Seneca, Thomas Merdis,...