That’s not some Googled up picture of Wesley Snipes in an easier, happier moment of a free working man. It was snapped yesterday at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Wesley Snipes was on hand for a screening and promotional duties related to his starring role in the upcoming movie, Brooklyn’s Finest. A cops and crooks story directed by Antonie Fuqua - think, Denzel in Training Day or cycle back to August, I wrote something on it then.
Ethan Hawke reprises a cop role, along with Richard Gere. Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes are.. well, you can guess.
The movie is set for a limited release in the US on November 27. Those lucky enough to have sneak previewed it have raved and thumbed up like the Fonz.more..
Don Cheadle gets the lead interview in this month’s Giant magazine. Among other things, he talks about his starring role in Traitor. The movie poster would have you believe Don Cheadle slipped on a Bourne Identity jacket: living on the run, packing incredible ass-kicking powers.
The trailer shows ‘the truth is complicated’ << he’s an undercover CIA agent.more..
Wesley Snipes is free to roam [the globe] as he appeals his tax evasion conviction. In the meantime he owes the government $200k to cover their legal costs. What better way to get the money up then to hit a movie set?
Wesley Snipes was cast as a drug dealer in Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest. He joins Don Cheadle, Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke, who play cops in the movie that’s short-described as Crash meets Training Day.
The movie is being shot on location in Brooklyn, NY.more..
Last night Don Cheadle was on The Jay Leno Show to promote “Talk To Me.” That picture is from a David Letterman appearance. With all the major interviews the studio seems to be stuck on a Dreamgirls drag it out release schedule, the movie doesn’t go wide until next week.
In any case, Don Cheadle really didn’t mention anything I didn’t write in the Petey Green blurb. I mean all the way down to the “How To Eat Watermelon” video. Haha.
Jay Leno made a dead-on observation, comparing Petey Greene’s choice to elevate his career to Dave Chappelle’s. It’s a moment in the movie, not the whole flik, but when it happens you can picture Dave yelling at the movie screen, “That’s what I was talking about!”
Here’s Don Cheadle..
Don Cheadle’s latest movie “Talk To Me” was released in select cities last week - had to give that Harry Potter kid the lane. The nationwide release is this Friday. Don Cheadle takes on the life of Ralph “Petey” Greene, a guy who scammed his way out of prison and went on to become a popular Washington DC TV and radio personality.
I kinda put a tag on him with that scammed thing, but it’s what he did. Petey Greene dropped out of high school in the 11th grade, enlisted in the Army, and found himself on a plane headed to the battlefield of the Korean War. He was discharged in 1953 for drug abuse. In 1960 he was arrested for robbing a grocery store, which earned him a ten year bid. In prison he found his ‘calling’ when his gift of gab got him a spot as the DJ for the prison’s radio station. Not a DJ in the sense of mixtapes and spinning records, more so as a personality, mixing talk in with the music.
Petey Greene’s thing was to keep it real at all times. Nothing but the way things are and should be.
Five years into his sentence he talked another inmate into standing on top of a water tower. The guy screamed that he would commit suicide, prison officials didn’t know what to do. Petey Green came out and talked him down, that heroic act, and not shanking, raping or causing havoc within the prison walls, got him a big “Get Out of Jail Early” card from the parole board.more..