NEW YORK — Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, creators of "A.D. The Bible Continues," have not shied away from pointing out that their new series includes an "accomplished cast hailing from more than 10 different nations." But that is because the couple has also acknowledged that they "could have done a better job in hiring a diverse cast" for their 2013 ratings blockbuster, "The Bible."
Although "The Bible" series "made strides ... we needed to see more of the diversity of the church," Barbara Williams-Skinner said during a diversity chat on Twitter last week. "For too long religious programming has neither reflected the look of biblical times (nor) the diversity of the church today."
"We made this point to Mark and Roma after ("The Bible"), and quite frankly they listened. I'm glad for that," she added. more >>
Karen Gillan, who played Nebula in "Guardians of the Galaxy," has been confirmed to reprise her role as the mercenary pirate in the sequel.
"Guardians of the Galaxy 2" is due to start filming at the Pinewood Studios in Atlanta on February 2016, and audiences will see the return of Karen Gillan, who played Thanos' adopted daughter and loyal lieutenant, Nebula, in her evil and sadistic role as the blue-skinned villain.
The last audiences saw of the fierce female antagonist, Nebula escaped on a spaceship after the loss of an arm and a resounding defeat after a battle with Gamora (played by Zoe Saldana). more >>
Easter weekend usually promises audiences its fair share of plays and films centered around the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but TV One has decided to use the time to air a modern retelling of the biblical book of Job.
In TV One's Easter weekend premiere of the film To Hell And Back, God and Satan are having a conversation about the faith of a successful businessman named Joe Patterson. Much like the biblical book of Job, God gives Satan permission to inflict harm on Joe's family and possessions, which proves to be a test of his faith.
Joe, played by Ernie Hudson, is tested like never before when tragic events take place one after the other despite his humanitarian efforts and strong faith. Vanessa Bell Calloway, the veteran actress who plays Joe's wife Janine in "To Hell And Back," spoke to The Christian Post about the film that she believes many people will be able to relate to. more >>
"Pitch Perfect 2" is about to premiere in a few weeks and fans can't wait to see how the Barden Bellas will fare as they sing their hearts out for global domination. For the sequel, a new member will be joining the acapella team, and Hailee Steinfeld has recently opened up about being a Bella and how taking on the role has inspired her.
The Oscar nominee said that she was already a big fan of the first movie and that being in the sequel was almost too good to be true.
"Every reference they made, I knew what they were talking about because I'd seen the movie a million times," she told Flare. "There was this strange feeling that I was already a part of it." more >>
More supervillains are joining the "Suicide Squad" line-up. Three more actors will join the cast to play three more villains who will appear in the film.
According to The Wrap, "Lost" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is joining the cast to play Killer Croc in the upcoming DC movie. Killer Croc is an enemy of Batman and is considered a supervillain. He is known to have a massive physique and a reptilian appearance because of a medical condition called epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, which causes his crocodile-like appearance. Akinnuoye-Agbaje has not confirmed the report, neither has Warner Bros.
Raymond Olubowale, a boxer, was said to have been cast as King Shark, according to a report in Latino Review. He expressed his delight to join the cast. His exact role in the movie is unconfirmed however. King Shark in the comics is a humanoid shark. more >>
NEW YORK — Emmanuelle Chriqui, best known for playing Sloan in the hit HBO series "Entourage," and who stars as Herodian in the National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus" — that will re-broadcast on Fox News Friday and Sunday nights — reflects on the role she took on in portraying the woman who had a hand in the death of John the Baptist during an interview with The Christian Post.
"Ultimately, she's a bad guy. She didn't think she was a bad person. She thought that she was doing absolutely what she needed to do," Chriqui told CP last week before the film's New York City premiere.
Unlike her previous roles, being cast as Herodian meant that she was playing the part of royalty, which was a first for her. more >>