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Beals, Ali, and Hudson In Casting News From Deadline.com…

Actress Jennifer Beals at the GLAAD Awards in 2009

Actress Jennifer Beals at the GLAAD Awards in 2009

Looks like Jennifer Beals (The Bride, The Book of Eli, Flashdance) is set as the female lead in Taken, the NBC prequel to the Taken film franchise. Beals will co-star opposite Clive Standen in the role of Christina Hart the special deputy director of National Intelligence.

House Of Cards’ Mahershala Ali has joined the cast in director Ted Melfi’s Hidden Figures, the story of former NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. Ali’s role? Love interest of main character, Johnson, played by Taraji Henson.

Also confirmed is Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame (also set to appear in the “controversial” remake) as Sgt. Ed Conrad in the pilot for Fox detective show APB.

#POCtober: Snoop Dogg’s Bones (2001) & Hood of Horror (2006)

Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Khalil Kain, Clifton Powell, Bianca Lawson & Michael T Weiss

Billy Dee Williams, Method Man, Ernie Hudson, Danny Trejo, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Pooch Hall, Aries Spears, Tayshaun Prince, Noel Gugliemi, Daniella Alonso

Snoop Dogg waxes so eloquent about the iconic Blaxploitation cinema he grew up on that its easy to see how his ventures into acting have crossed into an updated version of that genre’s horror subset. I feel like eventually there needs to be a third title created to round out these two unrelated forays. Snoop’s ability to generate onscreen charisma with just the right amount of irony or straight menace translates beautifully into supernatural showmanship.

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