‘Harriet’ Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons Bringing WWII Female Soldiers Novel ‘The Shadow King’ To Big Screen With Atlas Entertainment

Kasi Lemmons will adapt and direct Maaza Mengiste’s historical fiction novel The Shadow King about the Ethiopian women soldiers, left out of the historical record, who went to battle against Mussolini’s invading army in 1935 Ethiopia. Atlas Entertainment is producing. The novel follows, Aster, the wife of a commander in Haile Selassie’s overwhelmed army, and her household servant Hirut, who […]

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Without Live Sports, Fans Tuning in More News and Reruns of Old Games

Move Over, Mickey: Netflix Hits All-Time Stock High, Is Now Worth (Slightly) More Than Disney “The Pride of the Yankees” (1942) This beautifully dramatized moment of sports history, as wonderfully monologued by Gary Cooper, helped to immortalize the already infamous “Luckiest man” speech by Lou Gehrig.   “Rocky” (1976) In the ultimate underdog story, newcomer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets a […]

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