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He may share one of the most famous names in pop culture, but Michael B. Jordan is well on his way to making a name for himself, thanks to critically acclaimed efforts like the Sundance Film Festival favorite "Fruitvale Station."
Hollywood's got a pretty checkered history when it comes to whitewashing minority movie roles, so this is definitely fair play.
For his upcoming reboot of "The Fantastic Four," director Josh Trank reportedly has his sights lasered in on his own "Chronicle" alum Michael B. Jordan for the role of Johnny "Human Torch" Storm, melanin deficiency issues in the cartoon version be darned. Get More »
If you're like us, you love the holiday season, but kinda wish you could spend it in Dillon, Texas, with the Taylor family.
Actually, this year, you almost can. Coach himself, Kyle Chandler, stars in "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty," while Mrs. Coach Connie Britton graces the big screen in "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas." As for the young-uns, you've probably already caught Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki) in theaters in "Red Dawn" and might want to make a date to see Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) in "In Our Nature" this month.
In fact, why wait to get a good look at them? We figured it was time to pay homage to the (incredibly attractive) cast of "Friday Night Lights" as they're about to see their names in lights for real. And, thus, we were inspired to create this gallery of the "Friday Night Lights" gang in movies, past, present and future. We urge you to click through with clear eyes and full hearts.
Over the last few months, Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan have both emerged as major movers in Hollywood, Spencer by winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in "The Help" and Jordan by headlining the surprise box office smash "Chronicle."
But while many stars would use this new clout to land a fat paycheck or role in a summer blockbuster, according to indieWire Spencer and Jordan have decided to take a different path, as the two have signed on to appear in the indie drama "Fruitvale" instead.
So what's "Fruitvale" about? Written by first-time director Ryan Coogler, "Fruitvale" tells the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Oakland man who was killed on New Year's Day in 2009. Get More »
February is Black History Month, and right now two African-American actors are Oscars front-runners (we're talking about you, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer). Plus, the talented and beautiful Adepero Oduye and Paula Patton were included in Vanity Fair's annual Young Hollywood issue -- which is usually all white.
In keeping with the props bestowed upon Hollywood's black performers this month, we present 13 black actors (and a bonus couple of pop stars transitioning to film) whose names you should memorize now, because we're predicting big things, juicy roles and long careers for all of them. Get More »
Remember that awesome kid on "The Wire?" Or maybe you remember him as Vince Howard on "Friday Night Lights?" He was also that sweet guy who dated Haddie on "Parenthood."
The movie takes a frighteningly realistic look at what would happen if a trio of high school boys from different ends of the social spectrum were suddenly masters of telekinesis. The trick to keeping the story "grounded in real life," Jordan tells NextMovie, was the level of collaboration director Josh Trank encouraged between him and the cast.
"We were constantly talking about what a high school boy would really do if he could move things with his mind," he explained, adding that the scene where his character, Steve, has a leaf blower move and lift girls' skirts was his idea.
All flashing moments aside, Jordan's soulfulness throughout years of television is just as evident in his latest film and, no doubt, will continue through many projects to come. Get More »
After 10 days and nearly 350,000 votes, we can finally declare a winner of our TV Stars We Wanna See Become Movie Stars poll.
You really want to see "Supernatural" star Jared Padalecki become the next big thing to hit the silver screen. Really, alot. Which is especially cool since we landed an interview with the big winner so he could thank each and every one of you.
Padalecki, who has played demon hunter Sam Winchester on the hit CW series for the past six years, edged out second place finisher Yvonne Strahovski (super-spy Sarah Walker on NBC's "Chuck") for the title. The two combined to dominate the voting, between them earning over 91-percent of all votes cast. Get More »
In recent years, movie stars have begun migrating to television, taking over shows like "Damages" (Glenn Close), "Nikita" (Shane West and Maggie Q) and "CSI" (Lawrence Fishburne). Which is cool, but their absence means there's a gap in the movie world that someone needs to fill.
Well, turnabout is fair play.
Here's the deal: we've come up with a list of the 10 up-and-coming young television actors that we'd love to see become movie superstars. Your job is to review their qualifications and let us know via our amazing internet polling capabilities which of them you most want to see on the big screen. Get More »