biopic

Lenny Kravitz is now out of an acting gig. Originally announced to be portraying Marvin Gaye in an upcoming biopic, the rock star has been replaced with accomplished actor Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order).

All “Freeway” Ricky Ross has ever wanted was for his story to be told. Thanks to Nick Cannon, it looks like that will soon become a reality. 

MC Lyte can’t keep a secret. While on the red carpet for the VIBE Impact Awards, the legendary MC took time to praise rapper Lil Mama, who she revealed will be portraying the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in an upcoming biopic on VH1.

Marvin Gaye was one the greatest and sincerely talented artists of his time, and ever. Rock singer Lenny Kravitz has been tabbed to star as the late singer in a biopic focused on the last years of his short life.

Just over 10 years after the release of their last album, TLC is ready to get back in the studio. The R&B duo, announced during an appearance at the Mobo Awards in the UK over the weekend that a new album, and biopic are in the works.

Actress Zoe Saldana has been tabbed to play Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic about the Jazz pianist and vocalist. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script is written by Cynthia Mort (The Brave One), who is also set to be the film’s director,  and has been in the works for a few years. Originally, Mary […]

The release date of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, is still up in the air, but director F. Gary Gray is moving forward with the casting process. Gray posted a flier via his Facebook page Tuesday (June 19) announcing that he is looking for actors to fill the role of N.W.A members. “I’m casting for my […]

If a President Obama biopic ever makes its way to the silver screen Will Smith is vying for the gig. The accomplished actor—currently promoting his Men In Black 3 due out this Friday (May 25)—notes himself as an  is an obvious choice for the role. “It’s about the ears, that’s the thing,” he told the […]

While Andre 3000’s hopes at playing Jimi Hendrix in a biopic are stuttering, Michael K. Williams’ s portrayal of the late Ol’ Diry Bastard in an officially sanctioned film called Dirty White Boy is moving smoothly. MTV News caught up with Williams (aka “Omar” from The Wire or “Chalky White” from Boardwalk Empire) to speak […]

The on-again, off-again rumors of suave part-time rapper and Gillette pitchman Andre 3000 playing iconic guitar god Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming film have been swirling about since 2011. It  has been reported with certainty that the southern mainstay will get to flex his acting chops once again by taking on the role of the […]

The N.W.A biopic is one step closer to becoming a reality. Acclaimed director F. Gary Gray is in final talks to bring the film, Straight Outta Compton, to life. According to Deadline, Gray will helm the New Line Cinema project which chronicles the kick-off of Eazy E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ […]

“Freeway” Ricky Ross has emerged in the news of late as a result of a high profile case against Miami rapper Rick Ross over the use of his namesake. Now, the reformed drug lord is said to be in talks with Hollywood stars to craft a biopic on his life. In an interview with The […]