Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Taking Pride after 'Moan'
The Hustle & Flow duo of actor Terrence Howard and director Craig Brewer will reunite to film a biopic of Charley Pride, the first (and, some would claim, only) African-American country music superstar. It's obviously a dream project for Brewer, who spoke enthusiastically about its possibilities when I conducted a Q&A with him and producer Stephanie Allain last spring before a capacity crowd at the Nashville Film Festival. And speaking of possibilities: It's positively titillating to consider what might be waiting for us in Brewer's next film, the steamy Black Snake Moan.
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That poster has a really great old trash-magazine vibe -- it could have come straight off the cover of a 1967 edition of "True Romance" with some lurid headline like "I was a Slave of Love!"
I think the BSDM crowd is a lock (pun definitely intended).
Seriously, I am looking forward to anything and everything Craig Brewer puts his hand to.
Beck, Bogart & Appice, cf. Black Cat Moan ... scorsese is on conan o'brien tonight
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