‘David Makes Man’ explores the power of a teen’s imagination
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Michael B. Jordan first met with "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the two surprisingly discovered through an emotional conversation that both had more in...
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Fall Preview: Barry Jenkins on adapting James Baldwin
NEW YORK (AP) — On one fateful European trip in 2013, Barry Jenkins wrote two scripts: "Moonlight," from Tarell Alvin McCraney's play, and "If Beale Street Could Talk," from James Baldwin's novel. "Moonlight" came together over just 10 days in Brussels. "If Beale Street Could Talk" was written over six weeks in Berlin.
Oprah Winfrey Network recently announced a new one-hour drama series from Tarell Alvin McCraney, co-writer and executive producer of the Academy Award-winning “Moonlight.”
This marks the first television series for McCraney, who will create, write and executive produce the new coming-of-age-drama, from Warner Horizon Scripted Television. It has Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy serving as executive producers alongside Michael B. Jordan.
NEW YORK (AP) — Writer-director Barry Jenkins' feature-film follow-up to his Oscar-winning "Moonlight" will be an adaptation of James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk."
Annapurna Pictures announced Monday that Jenkins will start shooting the film in October.
Jenkins said adapting Baldwin's 1974 novel about love and injustice in 1970s Harlem is "a dream I've long held dear." He penned the screenplay in the same 2013 summer during which he wrote "Moonlight" from Tarell Alvin McCraney's play.