Biopic

Jeni Rivera. Middle-aged Latinx woman with blond hair.

Jenni Rivera Biopic In the Works

The world-famous Banda singer will be celebrated via a film penned by the screenwriter who created “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”

Fred Hampton. Black-and-white photograph of Black man in black hat and jacket in front of white flag with black text and black and white building.

Ryan Coogler to Produce Fred Hampton Biopic

Daniel Kaluuya is in talks to play the Black Panther Party leader.

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Chinonye Chukwu to Direct Elaine Brown Biopic, 'A Taste of Power'

The former Black Panther Party leader will executive produce the adaptation of her autobiography.

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Julie Dash to Helm Angela Davis Biopic

The announcement coincides with the racial justice activists 75th birthday.

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Rosa Parks Biopic Focuses on Movement Defining Direct Action

“Rosa” draws from biography “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.”

Harriet Tubman, Cynthia Erivo. Two Black women. One in black in white, wearing a dark-colored dress with a white collar. The other in color wearing a gauzy peach shirt over a multicolored dress

Cynthia Erivo to Play Harriet Tubman in New Biopic

Kasi Lemmons will direct the film, which follows the life and work of the legendary abolitionist.

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Fox Searchlight Greenlights Alvin Ailey Biopic

Alicia Keys will co-produce a film about the pioneering choreographer and dancer.

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Gabrielle Union Understands Why You Might Skip 'The Birth of a Nation'

Union, who is featured in the movie, says she sympathizes with those who opted not to see it in reaction to director Nate Parker’s 1999 rape case and his handling of the fallout.

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Lifetime Biopic on Michel'le to Premiere in October

“Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Me” promises to tell the Death Row Records heads’ story from the perspective of the woman who famously married Knight and accused Dre of abusing her while they were together.

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Authorized Angela Davis Biopic in The Works

Davis will team up with “Fruitvale Station” and “Dope” producer Nina Yang Bongiovi to bring the still-untitled project—based on her autobiography—to the big screen.

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Zoe Saldana on 'Nina' Biopic: 'We F--king Won'

The actress claps back at critics who felt she was the wrong actress to portray Nina Simone.

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Celebrate Tupac's Birthday With This 'All Eyez on Me' Trailer

The MC would have turned 45 today.

Zoe Saldana Shares Why She Agreed to Nina Simone Biopic

The much-criticized actress also spilled what she learned from making the film.

Jesse Williams to Produce and Star in Harry Belafonte Biopic

The activist and actor also has two documentaries in the works.

Watch Don Cheadle Break Down This 'Miles Ahead' Scene

“Miles Ahead” hits select theaters across the country today. Cheadle sat down with The New York Times for an insider’s look at a key scene.

Is Sam Cooke's Family on Board for His Upcoming Biopic?

One of the late soul singer’s nephews says he’s involved with “Sam Cooke: The Truth.” But Cooke’s brother—and the company that owns most of his music—says otherwise. 

READ: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why the Nina Simone Biopic Debate is More Than Skin Deep

“But there is something deeply shameful—and hurtful—in the fact that even today a young Nina Simone would have a hard time being cast in her own biopic. In this sense, the creation of ‘Nina’ is not a neutral act. It is part of the problem.”

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Poster, Release Date for Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Biopic

The disaster-plagued “Nina” will finally arrive in theaters on April 22. Will you watch?

WATCH The Stunning New Trailer for Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead'

Cheadle’s directorial debut arrives in theaters April 1. 

Chadwick Boseman to Portray Thurgood Marshall in New Biopic

“Marshall” focuses on one of the historic U.S. Supreme Court Justice’s earliest cases.