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Amandla Stenberg Is Headed to a Galaxy Far, Far Away For New Star Wars Series "The Acolyte"

Amandla Stenberg will star in Disney+'s upcoming "Star Wars" series "The Acolyte." The actor announced the news on their Instagram on July 22. They shared photos of themself with R2-D2 and Darth Vader, and in the pictures, they're wearing a Darth Maul shirt. Stenberg wrote in the caption, "Next stop: a galaxy far, far away . . . I am so excited to finally announce I'm joining Star Wars: #TheAcolyte ! Honored is an understatement. May the Force be with you 🖤."
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Amandla Stenberg lands lead in 'Star Wars' series 'Acolyte'

July 23 (UPI) -- Disney has confirmed that The Hate U Give and The Hunger Games alum Amandla Stenberg will star in its new Star Wars series, The Acolyte. The live-action, sci-fi drama will take place a century before the events of Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace, when the Jedi heroes were at their strongest and the Sith villains were believed to have been eradicated from the galaxy.
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Amandla Stenberg may head to the dark side in Star Wars’ Acolyte series

New details about The Acolyte, an upcoming Disney Plus Star Wars series set during the last days of the High Republic Era, were few and far between during this year’s Star Wars Celebration event. The surprises, it seems, were being kept for the week of San Diego Comic-Con. In...
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Tarana Burke, Amandla Stenberg, and More Join Together for a Surprisingly Hopeful Summit About Gender Equity

I’m burnt out. I know this is not an original or even particularly illustrative statement to make in 2022, but it is the truth. The news is bleak and often unwieldy. In the U.S., reproductive rights are crumbling, the LGBTQ+ community is being attacked in state legislatures across the country, a new wave of COVID is upon us, all while a devastating war plays out in Ukraine and climate change looms heavy, tucking itself into every corner available. It’s not a time that is particularly rife with hope—which is why I was so surprised to find it in an auditorium at Barnard College this Tuesday.
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‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Trailer Unveils A24 Slasher Movie With Amandla Stenberg, Pete Davidson

Click here to read the full article. A24 has released the first trailer for “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” a new slasher film starring Amandla Stenberg and “Borat 2” breakout Maria Bakalova. Directed by Dutch filmmaker Halina Reijn, “Bodies Bodies Bodies” stars Stenberg as Sophie, a young woman recently out of rehab who hosts a house party and invites her new girlfriend Bee (Bakalova) to meet her extended group of friends. The already tense party takes a turn for the horrifying when the guests play a murder-in-the-dark game that ends with a real-life murder, forcing Sophie, Bee and their friends to investigate who’s...
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A24 Shares Trailer for ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Starring Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, and More

Halina Reijn’s Bodies Bodies Bodies, which was met with glowing reviews following its SXSW premiere in March, got the trailer treatment on Tuesday. The upcoming A24 film, featuring a screenplay by Sarah DeLappe and based on a story by Kristen Roupenian, focuses on a group of well-to-do friends who gather at a remote mansion for a party. As the newly released trailer makes clear, however, the proceedings quickly take a decidedly grim turn.
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