ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

André Holland

Alessandro Nivola To Co-Star With André Holland in The Apple Original Limited Series ‘The Big Cigar’

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Alessandro Nivola is set to co-star alongside André  Holland in Apple TV+’s The Big Cigar, a six-episode limited series that will chronicle the story of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton’s escape to Cuba. The series will be showrun and executive produced by NAACP Image Award winner Janine Sherman Barrois, with Holland starring as Newton and Don Cheadle on board to direct and executive produce the first two episodes. The growing ensemble cast also includes Tiffany Boone. 2022 Apple TV+ Pilots & Series Orders With the first episode written and executive produced by Jim Hecht and based...
NFL

Tiffany Boone To Star Alongside André Holland In The Don Cheadle-Directed Huey P. Newton Series, ‘The Big Cigar’

Tiffany Boone is ready for her close-up! According to Variety, Boone has secured the role of Gwen Fontaine in the upcoming series, The Big Cigar. Boone’s character, Gwen Fontaine, is the girlfriend of the lead figure, Huey P. Newton, played by André Holland. Together, they will help Apple the story of the Black Panther Party leader through the lens of a specific Playboy Magazine article called “The Big Cigar.” As the article explains it, Newton entrusted Hollywood producer Bert Schneider to help him secure asylum in Cuba to avoid a nationwide manhunt.
MOVIES
Picture for Tiffany Boone To Star Alongside André Holland In The Don Cheadle-Directed Huey P. Newton Series, ‘The Big Cigar’
RELATED CHANNELS

Tiffany Boone Joins Andre Holland In Apple’s Huey P. Newton Limited Series

Click here to read the full article. Tiffany Boone (Hunters) is set to star alongside Andre Holland in The Big Cigar, the Apple TV+’s limited series that chronicles the story of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton’s escape to Cuba, from Claws showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois, Don Cheadle, Joshuah Bearman and Warner Bros. TV. Written and executive produced by Jim Hecht (Winning Time) based on the eponymous Playboy magazine article by Bearman, the six-episode series tells the extraordinary, hilarious, almost-too-good-to-be-true story of how Newton relied on his best friend, Bert Schneider, the Hollywood producer behind Easy Rider, to elude a nationwide...
NFL

Apple Orders Huey P. Newton Limited Series With André Holland in Talks to Star, Don Cheadle to Direct

Click here to read the full article. Apple has ordered the limited series “The Big Cigar” about Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton, Variety has learned. The six-episode series hails from Warner Bros. Television, with André Holland in talks to star as Newton. Jim Hecht, who recently created “Winning Time” at HBO, serves as writer and executive producer. Janine Sherman Barrois, the showrunner for shows like “Claws” and “Self Made” and the creator and showrunner of “The Kings of Napa” at OWN, will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Don Cheadle is onboard to direct and executive produce the first two episodes. Based...
MOVIES

André Holland is set to play Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton on Apple TV+'s The Big Cigar

Limited series The Big Cigar will tell the story of how Newton was able to elude a nationwide manhunt and escape to Cuba while being pursued into exile by the FBI. Holland is in talks to play Newton. The Big Cigar is based on a 2012 Playboy magazine article of the same name by Joshuah Bearman, who will also serve as executive producer. The Big Cigar was previously in the works as a movie. The limited series "tells how Newton escaped to Cuba to avoid prosecution for murder with the help of Bert Schneider, the Hollywood producer behind Easy Rider, as well as a few other celebrity radicals," per Deadline. Former Claws showrunner and The King of Napa creator Janine Sherman Barrois will serve as showrunner. Winning Time co-creator Jim Hecht is on board as writer and executive producer. And Don Cheadle will serve as executive producer and director of the first two episodes.
TV SERIES
RELATED PEOPLE

Andre Holland To Lead Apple TV+ Historical Black Panther Drama Series, The Big Cigar

"The Knick" and "Castle Rock" star Andre Holland is circling "The Big Cigar," an upcoming Apple TV+ miniseries about Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton and his flight from the FBI to Cuba in the 1970s. Don Cheadle will direct the first two episodes of the six-episode series, which is set to be adapted from a Playboy magazine article. Cheadle previously directed and starred in the 2015 Miles Davis biopic, "Miles Ahead."
MOVIES