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Boston's Mark Wahlberg stars in the Antoine Fuqua-directed sci-fi thriller 'Infinite'

With a sharp sword and a dim brain, Mark Wahlberg ventures into the sphere of a dumbed-down Christopher Nolan flick by putting his buff 50-year-old body through the ringer in the reincarnation piffle, “Infinite.” Finite is more like it, as the latest mediocre effort from director Antoine Fuqua has only one life to live, likely in late-night reruns at its new home on Paramount Plus. It is there where “Infinite” has landed after plans were (wisely) scrapped to open it in theaters before COVID-19 hit. Well, there you have the killer-pandemic’s one positive.
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The President: Antoine Fuqua Attached to Washington-Focused Pilot

The creators behind the series, Emancipation, are looking to bring a deeper look into George Washington's presidency on the small screen, especially when it comes to emancipation and the president's own slave ownership history. The series, set to be named The President, will be made up of 8 episodes, each an hour-long, and the pilot already has Antoine Fuqua directing- whose past directorial credits include The Resident and Shooter. The series is set to explore a bigger point over the presidency of George Washington. Outside of the setting of a democratic government and the initial foundation of how legislation and such would go forward in the United States, the founding father and first lady led a hypocritical life. In their Virginia plantation, they enslaved over 300 black people, with 8 joining Washington in his government office in New York.
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Mark Wahlberg and Director Antoine Fuqua Were Blindsided by News That ‘Infinite’ Would Debut on Paramount+

As Hollywood struggled to survive during the pandemic era, one tactic seems to have become commonplace: studios making big announcements about how and where films are going to debut. But the controversial aspect of that tactic is that those decision have frequently been made without giving enough of a heads-up to the directors and stars who are affected by those announcements.
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Mark Wahlberg's Antoine Fuqua-Directed Sci-Fi Flick INFINITE to Head Straight to Paramount+ Upon Release

Mark Wahlberg is headed our way, starring in the upcoming sci-fi flick Infinite that is being directed by Antoine Fuqua. The pic just got a straight to Paramount+ order, beefing up the draw of the new streamer. The film is described as “a high-octane sci-fi action film that delves into the concept of reincarnation through spectacular visuals and nuanced characters who must use memories and skills from past lives to ensure the future.”
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Hulu orders a Los Angeles Lakers docuseries from team owner Jeanie Buss and Antoine Fuqua

The nine-episode untitled docuseries will chronicle the iconic NBA team's last foru decades, starting with Buss' father Jerry Buss' acquisition oft the team in 1979. The docuseries comes as HBO is developing a scripted drama based on the 1980s Showtime L.A. Lakers. Hulu says the docuseries will “offer a fresh and revealing look inside the legendary ‘Showtime’ era that saw the team win five NBA titles and turned the Forum into Hollywood’s hottest ticket throughout the 1980s,” in addition to covering the “high-stakes drama off the court and incredible successes of the Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal-led championship teams, as well as the cultural impact of the Lakers franchise and rebirth of the team, culminating with the 2020 NBA championship led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis.”
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Kevin Hart shows off his paternal side in ‘Fatherhood’ trailer; Hulu lands L.A. Lakers docuseries from Antoine Fuqua; and more

Netflix has shared the first look at Kevin Hart‘s family-centered film, Fatherhood. Based on Matthew Logelin’s book, Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love, the feature follows a father, played by Hart, who loses his wife soon after childbirth and must now raise his newborn child on his own. Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Paul Reiser, as well as kid star Melody Hurd will star in the Paul Weitz-directed film. Fatherhood arrives June 18th on Netflix.
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Mark Wahlberg film 'Infinite' from Antoine Fuqua heading to Paramount+

May 6 (UPI) -- Mark Wahlberg's upcoming sci-fi film Infinite from director Antoine Fuqua will be skipping theaters and heading to streaming service Paramount+ in June. ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish made the announcement on Thursday during a quarterly earnings call. Infinite was originally set to hit theaters on September 24....
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Antoine Fuqua to Direct ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ Film with All Black Cast

Award winning director, Antoine Fuqua, is set to direct Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with an all Black cast and production team. Variety reported the new yesterday. The film is an adaptation of Tennessee William’s Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name. Fuqua will also be producing the film alongside successful theater producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey. Both Byrd and Harvey were responsible for the history making resurrection of the play in 2008. The show ran for a record breaking 19 sold-out weeks as the first all Black production on Broadway. Antoine Fuqua Cat Roof.
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Antoine Fuqua To Direct The Film Adaptation Of ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’

Director Antoine Fuqua is set to lead the film adaptation of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is widely known as an award-winning play that examines greed, sexual repression and death in the 21st century. Revived in 2008, it stood out as the highest-grossing production during its 19-week run. It also made history as the first Broadway production completely led by Black Americans. Not to mention, it featured a star-studded cast of Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard, James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad.
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Antoine Fuqua to direct, produce new 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

"Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua will produce and direct the latest film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, producers of Broadway's 2008 all-Black production, said Wednesday that Fuqua's adaptation "will combine elements of the play with new storylines and weave them together to bring the production to the big screen." Fuqua, 55, said in a statement: "Bringing such a historic production to the screen is an honor I am thrilled to have alongside Stephen and Alia. They have shown their commitment to the project with two successful stagings on Broadway and the West End and know what it takes to translate this iconic drama from theatre to cinema."
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Antoine Fuqua Directing Film of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Antoine Fuqua will direct and produce a new film adaptation of “Cat on a Hot Tin Rood,” Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning look at greed, family, death, and sexual repression. “The Training Day” and “The Magnificent Seven” director will join forces with producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, who backed...
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Antoine Fuqua Will Direct an All-Black Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Movie

Antoine Fuqua is set to direct an all-Black adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, according to Variety. The Training Day and Magnificent Seven director will also produce the Pulitzer Prize–winning tale along with Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey, the producers behind the 2008 Broadway revival starring an all–African American cast. The show made history with a sold-out 19-week run starring the very first cast of its kind, though it was snubbed at the Tonys that year. “Bringing such a historic production to the screen is an honor I am thrilled to have alongside Stephen and Alia,” said Fuqua in a statement. “They have shown their commitment to the project with two successful stagings on Broadway and the West End and know what it takes to translate this iconic drama from theatre to cinema.”