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Elle Johnson To Write, Exec Produce & Showrun ‘A Soldier’s Story’ Limited Series Starring David Alan Grier

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Elle Johnson (Bosch) has been tapped to write, executive produce and serve as showrunner on A Soldier’s Story, a limited series adaptation of the award-winning A Soldier’s Play, which has been in development at Sony Pictures Television with the play’s Tony winner David Alan Grier attached to star and executive produce. Grier, who won the 2021 Tony Award for his role as Sgt. Vernon Waters in the Broadway play, will play the character’s father in the series adaptation, which spans multiple wars and several decades and centers on Sgt. Vernon Waters and the...
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David Alan Grier On His Role In Spectrum’s Joe Pickett and Clifford The Big Red Dog [Exclusive Interview]

In Spectrum’s Joe Pickett, we follow a new game warden played by Michael Dorman. He and his family are going to have to deal with a small town that is on the verge of economic collapse, which has turned some folks onto a darker path. He will have to figure out the mystery of a body left at his house and as well as who he can really depend on.
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Comedian and Actor David Alan Grier Is Not Raising an Entitled Teen

With a career that has spanned more than 40 years in theater, film, television and comedy, David Alan Grier understands the power of remaining authentic, humble, and true to one's self in his career and in real life. Grier recently graced the screen as Mr. Packard in the first live-action adaptation of the classic book series Clifford the Big Red Dog.
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SF Sketchfest returns with Cheech & Chong, Laraine Newman, David Alan Grier, many more

Tributes to Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, original “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedian Laraine Newman and actor David Alan Grier, a roast of “Evil Dead” star Bruce Campbell, dozen of sketch and band-up comics and numerous podcast tapings were announced as part of the initial lineup for the 20th annual SF Sketchfest, which will be held in January.
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David Alan Grier To Headline & EP ‘A Soldier’s Play’ Limited Series Adaptation For Sony Pictures TV

EXCLUSIVE: A Soldier’s Play, which is heading into Sunday’s Tony Awards with seven nominations, is getting a TV adaptation as a limited series by Sony Pictures Television. David Alan Grier, a Tony nominee for his role in the play, is set to star and executive produce the limited series, which will be titled A Soldier’s Story. The series adaptation, spanning multiple wars and several decades, will center on Sgt. Vernon Waters and the emotional impact he is subjected to as a soldier in the 1940s. Grier, who plays Sgt. Waters in the play, will play the character’s father in the limited...
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David Alan Grier to star in Sony TV's limited series adaptation of A Soldier's Play

Grier, who is up for a Tony for his role in A Soldier's Play, will also serve as executive producer of what will be titled A Soldier's Story. "The series adaptation, spanning multiple wars and several decades, will center on Sgt. Vernon Waters and the emotional impact he is subjected to as a soldier in the 1940s," per Deadline. "Grier, who plays Sgt. Waters in the play, will play the character’s father in the limited series. The Pulitzer-winning A Soldier’s Play, written by Charles Fuller, is set at a Black army base in the segregated Louisiana of 1944."
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Melvin Van Peebles Remembered: David Alan Grier, Barry Jenkins & Ava DuVernay Among Those Paying Tribute To Cinema’s “True Revolutionary”

Refresh for updates… Hollywood paid fast and heartfelt tribute to director Melvin Van Peebles today, with news of his death eliciting words of praise for the filmmaker from such industry figures as actor David Alan Grier and directors Barry Jenkins and Ava DuVernay, along with notable musicians and music execs. “We’ve lost another lion,” tweeted the Tony-nominated Grier, who called Van Peebles “the true revolutionary, an artistic gangsta, cultural disrupter who forever changed the game.” Oscar-winning Moonlight director Barry Jenkins wrote that the filmmaker “made the most of every second, of EVERY single damn frame. Showbiz & Media Figures We’ve Lost In 2021...
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