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Forest Whitaker From ‘Platoon’ Became The Perfect Goodwill Ambassador

Some of the most compelling war movies aren’t great exclusively because of their big explosions or the scale of their graphics. They tell emotional stories that strike a balance. For Platoon, Big Harold was integral in maintaining a sense of humanity under burgeoning uncertainty and loss. Taking it a step further, actor Forest Whitaker was crucial for bringing this compassion to life, thanks to his expertise with character studies. But where does an actor such as that go after Platoon? Turns out, farther still.
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Forest Whitaker and Vera Farmiga to Star in YA Animated Fantasy Series 'Gossamer'

BRON Media's new TV series, Gossamer, has found its lead cast. According to Variety, Forest Whitaker, Vera Farmiga, Thomasin McKenzie, and Richard E. Grant will lead the voice cast for the upcoming animated series in currently unknown roles. Additional cast includes Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS), Alanna Masterson (The Walking Dead), and introducing Courtney Rosemont.
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Forest Whitaker, Thomasin McKenzie, Vera Farmiga Lead Voice Cast for BRON’s ‘Gossamer’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Click here to read the full article. Forest Whitaker, Thomasin McKenzie, Vera Farmiga and Richard E. Grant will lead the voice cast for “Gossamer,” an animated series adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel. The eight-part, half-hour animated series is produced by BRON Media’s virtual production and service company BRON Digital, which develops premium animation, interactive games and movies using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. Rounding out the cast for “Gossamer” is  Wilmer Valderrama, Alanna Masterson and Courtney Rosemont, who makes her debut. “Gossamer” is based on the young adult novel by Lowry, whose books include “The Giver” and “The Willoughbys” — the latter of which...
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Adam Driver, Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel and More Board Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’

It was only a couple of months ago when we learned the disappointing news that Oscar Isaac was no longer attached to star in Megalopolis, writer/director Francis Ford Coppola's self-funded, decades-in-the-making, surely-epic, nearly $100 million passion project. While the project suffered quite a blow with the Moon Knight actor's departure, the legendary filmmaker behind The Godfather trilogy didn't have much trouble finding a replacement. As it was announced earlier today, Adam Driver is signed on to star in Coppola's long-gesturing (potential) swan song, and the Marriage Story actor will be joined by Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, and Laurence Fishburne, the latter finally reuniting with Coppola after making his film debut in Apocalypse Now.
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Francis Coppola Sets ‘Megalopolis’ Cast: Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight & Filmmaker’s ‘Apocalypse Now’ Teen Discovery Laurence Fishburne

Click here to read the full article. More than 20 years in the making, Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis has set its star cast. Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones and Fast X), Jon Voight and Laurence Fishburne have been set for the main roles. Fishburne began his career with Coppola at the tender age of 14 in Apocalypse Now. Legend has it he was of legal age when the film got released. Coppola is directing the independently-financed film from his own script. Here’s how he is describing the contemporary drama: The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable...
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Francis Ford Coppola’s All-Star Cast for Megalopolis Includes Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, & More

After decades in the making, Francis Ford Coppola has finally set the cast of his passion project Megalopolis. According to Deadline, the highly anticipated film is set to feature a star-studded cast that includes Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones and Fast X), Jon Voight, and Laurence Fishburne, all of whom have joined on for main roles in the film. The finalizing of the main cast marks the end of a long journey for the film, which had been rumored to star Oscar Isaac for some time before the star reportedly exited the film last year.
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Forest Whitaker to receive honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival

The Last King of Scotland actor will be presented with the honour during the opening ceremony of the 75th edition of the festival on 17 May. "Thirty-four years ago, attending Cannes for the first time changed my life, and assured me that I'd made the right decision to devote myself to finding connectivity in humanity through film. It's always a privilege to return to this beautiful festival to both screen my own work, and to be inspired by many of the world's greatest artists - and I feel incredibly honored to be celebrated as part of the Festival's momentous 75th anniversary."
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Forest Whitaker to Receive Cannes Film Festival’s Honorary Palme d’Or Award

Click here to read the full article. Forest Whitaker will receive the honorary Palme d’or at the opening ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, following the footsteps of Jodie Foster. Previous Cannes Palme d’Or honorees include Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Manoel de Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Agnès Varda, or Alain Delon. The award pays tribute to a “sparkling artistic journey, a rare personality as well as a discreet but strong humanitarian commitment to key topical issues,” said the festival. As part of the tribute, Christophe Castagne and Thomas Sametin’s movie “For the Sake of Peace,” which Whitaker produced, will play...
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