The Spiderman star is opening up about playing Chani in the upcoming feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, Dune.
The movie is taking the audience on a journey past the stars. The film explores a new frontier of fate that tethers all living creatures to one moment of existence. Those tuning in, observe Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a “gifted” young man born into a narrative of great power. Atreides prepares to take on a perilous mission and save his people. Along the way, he must face all of his greatest fears.
Zendaya plays the voice of reason, encapsulated in the character, Chani. She is seen mostly through the consistent visions of Atreides through his expedition.
Zendaya says there is a certain wisdom to that character, which she resonates with. She told Statenews,
“I’ve always been called an old lady since I was born,” she shared, “I’ve always been Grandma, and I think that (Chani) has that wise spirit. I think part of both of us having to grow up in a more adult space and always constantly working with people who work are so much older than us or having to be thrown into situations where you’re the youngest one in the room, I think causes you to grow up a little bit faster.”
Set in a futuristic era, the audience is free to experience a world where prophecy rules the nature of the galaxy. The only thing familiar in this narrative is the authority of human emotion.
It took over $160 million to create this world, under a shared production of Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films, and Warner Bros. Hans Zimmer (Pirates of the Caribbean) scored the music for the film.
Other iconic talents sharing the screen with Zendaya are Rebecca Furgeson (Mission Impossible,) Jason Momoa (Aquaman,) and Oscar Issac (X-Men: Apocalypse.)
The previously noted source recorded Zendaya stating, “That’s what I love about this film. There is so much going on. There is so much to talk about and just to look, to hear. There are so many things, like metaphors. We’ve talked about it a million times, but something as simple as a relationship between a mother and a son.”
Watch Dune on Friday, October 22.
Betti Halsell, senior writer at HM
‘Master’: Regina Hall Stars in New Horror Movie
Amazon Studios debuted the official trailer for its upcoming thriller titled Master, starring Regina Hall. The film first premiered during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters and on Prime Video on Friday, March 18.
Written and directed by Mariama Diallo, Master tells the story of three women who strive to find their place at a prestigious New England university whose frosty elitism may disguise something more sinister. Professor Gail Bishop (Hall) has recently been promoted to “Master” of a residence hall, the first time at storied Ancaster College that a Black woman has held the post.
Determined to breathe new life into a centuries-old tradition, Gail soon finds herself wrapped up in the trials and tribulations of Jasmine Moore (Zoe Renee), an energetic and optimistic Black freshman. Jasmine’s time at Ancaster hits a snag early on when she’s assigned a dorm room that is rumored to be haunted. Things get worse when Jasmine clashes in the classroom with Liv Beckman (Amber Gray), a professor in the middle of her own racially charged tenure review. As Gail tries to maintain order and fulfill the duties of a Master, the cracks begin to show in Ancaster’s once-immaculate facade. After a career spent fighting to make it into Ancaster’s inner circle, Gail is confronted with the horrifying prospect of what lies beneath, her question ultimately becoming not whether the school is haunted but by whom.
Watch the trailer below.
‘The Woman King’: Viola Davis Is a Fierce General In New Drama
TriStar Pictures has released the first look images from their upcoming film ‘The Woman King’ starring Academy winner Viola Davis. The visuals were published on the first day of Black History Month; the movie is set to be released later this year.
Inspired by true events, ‘The Woman King’ tells the story of Nanisca (Davis), a general of an all-female military group in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. The historical epic follows Nanisca and her military recruit Nawi (Thuso Mbedu) as they fight against enemies who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they have lived for.
Gina Prince-Bythewood (‘Love & Basketball,’ ‘Beyond the Lights’) is directing with the script by Dana Stevens (‘City of Angels’, ‘Fatherhood’). Also starring in the film are Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Sheila Atim, Adrienne Warren, Jayme Lawson, and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin.
Davis took it to Twitter to share her excitement over the upcoming movie release.
“I’m deeply honored and excited to bring this incredible story of these badass female warriors to life.” She tweeted, “Get ready for THE WOMAN KING, exclusively in movie theaters this fall!!”
Davis’ upcoming projects also include Showtime’s highly anticipated White House drama titled ‘The First Lady,’ in which she plays the former first lady Michelle Obama.
‘The Woman King’ will premiere in theaters on September 16.
Mary J Blige’s Most Memorable roles: From Guest Appearances to an Oscar Nomination
Mary J Blige has been a music icon for many years now. With 13 studio albums and many awards, she has made her name known across the globe. Today, however, her portfolio includes not only music-related accolades. The R&B queen is making significant strides in the television and film industry. One of the biggest of them was her 2018 Oscar nomination for supporting actress for her role in Netflix’s Mudbound. And this is just the beginning!
Here are Blige’s most memorable television and movie roles thus far.
I Can Do All Bad By Myself (2009)
Tyler Perry gave Blige her first feature film role. She played an inspiring singing bartender at the nightclub. Before this, the singer/songwriter only had cameos on television. I Can Do All Bad By Myself also starred Taraji P. Henson.