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Diddy’s Bady Boy documentary is set to premiere at Tribeca. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story will make its debut at the annual New York City festival. The documentary examines the history and legacy of Bad Boy through through the lens of Sean “Diddy” Combs, the label’s founder, while he tries to reunite the Bad Boy family for three weeks of rehearsals in anticipation of a reunion concert.
The Tested is coming to UMC. On Friday, the Urban Movie Channel will begin streaming The Tested, a film that reflects the police violence we see today. The film explores how the lives of three people change dramatically after the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.
Kerry Washington set to adapt Brit Bennett’s The Mothers. Brit Bennett’s New York Times best-selling debut novel has been optioned by Warner Bros. with Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street production company attached to produce. Set in a contemporary Black community in Southern California, The Mothers explores young love, grief, and the secrets of a small community. Bennett will executive produce.
Atlanta‘s Zazie Beetz joins Deadpool 2. Atlanta star Zazie Beetz, who we’ve all come to know and love as Vanessa, will be making her superhero debut in Marvel’s Deadpool 2 as Domino. The film’s star Ryan Reynold’s made the announcement via Twitter. Domino is a member of the X-Force, an off-shoot of the X-Men. She’s a skilled mercenary with the ability to initiate telekinetic acts in her favor to alter probability.
Burning Sands premieres on Netflix. The Greek life drama premieres on Netflix Friday and stars Alfre Woodard, Moonlight‘s Trevante Rhodes, Steve Harris, Tosin Cole, and DeRon Horton. The film explores Hell Week, the bonds of brotherhood, and the violence of hazing.
Kobe Bryant’s animated Tribeca premiere. In other Tribeca Film Festival news, former NBA star Kobe Bryant will debut his animated short film, Dear Basketball, at the annual event. Inspired by Bryant’s poem of the same name, Dear Basketball is produced by Kobe Studios, Believe Entertainment Group, and Sports Illustrated. Disney legend Glen Keane and five-time Academy Award-winning composer John William are also attached the animated short.
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