July 27, 2018
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The trend of all-white leads is slowly coming to an end and this means more opportunities for black and brown faces. The latest example, Really Love, the new film from Charles King‘s team at MACRO starring Kofi Siriboe, Tristan Mack Wilds, Naturi Naughton and Emmy winner Uzo Aduba. According to Deadline, the film follows the story of the “life of a starving artist (Siriboe) in gentrifying Washington D.C. who is struggling to find his place in the prestigious art world. When a young law student unexpectedly comes into his life, he must choose between a whirlwind romance and his budding career as a successful painter.”
Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, most known for her role as Ruby in OWN’s Love Is will star as Siriboe’s love interest.
Wilds, most known for his role in 90210 and The Wire, will star in TV One’s new original movie, Dinner For Two September 2 at 7/6C. The story follows a complicated love story about life and sacrifice. In preparation for his “last supper,” Chris ( Wilds) sets the mood by recreating a favorite dish he shared with his once beloved Angela (Chaley Rose). As Chris reflects on great memories over multiple glasses of wine and whiskey, he also mourns the loss of their relationship. To permanently numb the pain, Chris contemplates taking his own life when Angela refuses his appeal. We met up with the cast at the American Black Film Festival in June to discuss their characters. Watch below.
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