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'Roots' 2016 - Full Cast List & Character Descriptions

The 2016 remake of the Roots mini-series premiered on History Channel tonight and you can meet the full cast right here.

Malachi Kirby was introduced to the world in the first night of the mini-series as the important character Kunta Kinte.

Other stars who will be featured in the four episodes include Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, and more!

Roots is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte who is captured in his homeland in The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America where he’s sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history – including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation.

Click inside to meet the cast of Roots… More Here! »

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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Teaser Trailer Revealed - Watch Now!

The teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just been revealed!

The movie is set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, and tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.

Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, and more star in the new film. Check it out on December 16, 2016!

Meanwhile, you can now also purchase Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray and DVD, so be sure to catch it if you haven’t seen it!

See stills from the film below…

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Forest Whitaker Makes Broadway Debut At 'Hughie' Opening Night!

Forest Whitaker flashes a big smile while attending the opening night of his debut Broadway play Hughie held at the Booth Theater on Thursday (February 25) in New York City.

The 54-year-old actor was joined on the carpet by his co-stars Frank Wood and Michael Grandage, as well as Angela Bassett, Gretchen Mol and her husband Tod Williams, who all came out to show their support.

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Hughie is set in the lobby of a small midtown hotel on the West Side of Manhattan. Forest plays Erie Smith, a drunken, small time hustler who is mourning the recent death of the hotel’s night clerk, Hughie. Erie regales the new night clerk (Frank) with tall-tales of his glory days and times spent with Hughie – Buy tickets here!

20+ pictures inside of Forest Whitaker and others at the opening of HughieMore Here! »

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Joshua Jackson & Emmy Rossum Celebrate Forest Whitaker's Broadway Debut 'Hughie'!

Forest Whitaker flashes a smile alongside Joshua Jackson while attending Harvey Weinstein’s A Celebration For Forest Whitaker In Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie held at Elyx House on Thursday (February 18) in New York City.

The two actors were joined at the event by Emmy Rossum, Carla Gugino, Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, Gayle King, American Crime Story‘s Billy Magnussen, Judah Friedlande, and Russell Simmons.

Hughie, which is Forest‘s Broadway debut, is set in the lobby of a small midtown hotel on the West Side of Manhattan. Forest plays Erie Smith, a drunken, small time hustler who is mourning the recent death of the hotel’s night clerk, Hughie. Erie regales the new night clerk (Frank Wood) with tall-tales of his glory days and times spent with Hughie.

Be sure to check Hughie out when it opens on February 25 at the Booth Theatre!

20+ pictures inside of Joshua Jackson, Emmy Rossum and others at the celebration… More Here! »

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Felicity Jones in Star Wars' 'Rogue One' - First Look Photo!

Felicity Jones is front and center in the first look image at the upcoming movie Rogue One, a Star Wars story.

The film takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. It will hit theaters on December 16, 2016.

Also starring in the movie are Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed.

Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe,” producer Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. [Director] Gareth [Edwards] is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for Rogue One.”

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Forest Whitaker Is In Talks For 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

It has just been reported that Forest Whitaker is in negotiations to star in the highly anticipated film Star Wars: Rogue One, according to Variety.

If the deal closes, the 53-year-old actor will be joined in the film by Felicity Jones, Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn.

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Forest‘s role in the Gareth Edwards-directed film is currently unknown at this time. Stay tuned for more details!

Star Wars: Rogue One centers on the heist of the Death Star plans by a group of rebel fighters.

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Chanel Iman Looks Totally 'Dope' at Her Big Movie Premiere!

Chanel Iman and Kiersey Clemons glam up on the red carpet at the premiere of their movie Dope on Monday (June 8) at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

The ladies were joined at the event by their co-stars A$AP Rocky, Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, and Quincy Brown. Other stars who stepped out included executive producers Pharrell Williams and Forest Whitaker.

Sean Combs was in attendance to support his son, Quincy, at the event.

The film is hitting theaters on June 19 and it has been getting great reviews ever since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year!

FYI: Chanel is wearing a KaufmanFranco dress. Kiersey is wearing an Elisabetta Franchi dress and Miu Miu shoes.

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