The Fox network is continuing its relationship with Lee Daniels, as they develop the drama Mason Dixon with the Empire creator and writer Julian Breece. The show comes under Daniels overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
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At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour today, Empire creator Lee Daniels confirmed to press that conversations were happening at Fox about a spinoff for his hit series set in the world of the music industry.
A hip-hop mogul must choose between his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to get what’s hers.
Now that Daniels has conquered the world of drama, the Oscar-nominated director and super-producer Brian Grazer are set to take on comedy with a half-hour single-camera show starring comedian Ms. Pat.
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Fox has boosted development to cover American Idol’s exit and fill nearly 40 hours or programming. So this year’s order of 11 pilots is up from last year’s 6. That said, Fox isn’t really looking to take risks. Let’s take a look at what’s in the works in our preview of Fox’s Drama Pilots.
Oscar nominated director Lee Daniels is set to direct The Apollo Theater Film Project, an authorized history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The film is being produced by White Horse Pictures.
Former Law & Order star is headed back to Fox, where he will star opposite Queen Latifah in a currently untitled pilot from Empire co-creator Lee Daniels.
Lee Daniels is re-teaming with Pam Oas Williams to develop The Queen, based on the 2013 article from Slate’s executive editor Josh Levin titled ‘The Welfare Queen’. Daniels, who previously worked with Williams on The Butler, will produce.
Lee Daniels is looking to add Tracy Morgan to his Richard Pryor biopic. Morgan is in talks for the role of comedian Redd Foxx. Mike Epps will star as the titular comedian.
After several studios and incarnations, the Richard Pryor biopic is moving forward, and Mike Epps is the man for the job.
“New music, new money, new power” is the theme of Empire’s second season, with Jamal taking over the family business while Lucious is behind bars.
“New music, new money, new power” is the theme of Empire‘s second season, with Jamal taking over the family business while Lucious is behind bars. Empire returns September 23rd on Fox.
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Michael B. Jordan has also entered the mix for the lead role.
The story of Eugene Allen, an African-American, who worked as butler in the White House, serving eight presidents from 1952 to 1986.
“Precious” director in talks to helm Joplin biopic.
Follows the story of the slacker son of a newspaper editor and publisher in Florida, who gets wrapped up in investigating the murder of a rural sheriff.
Logline: Set in the 1930s, the story centers on nine African American teens who were wrongly accused of a heinous crime against a white woman, and sentenced to death. But, with the help of several organizations, the case was appealed, and would go on to become one the biggest cases against racism in federal courts to date.