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Sunday, March 4, 2012

From Book to Film: Casting Actresses in Famous Novels Written by Black Women

Since Hollywood seems to be hard pressed to come up with great roles for black women on the big screen, on today's Cinema in Noir we came up with a few roles inspired by some of our favorite novels written by black women.

Who could play Trisha R. Thomas' lovable heroine Venus from the Nappily series? Who could be cast in Nella Larsen's Quicksand, and who could take on the challenging characters in any of Octavia Butler's novels? Listen to today's episode to hear our thoughts.

Also on the show, we chat about what upcoming project Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson will star in together, and review the newest Dr. Seuss film adaptation, The Lorax. Nine-year-old Justin Barrow calls in to share his opinion on the movie. Catch his impressively written review of the movie here.

Catch a recap of today's full episode below:

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What famous novels by black female authors would you like adapted for the big screen?


Yvonna Russell said...

Pearl Cleage's "What looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary day", Gloria Naylor's "Mama Day"and "Ann Petry's "The Street" would make great movies. There are plenty of talented black actresses for the leads.

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