1. Ryan Destiny – ‘Oracle’Source:Getty
The former Star actress will lead in Will Packer and James Lopez’s psychological horror film which centers around a woman who accepts a job on a property that has a traumatic past. She’ll soon realize that the nightmares of her childhood are connected to the evil in the house.
2. Jordan Peele – Untitled Horror EventSource:Getty
In true Peele fashion, the details of the horror event are under wraps but Universal set the release date for July 22, 2022.
3. Kevin Hart – ‘Man From Toronto’Source:Getty
Sony’s action-comedy will star the comedian and Lela Loren who played Angela Valdes opposite Omari Hardwich in Power. According to Deadline, “The film revolves around a case of mistaken identity after the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the “man from Toronto,” and a stranger, played by Hart, run into each other at an Airbnb. Chaos soon ensues as the assassin’s world comes crashing down on Hart.”
4. Letitia Wright – ‘Surrounded’Source:Getty
Deadline reports that “the film is set five years after the Civil War, where former Buffalo Soldier Moses “Mo” Washington travels west to lay claim on a gold mine bequeathed by her late slaveowner father. It is a mean, dangerous world for an unaccompanied Black woman and so Mo travels into the deep frontier disguised as a man. After her stagecoach is ambushed, she is tasked with holding a dangerous outlaw captive and must survive the day when the bandit’s gang tries to free him.”
5. Offset – ‘American Sole’Source:Getty
The rapper and songwriter will make his film acting debut in the STXfilms drama, American Sole. Joining Pete Davidson and O’Shea Jackson Jr., the movie fill follow “two twentysomethings (Davidson and Jackson) with mountains of college debt who use the fast cash of after-market sneaker reselling to achieve their American dream. But when their startup runs out of cash and a shady investor is their only way out, the dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Offset will play a computer engineer who becomes critical to the storyline.”
6. Daniel Kaluuya – Untitled Barney and Friends FilmSource:Getty
In an interview with EW, the English actor said “Barney taught us, ‘I love you, you love me. Won’t you say you love me too?’ That’s one of the first songs I remember, and what happens what that isn’t true? I thought that was really heartbreaking. I have no idea why but it feels like that makes snese. It feels like there’s something unexpected that can be poignant but optimistic. Especially at this time now, I think that’s really, really needed.”
7. Michael B. Jordan – ‘A Journal For Jordan’Source:Getty
The film will be produced and directed by Denzel Washington and is based on Dana Canedy’s best-selling memoir. Chante Adams will star opposite the Creed actor. The film will tell the true story of Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. While deployed overseas, King kept a journal full of life lessons for their newborn son, Jordan. He was killed in Iraq when Jordan was seven months old but his spirit lives on through his messages.
8. Yara Shahidi – ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’Source:Getty
The Grown-ish 20-year-old actress is set to play Tinkerbell in Disney’s live-action classic.
9. Mahershala Ali – ‘Swan Song’Source:Getty
The Academy Award winner will star in the Apple TV+ original film. Described as a genre-bending drama set in the near future, the movie will explore how far someone will go to make a happier life for the ones they love.
10. Jussie Smollett – ‘B-Boy Blues’Source:Getty
The former Empire actor will make his directorial debut with James Earl Hardy’s 1994 novel which centers around the black LGBTQ+ community. The film explores the love and life of a middle class, politically conscious magazine editor Mitchell Crawford and a Harlem born and bred ruff-neck bike messenger Raheim.
11. Algee Smith – ‘Mother / Android’Source:Getty
The Euphoria and The New Edition Story actor will star in the sci-film that follows a couple trying to flee their country that is caught in a war with artificial intelligence.
12. Cynthia Erivo – ‘Talent Show’Source:Getty
The Oscar nominee will feature as the failed songwriter who returns home to Chicago to lead a group of at-risk youth in their annual talent show.
13. Jordan Fisher – ‘Hello, Goodbye And Everything In Between’Source:Getty
The To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You actor will be producing and starring in the feature film. The movie follows high school sweethearts Clare and Aidan who make a pact that they would break up before college. Their last evening as a couple is spent revisiting familiar landmarks and making new memories forcing them to question if high school love is meant to last.
14. Tiffany Haddish – ‘The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent’Source:Getty
Co-starring opposite Nicolas Cage, the comedian and actress will star and play an eccentric rogue government agent named Vivian. According to Deadline, the movie is based on a fictionalized, creatively unfulfilled Cage who, in the face of financial ruin, accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a superfan. When things take a wildly dangerous turn, Vivian will force Cage to go undercover in a last-ditch effort to bring one of the largest criminal organization in Europe down for good.
15. Keith Powers – ‘On Our Way’Source:Getty
The 28-year-old known for his role as Ronnie DeVoe in the BET miniseries The New Edition Story is set to star in the surreal indie drama, On Our Way. The film follows a deeply troubled filmmaker as he battles a voice inside his head while making his first film. When a muse in the form of an aspiring actress enters the picture, he’ll be forced to face a tragic past he is desperate to escape from.
16. Regina King, Lakeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz – ‘The Harder They Fall’Source:Getty
The all-Black western feature also features Idris Elba. Outlaw Nat Love discovers the man (Elba) who killed his parents two decades ago is being released from prison. With the help from his former gang, they’ll track him down and seek revenge.
17. Jamie Foxx & John Boyega – ‘They Cloned Tyrone’Source:Getty
Per Deadline, the plot follows a series of eerie events that thrusts an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx, and Teyonah Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper.
18. Amandla Stenberg – ‘Dear Evan Hansen’Source:Getty
Universal Pictures’ has picked up the critically acclaimed musical, Dear Evan Hansen. Stenberg will play a high school senior whose cheery façade and social-media savvy mask a deeper loneliness and isolation, and whose response to the death of a classmate ignites a movement. And Stenberg is set to sing a new original song.
19. Jill Scott – ‘Mahalia!’Source:Getty
Mahalia! is being executive produced by Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah. Jill Scott will play the Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson, and speak on how she became one of the wealthiest and most powerful entertainers in the world during a time when gospel music wasn’t mainstream.
20. Zendaya and John David Washington – ‘Malcolm & Marie’Source:Getty
The movie that was shot quietly during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has yet to release the premise of film.