Casting News:Garcelle Beauvais Joins Indie Drama Produced By Meagan Good, David Harewood Heads To...
After playing wife in 2 Hollywood blockbusters (Flight, opposite Denzel Washington, and opposite Jamie Foxx in White House Down, which opens tomorrow), in which she was given really very little to do, where else can an actress like Garcelle Beauvais go for much meatier roles?
The Indie filmmaking world, that's where!
According to The Wrap, Beauvais has signed up to co-star in another indie feature film, titled Loose - a coming-of-age drama to be directed by Ty Hodges, produced by Meagan Good and Datari Turner, and exec produced Dan Garcia.
Loose follows Grace, a young girl from a small town trying to figure out her purpose in life. Beauvais will play Grace's single, and not-so-good mother, Lisa, who's described as an alcoholic, who repeatedly puts herself in abusive relationships, making them a priority over her own daughter.
The script for Loose was penned by Jacquin De Leon, with principal photography set to begin this summer.
In addition to the just-announced Loose, look for Beauvais in starring roles in Ghanaian-American filmmaker Leila Djansi's upcoming drama, And Then There Was You, as well as Jerry LaMothe's The Promise Keeper.
David Harewood Has Been Cast As Oberon In Julie Taymor's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
So I'm going back on Stage! I'm heading to New York to play Oberon in Julie Taymor's production of 'Midsummer'. Looking forward to it.#stage— David Harewood (@DavidHarewood) June 24, 2013
Homeland ex-star (and soon to be Paul Robeson on the big screen in a biopic) David Harewood has been cast as Oberon, the Fairy King, in Julie Taymor's upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, according to actor via his Twitter page as you can see above.
This will be an Off-Broadway production at Theatre For A New Audience, in Brooklyn, with performances beginning on October 19, followed by a November 2 official opening.
Harewood followed the above tweet with:
Actually I turned down a role in a movie so I could do the theatre gig. I thought I'd get more out of doing some Shakespeare.#properstuff— David Harewood (@DavidHarewood) June 24, 2013
Of course I'm now wondering what movie role he turned down to take the Off-Broadway gig.
The play follows the events surrounding the marriage of the Theseus (Duke of Athens), and Hippolyta. Oberon is the king of all of the fairies who is feuding with his wife Titania, the queen of the fairies, over a changeling child that Oberon wants to raise as his henchman. Because Oberon and Titania are powerful fairies, their arguments affect the weather.
But that's just a fraction of the play's story which features three interlocking plots.
Harewood certainly isn't a stranger to the stage. His credits include playing Martin Luther King in the London West End premiere of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop and Theseus in Moira Buffini's play Welcome to Thebes at the National Theatre in London.
Taymor is of course the revered creative force behind numerous stunning, and innovative productions, in the worlds of theater, opera, and film.
Happy to see Garcelle's career wasn't harmed by the messy divorce and the email she sent. If anything it seems to have helped her career, she is guest starring on everything.