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There is a film about Marie Laveau in pre-production.

Born in 19th century New Orleans, Marie Laveau was on path to lead the life of a typical free woman of color. Facing loss and uncertainty, she relies on her faith and determination to redefine her position in society, becoming one of the most powerful women of her time. 

Directed by Charles Foster Jolivette. 

Rachae Thomas (as Young Laveau)

Rachel True (as Older Laveau) 

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Josh Hutcherson Joins James Franco in 'The Disaster Artist' (Exclusive)
Fresh off the release of the final film in the mega-hit Hunger Games series, Josh Hutcherson is ready to enter The Room.

Franco is directing and starring in the film, a making-of story about the infamously bad 2003 cult movie, ‘The Room.’

Fresh off the release of the final film in the mega-hit Hunger Games series, Josh Hutcherson is ready to enter The Room.

Hutcherson has signed on to star with James Franco, Seth Rogen and Dave Franco The Disaster Artist, New Line’s making-of story about The Room, which is widely considered one of the worst movies of all time.

The Disaster Artist, based on a 2013 book by Greg Sestero, who starred in The Room, and Tom Bissell, is planned as a buddy comedy about two outsiders who embark on a delusional journey to make their dreams come true.

James Franco is directing and also starring as the eccentric Tommy Wiseau, the director and star of the 2003 drama, which developed a strong cult following, including among celebrities who loved it in a “so bad it’s good” way.

Wiseau, who had no filmmaking experience when he set out to write, direct and produce The Room, which centers on a man names Johnny whose fiancee, Lisa, cheats on him with his best friend, Mark.

James Franco’s brother Dave (Neighbors) is attached to play Sestero (who played Mark) in The Disaster Artist.

Hutcherson will play Philip Haldiman, who portrayed Denny (the neighboring college student) in The Room.

Seth Rogen, who also is producing through Point Grey Pictures along with Evan Goldberg, Vince Jolivette and Franco, will also star. Good Universe also is producing.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who penned The Spectacular Now and The Fault in Our Stars, wrote the script. The project will start shooting on Dec. 7 in Los Angeles.

Hutcherson is reuniting with James Franco for Disaster Artist. He has roles in two other Franco-helmed projects: In Dubious Battle and The Long Home, which are both in post.

He’s starred as Peeta in the $2.7 billion Hunger Games franchise opposite Jennifer Lawrence since the first film hit theaters in 2012. The fourth film, Mockingjay – Part 2, is now in theaters and has earned $452.2 million worldwide.

He’s repped by CAA, and managed by Ric Beddingfield and attorney Adam Kaller.

Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco’s ‘Michael’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama “Michael,” about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, Variety has learned.

Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco’s character. Roberts is set to reteam with her “Palo Alto” co-star as his girlfriend. Chris Zylka (“The Leftovers”) is also attached to the film as another past love interest.

The script for “Michael” is based on “My Ex-Gay Friend,” a New York Times Magazine article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis (author of “Travels with Casey”) about Michael Glatze, a Christian minister from Wyoming who was so entrenched in gay culture before he rejected his homosexuality, he founded a gay youth magazine. Justin Kelly will direct. Gus van Sant is the executive producer, along with producers Franco, Vince Jolivette, Michael Mendelsohn, Ron Singer and Scott Reeve.

“This isn’t just a story about an ‘ex-gay,’” Kelly said. “It’s actually a very relatable story about the power of belief and the desire to belong.”

Added Denizet-Lewis: “I’m excited that everyone involved in this project is intent on telling a story that captures the full breadth of Michael’s unusual life, from the inspiring gay leader I knew when I was young to the Christian pastor he is today.”

Josh Hutcherson to Star in James Franco’s ‘The Long Home’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Josh Hutcherson will follow the blockbuster “Hunger Games” franchise with a much smaller film, securing the lead in the James Franco-directed drama “The Long Home.”

Based on the novel by William Gay, “The Long Home” is set in rural Tennessee in the 1940s, where a young man (Hutcherson) unwittingly goes to work building a honkytonk for the charismatic and diabolical bootlegger who murdered his father ten years prior. He runs into further trouble when he falls for the young woman the bootlegger is grooming to be a prostitute.

Franco is also expected to star, and will produce alongside Rabbit Bandini’s Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis. Robert Halmi Jr and Jim Reeve are executive producing.

Franco previously cast Hutcherson in another directorial effort, “In Dubious Battle,” based on the John Steinbeck novel of the same name. A release date for that film has yet to be announced.

Hutcherson can be seen next in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” which bows in November. He is repped by CAA, The Beddingfield Company and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.

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Josh Hutcherson to Star in James Franco's 'The Long Home' (EXCLUSIVE)
Josh Hutcherson will follow the blockbuster "Hunger Games" franchise with a much smaller film, securing the lead in the James Franco-directed drama "The Long Home." Based on the novel by William Ga...
By Justin Kroll

Josh Hutcherson will follow the blockbuster “Hunger Games” franchise with a much smaller film, securing the lead in the James Franco-directed drama “The Long Home.”
Based on the novel by William Gay, “The Long Home” is set in rural Tennessee in the 1940s, where a young man (Hutcherson) unwittingly goes to work building a honkytonk for the charismatic and diabolical bootlegger who murdered his father ten years prior. He runs into further trouble when he falls for the young woman the bootlegger is grooming to be a prostitute.
Franco is also expected to star, and will produce alongside Rabbit Bandini’s Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis. Robert Halmi Jr and Jim Reeve are executive producing.
Franco previously cast Hutcherson in another directorial effort, “In Dubious Battle,” based on the John Steinbeck novel of the same name. A release date for that film has yet to be announced.
Hutcherson can be seen next in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” which bows in November. He is repped by CAA, The Beddingfield Company and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.

Josh Hutcherson, Zach Braff, Ashley Greene Join James Franco’s ‘In Dubious Battle’

They join Selena Gomez, Bryan Cranston, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris and Nat Wolff
Principal photography commenced today in Georgia on James Franco’s “In Dubious Battle” as a quintet of actors have signed on to join Franco, Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston, Nat Wolff, John Savage and Sam Shepherd in the much anticipated production from Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Pictures, Rabbit Bandini Productions and That’s Hollywood Pictures Production.
The newest actors rounding out the cast are Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”), Zach Braff (“Garden State”), Analeigh Tipton (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”) Ashley Greene (“Twilight” saga) and Ahna O’Reilly (“The Help”).
AMBI Group, the movie development, finance, production and distribution group owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi, is financing the film and producing with Rabbit Bandini Productions and That’s Hollywood Pictures Production.
Producers are Andrea Iervolino (“The Humbling,” “All Roads Lead to Rome”), Lady Monika Bacardi (“The Humbling,” “All Roads Lead to Rome”), Scott Reed, Vince Jolivette, Ron Singer and Iris Torres.
The film is based on Steinbeck’s gritty, realist style novel In Dubious Battle, which portrays the struggle between labor and capital in 1930s America as close to all out warfare.
Writer Matt Rager (“As I Lay Dying”) adapted the feature screenplay based on the novel.
AMBI’s worldwide sales division, AMBI Distribution, co-represents the film’s domestic rights with CAA.
Published in 1936, In Dubious Battle is considered the first major work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Set in a fictionalized valley in California, the story explores themes Steinbeck continued to develop: group behavior, social injustice, man’s inhumanity to man— all themes which continue to be relevant today. A labor conflict between migrant apple pickers and the local growers’ association is the backdrop against which Jim Nolan (Franco) becomes involved in the labor movement and rapidly matures as he learns what it means to do organizational fieldwork.
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Characters From "In Dubious Battle" (Based on the Script)

Lisa’s scenes from “In Dubious Battle” based on the script:

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Frank The Foreman - The orchard’s head foreman. Works for Bolton. Played by Scott Haze.

Bolton (Chris Bolton) - A rich businessman. Owns most of the farmland in that area. Played by Robert Duvall.

London - The apple-pickers leader and their chairman. Played by Vincent D’Onofrio.

Jim Nolan - An inexperienced radical. Goes out on his first mission. Played by Nat Wolff.

Joy - An old radical who get beaten often by the cops. Works with Mac and Edie. Played by Ed Harris.

Mac (McLeod) - An experienced radical and the leader of the strike. Jim’s guide. Played by James Franco.

Ray Nolan - Jim’s father. Was killed from a cop’s riot gun. Played by Jeremy Conner.

Edie (Edith Malone) - A radical middle-aged woman. Friend of Mac. Helps him organize the strike. Played by Ahna O’Reilly.

Dan - An old apple-picker. Falls from a ladder while picking apples. Played by John Savage.

Vera - London’s daughter. Fiery and stubborn. Played by Analeigh Tipton. 

Lisa - London’s sister in law. Tommy’s spouse. Pregnant at the beginning and gives birth later on. Played by Selena Gomez.

Al (Alfred) Anderson - A proprietor of a diner. Helps the radicals in their strike. Played by Tyler Labine (not confirmed) .

Billy - A young apple-picker. Got killed by Bolton’s foremen. Played by ???

Ethel - Old woman, assists in the early stages of Lisa’a labor.

Tommy - Lisa’a husband. Ran off when he found out he’d “knocked her up”.

Vinnie (Vince) - A sullen young apple-picker. He’s a rebel and a troublemaker. Played by Josh Hutcherson.

Mr. Anderson - Al’s father. He owns a farm and allows the strikers to stay in it during their strike. Played by Sam Shepard.

Doc Burton - The strikers’ doctor. Helps the radicals. Played by Tim Blake Nelson (not confirmed).

Cole - Vinnie’s friend and his follower. Played by ???

Burke - A sour man and a apple picker. Played by Alex Morf.

Connor - A mole sent up by Bolton to make trouble at the camp. Played by Zach Braff.

Paul - A young man. Follower of Vinnie. Played by Jacob Loeb.

Eddie - A younger foreman, Frank’s second-in-command. Played by Keegan Allen.

Alice - Bolton’s daughter and his heir. She stands out, gorgeous, and seemingly innocent. Played by Ashley Greene.

Sheriff - The sheriff of the town. Played by Bryan Cranston.

Head Tramp - Hitching a ride on the train-car from the city to the fields. Played by Danny McBride.

Simmons - a gregarious apple picker, a slacker. Played by David Sullivan.

Mr. Thompson - A customer at Al’s diner, local man. Bolton’s friend. Got burned in a fire. Played by Vince Jolivette.

Mrs. Thompson - Mr. Thompson’s wife. Played by Kimberly Crandall.

May - Dan’s daughter. A nurse in the hospital tent. Played by ???