News

Bobby Womack biopic in the works

Bobby Womack biopic in the works

BOBBY WOMACK: The "Across 110th Street" singer's longtime tour manager and friend Don Smalls is masterminding the movie and admits he already has a 120-page script that Womack approved before his death in June. Photo: Associated Press

Mos Def and Samuel L. Jackson have emerged as the frontrunners to play Bobby Womack in a biopic about the soul legend, who died earlier this year.

The “Across 110th Street” singer’s longtime tour manager and friend Don Smalls is masterminding the movie and admits he already has a 120-page script that Womack approved before his death in June.

Smalls says, “There has been talk of Mos Def and Samuel L. Jackson, but we’re also interested in casting an unknown.

“I think with the right producer and director, this could be a real blockbuster. The new James Brown biopic (“Get On Up”) is one thing, but this has the makings of becoming a classic. There’s such a story to tell.

“I’ve got a great script and we’re in the process of tweaking that as I speak.”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Hunger Games’ tops box office, sets new record

Fresh
In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" tallied $123 million in ticket sales to score the year's biggest U.S. opening.

in Music, Sports

Katy Perry to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Fresh
katyperry

The "Roar" hitmaker oins the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé and Prince to perform at the NFL's Super Bowl halftime show.

in Music

Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances

Fresh
pitbull

Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the AMAs.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll

Updated
19-overlay3

The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 24

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.