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[02/04/14 - 08:49 AM]
Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr., Aunjanue Ellis and Lyriq Bent Set to Star in "The Book of Negroes" from Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One Television
The show is slated to air on CBC in Canada and BET Networks in the US.

[06/11/13 - 05:00 AM]
Lawrence Hill's Tour de Force Novel, "The Book of Negroes," to Be Adapted to a Mini-Series for CBC and BET
The mini-series is written by multiple-award winning filmmaker Clement Virgo and co-written by Lawrence Hill.







BOOK OF NEGROES, THE (BET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from Entertainment One's press release, February 2014) Academy Award(R), Golden Globe(R) and Primetime Emmy(R) winner Louis Gossett Jr., Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., Aunjanue Ellis and Lyriq Bent will star in Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and leading independent studio Entertainment One Television's (eOne) epic dramatic mini-series adaptation of The Book of Negroes, based on the Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning novel by Lawrence Hill (published in the US, Australia and New Zealand as Someone Knows My Name). Ben Chaplin and Allan Hawco will also join the star-studded cast along with Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee and Primetime Emmy Award winner Jane Alexander. Principal photography begins this week in South Africa, kicking off Black History Month, and continues in Nova Scotia this spring. The show is slated to air on CBC in Canada and BET Networks in the US. The mini-series is co-written by multiple-award winning filmmaker Clement Virgo (The Wire, POOR BOY'S GAME) and by novelist Lawrence Hill. Clement Virgo will direct.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aunjanue Ellis
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Louis Gossett Jr.
· Lyriq Bent
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Niven as CO-PROD
· Carrie Stein as EP
· Clement Virgo as WRTR/DIR/EP
· Damon D'Oliveira as EP
· Daniel Iron as EP
· Lance Samuels as EP
· Lawrence Hill as WRTR/BOOK
· Michael Levine as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Conquering Lion Pictures
· Entertainment One Television
· Idlewild Films
· Out Of Africa Entertainment