Premiere Of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 6 - Arrivals
Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez

Regina King Will Tell The Historic Story Of The 70s Atlanta Child Murders From Her Own Lens

Regina King is teaming up with "American Crime" producer John Ridley for new FX drama. 

We already know what Regina King is capable of when she steps in front of the camera, thanks to her brilliant performance in American Crime. But now, the Emmy Award winner is getting the opportunity to boast her skills behind the scenes in an upcoming drama series. King is reportedly set to produce No Place Safe, a show about the Atlanta child murders that rocked the south in the 70s and 80s. The actress will also double as the lead in the small screen project, which is based off of Kim Reid's 2007 memoir.

To bring the story to life, King is teaming up with American Crime producer and creator John Ridley and Empire writer Wendy Calhoun, Deadline reports. Similar to the original memoir, the thriller will depict the coming-of-age story set in 1979 Atlanta through the eyes of a then-13-year-old Reid. The story follows Reid's mother, who was the lead investigator in the Fulton County District Attorney's Office at the time, as she searches for the serial killer responsible for the deaths of 29 young black boys.

While the FX series will focus on the manhunt for the killer, the historic investigation reportedly came to a close when Atlanta native, Wayne Williams, was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the murder of two adults in 1982. Following his sentencing, Fulton police connected Williams to the child murder cases.

No Safe Place reportedly stems from a deal King inked with ABC Studios in Jan. 2017. Ridley is also under contract with ABC. Other details regarding additional casting and a production timeline have not been revealed at this time. Stay tuned for more announcements about King's latest project.

 

From the Web

More on Vibe

Dominik Bindi

Video Surfaces Of Osundairo Brothers Buying Supplies For Jussie Smollett Attack

A new video of the Osundairo brothers, the two who alleged Jussie Smollett hired them to stage an attack in Chicago earlier this year, has surfaced online. The video shows Ola and Abel Osundairo purchasing supplies that were allegedly used in the attack.

The video, which was obtained by CBS, shows the two brothers stepping up to the cashier's counter to buy ski masks, gloves, bandanas, sunglasses, and red hats that resembled MAGA hats. At one point in the video, Abel pulls his hood over his head, perhaps in an attempt to avoid showing his face on surveillance cameras.

EXCLUSIVE:

I tracked down surveillance of the Osundairo's buying supplies before "attack"

Sources say Jussie Smollet told brothers what to buy.

Countless phone calls placed for this.

Visited more stores than I wish to admit. @cbschicago https://t.co/GT6h2g6Y9a pic.twitter.com/ULr3UTDe9Q

— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) February 20, 2019

CBS2 reports that the brothers bought the suspected supplies the day before the "attack" on Jussie. While previous videos obtained by the Chicago PD suggest the attackers were wearing ski masks at the time, the new footage does not confirm that Smollett orchestrated the attack.

The Empire actor has reportedly agreed to sit down with the police for another interview. Check out the new video below.

Continue Reading
Getty Images

Daniel Kaluuya And Lakeith Stanfield To Star In Fred Hampton Movie

Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are reportedly being considered for roles in the upcoming film, Jesus Was My Homeboy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie, which will be produced by Ryan Coogler and distributed by Warner Bros., will depict the assassination of Black Panther activist Fred Hampton.

If the ink dries on the deal, Kaluuya will play Hampton. Stanfield will play William O’Neal, the FBI informant who went undercover and infiltrated the Black Panthers in order to obtain information that assisted in Hampton's assassination. Jesus Was My Homeboy will look at the rise and death of Hampton through the perspective of FBI informant O'Neal.

As previously noted, Fred Hampton was an activist and organizer of the Black Panther Party who quickly climbed the ranks to become its chairman of the Illinois chapter and deputy chairman. He was murdered in 1969 at the age of 21, by a tactical unit with orders from the FBI and Chicago Police Department.

Shaka King will reportedly direct the film and and produce from a script he wrote with Will Berson. Jesus Was My Homeboy does not have a release date at this time.

Continue Reading
Mike Powell /Allsport

HBO Releases 'Leaving Neverland' Trailer And March Premiere Date

Since the reveal of a contentious documentary on Michael Jackson was announced, the conversation surrounding HBO's upcoming project has continued to increase. Now, the powerhouse cable network unveiled the Leaving Neverland trailer which depicts the recollections of two men who were reportedly sexually abused when they were boys by Jackson.

Within the trailer, James Safechuck and Wade Robson discuss certain moments that they held as secrets for decades. "He told me if they ever found out what we were doing, he and I would go to jail for the rest of our lives," Wade says in the visual. The Dan Reed-directed film also features interviews with the two men's families and significant others.

In response to the doc's Sundance premiere, Jackson's family issued a statement calling out the reel's developers. "The creators of this film were not interested in the truth," the family's statement reads. "They never interviewed a single solitary soul who knew Michael except the two perjurers and their families. That is not journalism, and it's not fair, yet the media are perpetuating these stories."

Watch the trailer below ahead of its two-night premiere on March 3-4.

Continue Reading

Top Stories