Hollywood: Spike Lee Talks Michael Jordan Film, Vivica A. Fox for NAACP

Spike Lee who recently premiered his upcoming film “Miracle at St. Anna” at the Cannes Film Festival revealed plans to release a feature length documentary about Michael Jordan. According to Variety, the NBA & Lee’s 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks will produce the film based on the life of the basketball legend. “Mike wants to come to Cannes, so hopefully we will be here next year,” Lee said of the project due in 2009 including extensive unseen footage shot by NBA cameras during the final two years of Jordan’s career. In theatre related news, Vivica A Fox and David E. Talbert (“First Sunday”) will be honored at the 18th Annual Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Theater Awards June 30th. Hosted by actor/comedian Anthony Anderson and NAACP Image Award winning actress Kimberly Elise, the awards are slated to take place at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Film and Television actress Vivica A. Fox, who recently appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” joins the company of Usher Raymond and Heavy D when she receives this years Spirit Award. Talbert, who scored his first major film success with “First Sunday” earlier this year will be awarded the Trailblazer Award. An established playwright and previous NAACP award winner, Talbert has produced several stage plays including “The Fabric Of A Man” and “Love In The Nick of Tyme.” Former Broadway star / R&B singer Stephanie Mills is scheduled to perform at the event which caps off the inaugural Theater Awards Festival weekend beginning June 27th according to Variety. The NAACP Theater Awards celebrate the evolution of the portrayal of African-Americans in theater from stereotypical caricatures to a more balanced reflection of the black experience as a whole. The award show and festival are sponsored by Los Angeles city councilmen Eric Garcetti and Bernard Parks.

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