The film is through actor Channing Tatum’s production company 33andOut Prods.
Release Date: 20 July 2012
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman
Who can forget the slinky Eartha Kitt in the campy television series “Batman”? She personified the role of arch super-villain Catwoman. Other actresses dimmed in comparison with her, but that didn’t stop Hollywood from casting Lee Meriwether, Julie Newmar (who got close, but not quite), and Michelle Pfeiffer. Arguably, Halle Berry portrayed the Catwoman in the film of the same name, but the movie was nothing compared to the actual comic book character.
The new Batman movie is slated for release in 2012, but there’s been no mention of the Catwoman character. Maybe if the creators thought hard enough, they would surprise us by casting one of these sultry sisters in homage to the late, great, Eartha Kitt… purrrrr…
America is finally waking up to the fact that not all Black actresses (or Black women characters) need to look like colored-in Barbie dolls with five pounds of hairweave to be fierce and in the forefront! (Think of contemporary sisters like Janelle Monáe and Rihanna.)
But there have always been some cutting edge Black women in film who we openly cheered on while others had question marks over their heads.
Here’s to the edgier sisters in film who rocked the screen and took us to “a whole ‘notha level”!
Debby played “Gretchen,” the Manager of the Sex Pistols in the movie “Sid & Nancy” (1986)
Grace has been in several movies, the most memorable being “Zula”” in “Conan the Destroyer” (alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger) and James Bond villain “May Day” in “A View to a Kill” (1985).
Who could forget the all and powerful “Aunty Entity” of the bombed-out futureworld in “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” (1985)? Now we could see how she got out of her relationship with Ike Turner in one piece…
De’Adre rocked out with the best of them in Spike Lee’s movie adaptation of the hit musical “Passing Strange” (2009).
The epic and creative movie “Sin City” (1998) sizzled with the Rosario Dawson playing “Gail,”‘ the leader of one of the hottest and scariest gang of girls in this city of vice.
Retro, horror king Rob Zombie has just completed his animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, due for release in 2009. The animated feature will star Rosario Dawson –star of Seven Pounds with Will Smith– who gets top billing as the voice of Velvet Von Black.Paul Giamatti will play Dr. Satan.
In usual Rob Zombie-style, his wife Sheri Moon Zombie is cast as El Superbeasto’s sidekick and sister, Suzi X. It should be another freakfest, given Zombie’s past forays into horror, namely, House of a 1,000 Corpses, and The Devil’s Rejects. Yeah, just lose one afternoon watching either of these films so you can ask your friends, “What in the hell did I just watch?”