Friday, January 13, 2012

Common's New Film LUV

Common is one awesome-dangerous uncle in Sundance crime saga ‘LUV’ 
Anthony Breznican |
January 13, 2012

LUV 180

In the crime drama LUV, one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the Sundance Film Festival, Common (pictured above) stars as Uncle Vincent, an ex-con trying to go straight who takes his young nephew with him on a business trip that inadvertently leads him back down the deadly path he’s been trying to avoid.

Along the way, the kid (played by Michael Rainey Jr.) learns some basic survival skills — like how to drive a car (scary) and, in a scene not shown here, how to shoot a gun (“scary” doesn’t cover it).
Watch the exclusive clip after the jump, and check out a first look at the poster for LUV.
Every kid wants an uncle like the one Common plays, someone who will treat them like adults — even if they’re not. On the flip side,no parents want their kids to have an uncle like this. If he thought hard about it, Uncle Vincent, whose fearsome qualities are tinged with a kind of mournfulness about the person he has become, is more than likely on the parent’s side.

For better or worse, the only thing he knows for sure — the only thing he can share — is how to survive. There’s actually a lot of tenderness in the clip above. The darkness comes later.

“It begins with love, love coming from someone whose been through a lot of pain and struggle,” Common tells EW. “He doesn’t automatically see putting somebody in a situation like that to be as detrimental as it could be.”
Common also recently released his ninth studio album The Dreamer/The Believer, which EW music critic Kyle Anderson rates an A-. (It IS a really good album -Cool Black)


Sheldon Candis' Sundance 2012 Entry "LUV" (Starring Common) To be Acquired By Indomina
TAMBAY | Shadow & Act 

FEBRUARY 8, 2012 10:00 PM

Indomina Entertainment is reportedly close to a deal to acquire Sheldon Candis' Sundance Film Festival 2012 drama LUV (starring Common) - the one film that was on my short list of films to see at the festival that I wasn't able to (hence no review of it from me).

The ink hasn't dried yet, but Deadline says the deal will likely be in the "low seven-figures," and includes "a TV component."

Indomina is the same company that also acquired Ice-T's directorial debut, the rapumentary, Something For Nothing: The Art Of Rap.

As a quick recap, the official synopsis for LUV reads:

An orphaned 11-year-old boy is forced to face the unpleasant truth about his beloved uncle during one harrowing day in the streets of Baltimore. 

Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, and Charles S. Dutton also co-star.

Congrats to Candis, producer Datari Turner and the rest of the LUV crew, assuming the deal is eventually signed, sealed and delivered!

Read my review of LUV EXCLUSIVELY at the 'Nother Brother Entertainment Facebook page here 

Read extensive details on how this independent film was put together via our parent blog 'Nother Brother Entertainment here

Check out the article for exclusive video here

Shadow & Act has the short film that the feature film was based on here

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