Nia Long to Play Jaden Smith’s Mom in ‘Life in a Year’ Film
Actress Nia Long is set to join her Empire co-star Terrence Howard in the upcoming Will Smith-produced drama Life in a Year. The project is a starring vehicle for Will’s son Jaden, who will play a teenager (Daryn) coming to grips with the cancer diagnosis of his girlfriend, set to be played by model Cara Delevigne. Nia will play Catherine, the spouse of Howard’s no-nonsense patriarch and supportive mother of Daryn.
Set Life: Nia Long on ‘Empire’
Amid reports of diva behavior on the set of Empire, Nia Long’s rep has released a statement calling the rumors “pure nonsense.” As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Nia has been accused in the press of doing everything from showing up late to tapings, to feuding with the show’s leading lady Taraji P. Henson.
Casting Chronicles: Nia Longs Joins ‘The Goldbergs’ Spinoff
Nia Long is returning to television. Just one season after her ABC comedy Uncle Buck was canceled, Nia has decided to rejoin the network- agreeing to co-star in the upcoming spinoff of their hit series The Goldbergs. The 90’s-set dramedy will feature the 45-year old actress as a widowed mother of three who enrolls her children in a school led by an eccentric and quirky cast of characters.
Beaches Remake to Star Nia Long and Idinia Menzel
Actress Nia Long is set to co-star alongside singer Idinia Menzel in the upcoming Lifetime remake of the classic Bette Middler/Barbara Hershey film Beaches. Long will take on the role of Hillary Whitney, originally played by Hershey, while Menzel will take on the role of C.C. Bloom, originally played by Middler. According to Lifetime both characters will get minor background changes and updated storylines.
Roxanne Shante Biopic Lands Actress Nia Long
Looks like Nia Long isn’t sweating the cancellation of her recent ABC sitcom Uncle Buck. Instead, the 44-year old actress has picked herself up and moved on to the next gig, namely a starring role in the upcoming Roxanne Shante biopic.
ABC May Have Shelved Uncle Buck
So, what’s going on with Uncle Buck, the new ABC comedy starring Mike Epps and Nia Long? I periodically find myself looking for the show on HULU, only to come up empty handed. I finally checked the ABC press site, but that yielded little to no answers as to why the show has yet to air, despite it being screened to members of the press months ago. After a bit more digging I discovered the show has yet to be added to ABC’s winter line-up.
Nia Long Returns to TV in the ABC Comedy “Uncle Buck”
Nia Long fans will be pleased to hear the actress will be returning to network television next month when her new ABC comedy Uncle Buck officially makes its prime time debut. I recently got the opportunity to watch the pilot episode- and while Full House style comedies usually aren’t my thing- I found Uncle Buck mostly tolerable thanks to Nia and comedian Mike Epps.
As previously reported, ABC has given the greenlight to Uncle Buck, a new half-hour comedy based off the 1989 John Candy film of the same name.
The television version stars Nia Long, James Lesure, and comedian Mike Epps as the infamously bad babysitter, Uncle Buck.
ABC plans to air the show as part of a Tuesday night comedy block that includes upcoming shows The Real O’Neals and Not Tonight.