Regina King and Dana Dane Team Up for Cinderfella Film
Emmy-winning actress and director Regina King is teaming up with legendary rapper Dana Dane to turn his 1987 hit Cinderfella into a modern-day hip-hop opera. For those of you unfamiliar with the rap classic, Cinderfella tells the story of a guy from Brooklyn who’s treated badly by his two step-brothers. In swoops his fairy godfather, Hurb, who eventually saves the day just in time for the big house party. But instead of glass slippers, Hurb treats Cinderfella to a fresh pair of sneakers.
HBO’s hit drama The Leftovers is back for a second season and will be adding Emmy winner Regina King to their cast.
King, along with Jasmin Savoy, Kevin Carroll and Jovan Adepto will play the Murphys, one of only a handful of families who survived a cataclysmic event that wiped over 140 million people off the face of the planet.
Dawn Lewis (A Different World), Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Ali), and Regina King were just a few of the Brown Sista actresses who showed up at the 9900 Club in Beverly Hills, California to take part in TV One’s roast of actor/comedian John Witherspoon.
Actress Regina King will join the cast of Fox’s “24” this fall, and D.B. Woodside, who plays the brother of the assassinated President David Palmer, will star as a series regular – the newly elected president. King will come on board as the Palmer sister, Angela, a high-powered attorney. The sixth season of “24” starts in January.