Fox Cancels ‘Shots Fired’
Shots Fired has been canceled by Fox. The provocative drama about the shooting of an unarmed teen in a small southern town will not be returning for a second season. Starring Sanaa Lathan and Stephen James, the show was originally added to Fox’s mid-season lineup and billed as a nine-episode event series.
Sanaa Lathan Stars in American Assassin
As previously reported, actress Sanaa Lathan is set to co-star alongside Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton and Shiva Negar in the upcoming Lionsgate film American Assassin. With an official release date of September 15th, the studio is kicking off promo early, having just unveiled the first trailer and several character posters.
Actress Sanaa Lathan Hits the Club Scene
After several months of filming Shots Fired in Atlanta- actress Sanaa Lathan is finally back in Los Angeles and enjoying the city’s robust nightlife. The 44-year old beauty was spotted by the paps earlier this week leaving the Catch Nightclub with several girlfriends. Sanaa’s downtown however will be short lived as she’s presently set to start shooting on several new films- including The Black Macbeth and American Assassins– which co-stars Taylor Kitsch and Michael Keaton.
Sanaa Lathan to Star in Fox Event Series “Shots Fired”
Sanaa Lathan’s upcoming Fox event series officially has an air date and a name. Shots Fired will follow the dramatic events of a racially charged shooting of a white teen by a black police officer in a small town in Tennessee. The series is written and produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood.
Via press release, David Madden, the President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, said “Gina and Reggie have crafted a profoundly moving portrayal of a timely and sensitive issue that pervades our culture at this very moment. This is not only an important story to tell, but also an explosive mystery-thriller.”
Actress Sanaa Lathan has officially launched her own foundation. The self-titled Sanaa Lathan Foundation is an organization, that according to its mission statement, is dedicated to helping young women transition from foster care to adult independence.
According to Sanaa, as girls age out of the foster care system, they often find themselves alone and with few resources. “That is where my foundation comes in,” she recently NPR. “We assist young women in furthering their education, acquiring job skills and employment, even housing if needed.”
Sanaa Lathan is covering the latest edition of Kontrol magazine. The 43-year old actress is super hot right now, having scored a massive hit with her most recent film The Perfect Guy. Sanaa quickly followed up that success by landing two new roles, one in the Fox mini-series The Incident, and the other as the lead in the film adaptation of Omar Tyree’s book Flyy Girl.
Sanaa spoke to Kontrol about her continued success, and how she manages to stay working despite the lack of opportunities for black actresses in Hollywood. She also spoke about the rumors surrounding a supposed sequel to Love & Basketball. Check out a few choice excerpts below, as well as her photo shoot.
Sanaa Lathan recently took time out of her busy shooting schedule to show off her home to People magazine.
The 43-year old actress gave the publication a tour of her Hollywood Hills retreat, which she describes as a zen treehouse. “There is a huge California Oak right outside my window,” Sanaa told the magazine. “I’m positive it helps me sleep better. The energy from it is just so massive and powerful.”
Actress Sanaa Lathan will reunite with writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood for a special Fox mini-series tentatively titled The Incident.
Sanaa will play a special prosecutor sent to a small town to investigate the shooting of a white teen by an African American police officer. The project is being written, directed and co-produced by Prince-Bythewood, who gave Sanaa her first big break when she cast her alongside Omar Epps in the film Love & Basketball (2000).