Casting News: Marlon Wayans Recruits His Pals for 50 Shades of Black

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  Marlon Wayans attends the Premiere of Relativity Studios and BET Networks' "Beyond The Lights"  at ArcLight Hollywood on November 12, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

Casting News: Marlon Wayans Recruits His Pals for 50 Shades of Black

Plus, Rosario Dawson joins Katherine Heigl for Unforgettable.

Published August 14, 2015

Marlon Wayans is racking up the talent for his upcoming spoof, 50 Shades of Black. The actor has recruited some familiar faces for the comedy, including Mike Epps, Affion Crockett and Kali Hawk — who will play the young woman "drawn" to Wayans's character Christian Black. 

Filming for the spoof comedy has begun in Los Angeles, with Wayans starring in, writing and producing the film. 50 Shades of Black is scheduled to hit theaters early next year.

Meanwhile, Rosario Dawson will join Katherine Heigl for Unforgettable, a female-centric thriller that is the directorial debut of veteran Hollywood producer Denise Di Novi. Dawson will play a woman struggling to start a new life with a new husband and his daughter, but finds herself tormented by the man’s manipulative and mentally unstable ex-wife (Heigl).

Watch our sit-down with Dawson talking about her last film, Top Five, below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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