Connect with us

General news

Black Panther’s Daniel Kaluuya opens production company, inks deal with Paramount Players

Published

on

Paramount Players has inked a first look deal with Daniel Kaluuya’s production company, 59%.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kaluuya gained prominence with playing lead, strong characters in films that focus on the struggles of black people such as ‘Get Out’ and ‘Black Panther’.

Speaking on the importance of the deal, Kaluuya said, “Over the years, I’ve been blessed to make work that speaks to audiences I identify with whilst pushing the envelope on what’s possible.

“59% will be the home to continue that in a producorial capacity, to bridge the gap between the next wave of storytellers and studios.

“I’m excited that in Paramount Players, I have found a partner that shares the same drive and belief to make cinema that is honest, reflective, inclusive and authored,” he said.

Paramount Players’ Executive VPs of Development, Ali Bell and Matt Dines also released a statement confirming the deal.

They said, “Daniel Kaluuya has always made fearless and bold choices as an actor–pushing the conversation and redefining contemporary culture.

“Knowing he has the same passion and integrity as a producer made him an obvious fit to partner with Paramount Players.

“We are so excited to partner with Daniel on the launch of his company and create a platform for a new generation of filmmakers.”

Kaluuya has been nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor. In 2018, he won the BAFTA Rising Star Award.

He is set to star in ‘Queen & Slim’ alongside Jodi Turner-Smith and also as Fred Hampton in the upcoming Ryan Coogler-produced ‘Jesus Was My Homeboy’.

Anita Eboigbe: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

APC youths leaders laud Gov Akeredolu’s feat in Ondo Strike: NMA warns LASG against escalating impasse with medical doctors Lagos gov’t pays N8.7bn to retirees in 6 months China’s Wanda Film warn a loss 2 executed in Iran after bomb attack Masks, cameras, action! Film production restarts in Californiaho Imbibe spirit of engagement, negotiation for uninterrupted healthcare delivery- Doctors DR Congo police fire tear gas to disperse protests over election chief Kogi Govt. approves construction, reticulation of Osara Water Scheme Ogun assesses business outfits ahead of post Coronavirus operations NiMet predicts cloudiness, rains Wednesday to Friday Death toll rises in Azerbaijan-Armenia border clashes Pastor, 59, allegedly defiles girl, 10 in Ogun Coronavirus : Abide by NCDC protocols before reopening schools, stakeholders tell Kogi Govt. 7 police officers killed in autocrash in Kaduna NEXIM bank clarifies N50bn alleged fraud, says says money used for 62 projects, others Ebonyi inaugurates committee to recruit 13,000 for FG’s Special Works Programme NSE All-Share down 0.36% on banking stocks sell pressure Turkey allows visitors to Hagia Sophia outside prayers, icons remain Buratai lauds Zamfara Ruga project, urges other governors to take cue Death toll in Colombian fuel truck explosion rises to 38 German court says Tesla may not use term ‘autopilot’ in advertising Coronavirus: Capital market operators say recapitalisation not desirable for now Supreme Court: Gov. Diri, wife, deputy, others dedicate victory to God, again seek opponents’ partnership  FRSC takes Coronavirus enlightenment campaign to motor parks in Kwara Abdulrazaq invites EFCC to probe Kwara LG funds Reps endorse Okonjo-Iweala for WTO Director-General Iraqi children’s hospital fighting to keep cancer patients safe from Coronavirus Insecurity : IGP approves two units of mobile police force for Kogi Coronavirus: It is criminal not to wear masks – Iwu Go for voluntary Coronavirus tests, Anambra Govt urges residents Ogun Assembly warns LG chiefs against illegal collection of fees Bode Oyewole, ex-3SC chairman, is dead Lagos Govt inaugurates 36-chamber mortuary Oyo NUJ mourns veteran journalist, Bode Oyewole Africa’s Coronavirus cases surpass 600, 000 – WHO Forum hails FG’s decision on school resumption Israel records second direct flight from Nigeria Building collapse: Nasarawa State Govt. to monitor engineers’ actitivities Sneijder latest top Dutch footballer considering comeback Coronavirus: NGO distributes 10,000 soap bars to households in Enugu Court remands man in State CID’s custody over alleged rape LCCI seeks OPS inclusion in ESP Committee for economic recovery Gov. Ortom warns against criminality in Benue CSOs recommend sanitary pads use to boost girl-child enrolment in Gombe  Lagos Coronavirus cases surpass 12,500 Braimoh’s demise: Lagos Assembly directs lawmakers to undergo Coronavirus test Health workers’ strike: Nasarawa Assembly wants scholarships for indigenous medical students China’s central bank injects 30bn yuan into market Food security: Our farm settlements will be resuscitated soon — Ogun Govt.