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The Hollywood Reporter – July 12, 2019

‘Django Unchained’ Producer Reginald Hudlin to Direct Sports Drama for Disney+ (Exclusive)

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Hudlin is also the co-creator of fan-favorite ‘Black Panther’ character Shuri.

Reginald Hudlin, the Oscar-nominated Django Unchained producer who directed the Thurgood Marshall film Marshall, has signed on to helm an untitled Clemson sports drama for Disney+.

The project is based on the true story of Ray Ray McElrathbey, who, as a freshman football player for Clemson University, started secretly raising his 11-year-old brother on campus due to his mother’s issues with addiction. The story made national news in 2006. 

Randy McKinnon is the current writer. Mark Ciardi, whose credits include numerous sports dramas such as The Rookie and Million Dollar Arm, is producing.

Disney+ is Disney’s streaming service that is girding itself for a November launch. Among the new offerings ready to go will be the Star Wars series The Mandalorian, as well as several new movies, with a live-action Lady and the Tramp among them. Also coming will be the YA adaptation Star Girland the period adventure movie Togo.

Hudlin is a veteran director whose work has ranged from movies such as House Party to TV shows as diverse as the dramas Bones and Murder in the First and the comedies The Bernie Mac Show andModern Family. The last feature he directed was 2017’s Marshall, which starred Chadwick Boseman.  

Hudlin has also served as a writer in comics, notably on Marvel’s Black Panther title, and is the co-creator of Shuri, the sister of the Wakandan hero that was played by Letitia Wright in the movies.

Hudlin is repped by CAA.

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KCRW – “The Business” – July 12, 2019

Reginald Hudlin on writing ‘Black Panther’ comics and running BET…at the same time

Hosted by Kim Masters 

Director Reginald Hudlin’s most recent project is the Netflix documentary ‘The Black Godfather,’ which tells the story of Clarence Avant–a behind-the-scenes force in music, movies and politics for more than 50 years. 

Hudlin burst on the industry scene with the 1990 Sundance hit ‘House Party,’ which he wrote and directed. Since then he’s stayed busy writing and directing movies and TV–he was a producer on ‘Django Unchained,’ which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Picture in 2012. 

Hudlin’s had his share of other jobs too–sometimes concurrently!–as was the case when he found himself writing ‘Black Panther’ comics and running BET. 

He tells us about those hectic years, and explains why he thinks the movie ‘Blade’ is pivotal to the success of Marvel movies. 


Reginald Hudlin – Director, producer, screenwriter – @reghud

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