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Terrence Howard and Craig Brewer Re-Team for Charley Pride Biopic

October 04, 2006 02:20:23 GMT

Terrence Howard and director Craig Brewer are set to work together again after "Hustle & Flow."


The nice collaboration continues. Variety has revealed that Terrence Howard and director Craig Brewer have both agreed to once again join forces to work on another project together after the success of "Hustle & Flow."

The two will develop a biographical feature of legendary singer Charley Pride which is not yet titled. Howard is said to be billed as the country icon and will sing his songs and play guitar for the project as Joaquin Phoenix did in "Walk the Line." Meanwhile, the film itself will be made with focusing on Pride's relationship with his wife, Rozene, whom he met when he was playing for the Memphis Red Sox.

Howard, who landed best leading actor nomination at this year's Academy Awards, has acted in more than 45 screen features since his foray into entertainment industry in early 1990s. He recently appeared in Universal's musical drama "Idlewild" alongside Andre Benjamin and Antwan 'Big Boi' Patton of Outkast.

As for Brewer, the Virginia-born filmmaker first started his career in directing field through a dramatic feature entitled "The Poor and Hungry" (2000) which was produced using a $20,000 inheritance. His upcoming work, "Black Snake Moan", is scheduled to open in theaters on February 23 next year.

© AceShowbiz.com



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posted by mvsimmons on Oct 05, 2006
My mother was Road Manager for Charley Pride for a short period when I was ten. That was thirty years ago and I remember every moment of the first time I met him and saw him in concert. I always thought I'd write Charley Pride's life story but now I hope this project can capture the essence of an original artist with a baritone voice smooth enough to melt prejudice and ease racial tension ( if only for a few hours at a time)in a tempestuous time. A black man prospering in a white world of country music played an integral role in racial tolerance in the south. Charley Pride's music and demeanor peacefully caused a giant crack in the dam of racism in America and he did for country music what Jackie Robinson did for baseball. At the very least this subject should be touched upon in a story about Charley Pride. At best this story will help younger and future generations understand his career was more than entertaining it was important. And I hope the humility and kindness that was so prevalent in Charley Pride comes across in this film. Thanks Mr. Pride for the joy you’ve brought into this world and for the class you’ve shown through it all.

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