Samuel L. Jackson, Wynton Marsalis and NBA star Chris Paul have signed on to narrate Black Magic, an ESPN documentary chronicling the Civil Rights movement through the prism of basketball programs at historically African-American universities.According to the Reporter, the doc will premiere March 16 — following the cabler's NCAA tourney selection show (Go, 'Cuse!) — and wrap up the following night.
We wrapped shooting in April. We then had two-and-a-half months off. We actors go our separate ways to discover ourselves in different roles.Michael Irby headed off to New Orleans to shoot a jazz movie featuring Wynton Marsalis. Demore Barnes went back home to Canada and worked on his own film project. Abby Brammell traveled to Bangkok, where her tattooed blues-singing husband was making his acting premiere in a Sylvester Stallone movie.I returned to Dallas to start a home-renovation project. My aunt Virginia currently lives in the atomic ranch-style house as I go back and forth to L.A. I'm moving in another aunt who has a disabled daughter by the end of the year and wanted to make the home wheelchair accessible ramps, wider doors, a new bathroom so I find a contractor who says they can knock the job out in three weeks. In my mind I tack on a couple of extra weeks, thinking I'll still have plenty of time to sit on a beach in Tahiti during the remaining hiatus and "rene...