Connect with us

Walk of Fame

Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans To Reunite For ‘The Five Heartbeats’ Broadway Run

Published

on

Upon its release, The Five Heartbeats brought something new to moviegoers with its tale about Motown singers. While gaining mixed reviews, the film, which was co-written by Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans, earned a cult following. Now, fans can see it in a whole different way.

Take It To Broadway

The Five Heartbeats is due to be Broadway bound in the near future. This production will reunite Townsend and Wayans to work on a stage version of the film. Townsend also revealed that some unnamed talent will help them bring this to life.

“There is a composer, Grammy-Award winner, a guy who has won some big awards who already said he will write an original song for us,” Townsend said in a press release.

No Major Names Needed

The Five Heartbeats originally had a home at Warner Bros. until the company decided to drop the film. With Fox picking it up, Townsend was ready to sit in the director’s chair. One of the biggest concerns about the film involved the cast. Since Townsend was trying to save cash, he hired a cast of smaller actors.

Among the cast were Harry Lennix, who portrayed General Swanwick in the DCEU, and Roger Rose, who became a successful voice actor.

Keep On Beating

This news coincides with Townsend promoting a documentary surrounding the making of the film. Making The Five Heartbeats finds him reuniting with the other Heartbeats to discuss their filming experiences.

When it comes to fans, Townsend is grateful they came along for the ride. “Every time I go to the airport or go to the cleaners, gas stations, it’s like, ‘Why did you cast him?’ ‘How did you find these actors?’ ‘That music, man, the little scene with the sister…’ I would get all these things and then one day, people would say ‘Are you going to do a sequel? Do a sequel,” he told Vibe.

Walk of Fame

Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Sister Wives’ Star Kody Brown

TLC’s Kody Brown rocked the world in 2010 in the premiere of the network’s reality show, Sister Wives. Viewers were immediately intrigued by Brown’s polygamist lifestyle and they wanted to know more. Now nine years later, fans still have their questions. Who exactly is Kody Brown? Is there more to him than meets the eye? Married To Four Women As...

Published

on

Continue Reading

Walk of Fame

These Stars Hated Their Own Iconic Characters

These stars have admitted they hated their own iconic characters, and while there’s a few that somehow make sense, we can’t believe some of these actors regret their most iconic characters. At the end of the day there will always be instances where the final result is just too far from the film they’d imagined, and others times…it’s just for the money. So which of your favorite actors simply wasn’t feeling their most iconic role? Read on to find out.

Published

on

Continue Reading

Walk of Fame

Celebrities Who Save The Day: 25 Amazing Moments Of Heroism

They’ve played quick-thinking action heroes and special agents on screen, and when a real-life disaster went down before their eyes, these celebs barely even blinked. A surprising number of A-listers have been ready to help save the day, and their astounding actions ultimately rescued some lives.

Published

on

Continue Reading