Saturday, April 20, 2024

UPDATE: “True Detective” Producer/Director Making “Black Kid” for HBO


UPDATE 8/12: EXCLUSIVE Cary Fukunaga, director and producer of “True Detective” on HBO, has a new credit. Sources tell me he’s exec producing a new film called “Black Kid.” The director is Rob Meyer, and screenplay is by Annie J. Howell. An offer is said to be out now to a name black actor to play the title character’s father– the title character is a mixed race 12 year old who moves from the city to Idaho with his parents.

I’m toldĀ the film will shoot in New York state, however, substituting for the potato center of the world. And while the central theme is about a biracial pre-teen, as far as I can tell everyone working on the film is white. But that’s the magic of filmmaking.

There are a few producers, most notably Jared Ian Goldman, who worked on two films I really liked: “The Wackness” and “Solitary Man.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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