Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Will Make Directing Debut with Sexy “Louisiana Caviar”


EXCLUSIVE The casting call for Cuba Gooding Jr.’s directorial debut calls for nudity, so let’s hope it’s a sexy movie and not dismemberment or something.

“Louisiana Caviar” is the title of the film, to be directed by Gooding and starring him and Famke Janssen. Shooting starts at the end of this month for four weeks in the humid state. Hilary Shor, Steve Straka, Peter Toumbekis and Anjul Nigam are producing.

The story: Gooding plays Rodney, a former boxing champ now a nightclub bouncer, who gets mixed up in a thriller involving a sex tape. The screenplay is by Eitan Gorlin and Owen Templeton.

It’s about time Cuba made his directing debut. And now he’s got time as he waits to start Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story” about Hurricane Katrina.

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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