‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Is Making A Movie About The Thai Cave Rescue

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So that Hollywood doesn’t “whitewash” the story

Jon M. Chu's highly anticipated adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians has yet to hit theaters, but he's already preparing for his next movie. The director just announced that he's looking to make a film about the Thai soccer team that was miraculously rescued from the Tham Luang caves in Thailand in order to prevent Hollywood from whitewashing it. His announcement comes a day after Pure Flix CEO and managing partner Michael Scott, who is white, announced that the company is seeking the movie rights to the story.

The team, which consists of 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach, had been missing since June 23. The group made headlines over the past three weeks as rescue divers, Navy SEALS, and government officials worked tirelessly to extricate them. On Tuesday, the last of the group were successfully rescued.

"I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story," Chu wrote on Twitter. "No way. Not on our watch. That won’t happen or we’ll give them hell. There’s a beautiful story [about] human beings saving other human beings. So anyone thinking [about] the story better approach it right & respectfully."

He went on to explain that the greatest lesson he learned while making Crazy Rich Asians was that "we must tell our stories especially the important ones so history doesn't get it wrong," before adding that he's not going to wait around to see how "others 'interpret' this important story."

Deadline reports that Chu and Ivanhoe Pictures President John Penotti are already "in negotiations with Thailand’s Navy and government to develop the film."

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.