Movie Shot in New Orleans Gets Oscar-Qualifying Run

NEW ORLEANS – “Black and White,” a movie shot in New Orleans and stars Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, will open in a limited engagement on Dec. 3, to qualify for awards consideration, according to Austin Siegemund-Broka with The Hollywood Reporter.

         The drama will run for one week in December and then be released again in January 2015.

Siegemund-Broka reports the film was written and directed by “Reign Over Me's” Mike Binder, and centers on a grandfather (Costner) who is drawn into a legal battle when his bi-racial granddaughter's grandmother (Spencer) seeks custody of the girl.

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Additional cast members include Anthony Mackie, “Breaking Bad's” Bill Burr, “Community's” Gillian Jacobs and “Zero Dark Thirty's” Jennifer Ehle.

         Siegemund-Broka reports “Black and White” premiered in Toronto to critical acclaim and awards buzz and it was picked up for distribution by Relativity a month later.

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