Actor and producer, Wesley Snipes has moved from APA to CAA talent agency, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Snipes has received praise for his recent role in the Netflix original “Dolemite Is My Name.” The movie also stars Eddie Murphy, and first premiered in September in Toronto. “Affecting a fancier-than-thou pretentious, Snipes steals his first scene and several others,” critic John DeFore wrote in THR’s review of the film.
The actor’s career is flourishing again with new opportunities ahead. Snipes is set to star in Paramount’s very own Coming 2 America as a brand new character. He also has a role in the upcoming film, RZA’s heist thriller, Cut Throat City which is being released by Well Go USA.
As many may know, Snipes career skyrocketed between the 1980s and early 1990s. He starred in the following movie hits, the baseball comedy, “Major League” in 1989, jazz drama “Mo’ Better Blues” in 1990, and the crime action film “New Jack City,” in 1991. During this time, Snipes also had a role in Spike Lee’s erotic film, “Jungle Fever,” and received an MTV Movie Award nomination for “Best Villian.”
The martial-arts trained star, has taken on great roles in the film industry over the years; “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Passenger 57,” “Rising Sun,” “Demolition Man” (another MTV Best Villain nomination), and “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar,” as well as the box-office hit— Blade trilogy. Snipes was the first actor to be a part of a Marvel film created for a black superhero character. The movie franchise has earned $1.2 billion worldwide.
By: Aaliyah Ford
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