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Cameron Crowe Will Direct New Sony Pictures Film, “Spokane”

Who will play Rachel Dolezal in the new Sony Pictures film,
Who will play Rachel Dolezal in the new Sony Pictures film, “Spokane?”

HOLLYWOOD, California  (The Adobo Chronicles) – Sony Pictures just announced that Cameron Crowe has been chosen to direct a new film about the white woman who has been posing as African American.  The film is titled “Spokane,” named after the city in which Rachel Dolezal headed the local NAACP chapter.

Crowe, who has come under fire for casting white actress Emma Stone as Allison Ng, a part Hawaiian and part Chinese character in the film, “Aloha,” is not taking any chances this time around.

Crowe wanted to cast Dolezal to play herself in the new movie, but he eventually nixed the idea, saying she was not “white enough.”

An open casting call has been scheduled  next week in Hollywood.


FILM STILL DO NOT PURGE -    Bradley Cooper, left, and Rachel McAdams star in Columbia Pictures'
Bradley Cooper, left, and Rachel McAdams star in Columbia Pictures’ “Aloha,” also starring Emma Stone.

HONOLULU, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles) – Imagine a film set in paradise — Hawaii — where no Hawaiians, Asians or other Pacific Islanders live.

That’s the take-away from Columbia Pictures’ new film, ‘Aloha’ opening next week in theaters nationwide.

Directed by Cameron Crowe (‘Jerry Maguire’), the film features a stellar cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, Rachel McAdams, and Alec Baldwin.

The film is about a celebrated military contractor who returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.

(Couldn’t they have filmed it in North Carolina?)

An Asian-American group is blasting  Crowe for having “whitewashed” Asian-Pacific Islanders out of his new film set in Hawaii.

Other groups, including many that consist of Hawaii residents, are threatening to boycott the film.

In an effort to quell growing criticism, Columbia Pictures announced today that it has changed the title of the film to ‘AlowHa’ which many critics are calling a new “low” in desperate damage-control.

We think it’s  ALOWblowtoHAwaii.


annieMinneapolis, Minnesota (The Adobo Chronicles) – Target, one of the nation’s big box stores, just launched a new girls’ clothing line that it is calling Annie for Target.

The launch was perfectly timed with the showing of the film, Annie in theaters nationwide.  The film stars black actress Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role.

In celebration of the iconic story, Target partnered with Sony Pictures’ “Annie” costume designer, Renée Ehrlich Kalfus, on a collection of girl’s apparel and accessories that captures the essence of the movie’s spirited characters.

There was one big problem:  all the models used in the Target ads were white.

There is speculation on social media that Target refused to use black models for fear that its clothing line will not be patronized by consumers who are upset that the film stars a black instead of Caucasian actress.

Although the Annie character is fictitious, many Americans had always envisioned a white girl playing the role, just like on Broadway and in musical theaters worldwide.

In a statement issued today, Target said “this is not about race” as it prepared to launch another clothing line for adult women, Selma for Target. Its promo ads also features all Caucasian women, and is being launched in connection with the current theater run of another film, Selma, about the legendary Martin Luther King.