The GLAAD Wrap: Angel Haze's new project and NBC's new 'Hart to Hart'

Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.

1) It was announced today that out actress Ruby Rose has joined the cast of the sixth and final installment of the Resident Evil film series. Rose will appear alongside series star Milla Jovovich and returning actress Ali Larter in the story of humans tryign to survive a zombie apocolypse and thwart an evil A.I. intent on wiping out humanity, which is based on the long-running video game series from Capcom.  Helmed by writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson, the film has already begun production in South Africa.

2) Strand Releasing will handle distribution for the French lesbian love story Summertime, which is set in 1970s Paris.  The film is directed by Catherine Corsini and stars Cecile De France and Izia Higelin as two woman from different backgrounds living at the height of the feminist movement who fall for one another, and screened at TIFF this past weekend.

3) NBC has given a script commitment for a remake of the classic TV series Hart to Hart which will this time follows a gay male couple who solve crimes together.  Deadline describes the project as "a modern and sexy retelling" that focuses on "'by the book' attorney Jonathan Hart and free-spirited investigator Dan Hartman, who must balance the two sides of their life: action-packed crime-solving in the midst of newly found domesticity."  The project comes from producer Carol Mendelsohn and writer Christopher Fife.

4) Rapper and singer Angel Haze released their new project Back to the Woods this week, which is their follow up to 2013's Dirty Gold.  Made with producer Ty Kayembe, Woods is being described as much darker and more raw than Gold.  You can stream the tracks at Soundcloud.

5) Rapper Bre-Z is set to play a new lesbian rapper on the hit FOX series Empire in a recurring role, and will be introduced in the second season premiere on September 23.  The daughter of Lucious Lyon's cellmate played by Chris Rock, Billboard's post about the character describes her as "unapologetically butch."  Check out the season premiere next Thursday at 9/8c on FOX.

6) Out singer Mary Lambert is set to headline a concert for the Gay Christian Network's 12th annual conference in Houston on January 7, 2016.  The conference will bring together LGBT people of many Christian denominations for several days of workshops and keynote presentations. Out lesbian theologian and singer Vicky Beeching will keynote the conference.

 

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