This week in Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker partnered with Pepsi to produce the web-based fantasy game "Dewmocracy," which culminates in consumers creating a flavor of Mountain Dew to appear on store shelves next year.

"Mountain Dew offered me an amazing opportunity to create a mythic universe," Whitaker said.

"I watched [The Last King of Scotland] and said this guy is the best actor in America, and I really want to work with him." [source]

Showtime is teaming with Forest Whitaker to develop a drama series about flashy Harlem heroin dealer Leroy "Nicky" Barnes, portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. in "American Gangster." [source]

Whitaker may star as Barnes.