HEADS UP: Lorraine Hansberry Biopic In Development
From Shadow and Act:
Shadow & Act has learned that what will be an unconventional biopic based on the life of playwright, author, and activist Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun), is in development, with long time collaborators Taye Hansberry (grand niece of Lorraine Hansberry and author of stuffshelikes.net), and Numa Perrier (The Couple) penning the script to a film that will star Taye in the title role, and will be directed by Perrier.
Get into THAT! I'm more than excited about this project!
Check out this shot of Taye as her great aunt Lorraine:
Other casting includes:
Issa Rae as American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist Nina Simone.
and Jaleel White as American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic James Baldwin.
Intriguing casting, to say the least! I'm definitely going to keep my eye on this project, and I'll keep you guys as updated as possible!