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Gabourey Sidibe is set to make her feature directorial debut with thriller Pale Horse.
Effie T. Brown and Wellington Love are set to produce via Gamechanger Films, which recently debuted Rebecca Hall’s first directorial effort Passing at Sundance, where it was picked up by Netflix.
The project is set in the Pacific Northwest and, as the logline reads, follows “Naia, a reclusive and celebrated African American YA book author who is living with MS. Naia finds herself ensnared in a diabolical mystery when she shelters the man who escaped captivity with her long-missing brother.”
Asabi Lee and Paul Hart-Wilden penned the screenplay from a story by Chris Courtney Martin.
The feature is eying a fall start of production.
Sidibe, whose recent onscreen credits include Lionsgate’s Antebellum and the latest season of Empire, is represented by UTA, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, and Felker Toczek. Lee and Hart-Wilden are represented by Story Driven.
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