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Taraji P. Henson will be making her feature directorial debut with a high school-set comedy Two-Faced.
The project set up at Bron Studios will be produced by Tim Story, who worked with Henson on the Think Like a Man movies.
The logline for the movie, written by Cat Wilkins, reads: Two-Faced follows Joy, a Black high school senior whose chances to attend the college of her dreams are threatened by her wildly popular and charismatic school principal, Jerald, after she confronts him with evidence of his racist past. With the help of her friends, Joy sets out to expose Jerald for who he truly is but quickly learns that he is not above waging all-out-war against the students trying to take him down.
Henson will produce via her TPH Entertainment banner with Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Story via The Story Company, as well as Sharla Sumpter Bridgett. Wilkins, Christine Conley and Trent Hubbard will exec produce.
Said Henson, “After two decades spent in front of the camera, I’m thrilled to finally jump behind it for my feature directorial debut! What first attracted me to this project was Joy – she is the character I needed to see in films growing up, but never had.”
“Taraji is an important voice in the world and BRON is thrilled to support her directorial debut, of a script from Cat Wilkins, that through its comedic elements examines race and culture in America,” said Gilbert. Story added: “I could not be more excited to support one of the most talented people I have ever known. Taraji and I have done three movies together and I knew it was only a matter of time before she would make this leap to directing and I am honored to produce this film along with BRON Studios.”
Bron Studios and UTA Independent Film Group will oversee the sales.
Henson is represented by UTA, M88 and Ziffren Brittenham. Wilkins is represented by UTA and Echo Lake Entertainment. Story and The Story Company are repped by UTA, Ziffren Brittenham.
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