Issa Rae, LaLa Anthony, Angelica Nwandu and Thembi Banks group up for the horror comedy “Juju”
#Roommates, congratulations to some of our favorite ladies who always represent real #BlackGirlMagic, as it has just been announced that Issa Rae, LaLa Anthony, Thembi Banks and TSR’s own Angelica Nwandu have teamed up for a new film project! “Juju” is a horror comedy produced by Issa and LaLa. Angie writes the script and Thembi directs her first feature film.
@Deadline Reports, the always busy Issa Rae and the always booked LaLa Anthony team up to make audiences laugh and scare them to death thanks to the production of their upcoming film project “Juju” by Universal Pictures. What’s even better is that the film is being written from an original concept, Angelica Nwandu, the well-respected founder of The Shade Room, who is also a Sundance Grantee. The multi-platform outsider Nwandu previously wrote the drama “Night Comes On”, which won the NEXT Innovator Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
“Juju” will be the directorial debut for Thembi Banks, who directed Issa Raes “Insecure” and was Sundance alum herself. Deniese Davis, a longtime partner of Issa, will co-produce alongside her and LaLa, with HooRae’s SVP development Sara Rastogi overseeing the busy banner. Erik Baiers, Universal’s Senior EVP Production, will be the studio’s primary lead for the genre hybrid project.
As the film is still in its very early stages, further details, including casting and plot specifications, are not currently known. However, given the talent, the audience should definitely look forward to the premiere.
Congratulations ladies, we can’t wait to try it out!
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