Tina Mabry and Gina Prince-Bythewood have booked a helluva solid for his or her “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat” adaptation at Searchlight Photos. Uzo Aduba, Sanaa Lathan, and Aunjanue Ellis will painting the titular Supremes, a close-knit friendship trio, Deadline introduced. Mabry is directing the movie and did some revisions to Prince-Bythewood’s unique script.
Primarily based on Edward Kelsey Moore’s 2013 bestseller, “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat” is about “three finest mates dubbed ‘The Supremes,’ who’ve weathered life’s storms collectively for 2 generations by means of marriage and kids, happiness and the blues,” per the supply. The ladies “discover their paths at a crossroads that take a look at their lifelong bond.”
“Love & Basketball” collaborators Lathan and Prince-Bythewood will each be attending TIFF this 12 months. The previous is premiering her characteristic directorial debut, “On the Come Up,” and the latter is bringing her newest, Viola Davis-starrer “The Girl King.” Lathan is up for an Emmy for her visitor spot on “Succession,” and Prince-Bythewood most lately helmed an episode of “Ladies of the Motion.”
Aduba is among the many voice solid of the animated “Lightyear,” which is now in theaters. A five-time Emmy nominee and three-time winner, she has received statuettes for “Orange Is the New Black” and “Mrs. America.” Ellis acquired an Oscar nod this 12 months for her supporting flip in “King Richard.” She beforehand netted Emmy noms for “Lovecraft Nation” and “When They See Us.”
Mabry made her characteristic debut with 2009’s “Mississippi Damned.” Additionally a frequent TV helmer, she counts “Ladies of the Motion,” “Pose,” and “Insecure” amongst her credit. She received a DGA Award and an NAACP Award for Amazon’s “American Woman” particular “Melody 1963: Love Has to Win,” which she produced and directed.