A movie for one of our fave books is on the way! Hollywood veteran Sanaa Lathan is on board to produce and star in the big-screen adaptation of Omar Tyree’s Flyy Girl. Get all the deets inside…
Remember the classic Flyy Girl trilogy from author Omar Tyree? Well…thanks to Hollywood A-Lister Sanaa Lathan and Academy Award-Winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher’s possible script, it’s getting the big screen treatment.
ccording to a press release sent today, Codeblack Films has partnered with Sanaa Lathan who’ll executive produce AND star in the feature film adaptation of the New York Times bestselling trilogy.
For those of you who have not read the cult series, Sanaa will star as the film’s protagonist, ‘Tracy Ellison’, a beautiful, intelligent, and sassy goal driven woman. And she’s navigating life with street smarts and more.
The “Brown Sugar” actress, who’s set to star alongside Michael Ealy in “The Perfect Guy” (in theaters September 11th) and the upcoming production of “The Best Man Wedding” said,
“I’m pleased to executive produce and star in Lionsgate and Codeblack’s incredible adaptation of Omar Tyree’s iconic Flyy Girl trilogy. So many people have grown up on this series and I’m looking forward to bringing Tracy Ellison’s story to life through film. It’s my hope to continue to help bring diverse stories to the big screen.”
Here’s the synopsis: Flyy Girl explores the journey of Tracey Ellison, a successful businesswoman and workaholic who believes that money is always the key to happiness. In the midst of her life journey, Ellison is forced to reinvent herself and rethink her relationships, her career and her definition of success.
SIDEBAR: The second book in the series, “For the Love of Money,” won an NAACP Image Award (2001, Outstanding Book, Fiction).
“Both Sanaa Lathan and Geoffrey Fletcher are welcome additions to this project and we could not be happier to have them on board to help us bring this story to life,” said Codeblack Films President Jeff Clanagan. “Lathan’s star power paired with Fletcher’s nuanced script work – we’re confident that Flyy Girl will prove to be a classic.”
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