Sanaa Lathan is next up as a network tv leading lady! Deets inside, plus news on a new Christmas song from …
Sanaa Lathan is taking her talents back to the tv screen. The Perfect Guy star is reuniting with her Love & Basketball writer & director Gina Prince Bythewood for an intense series for FOX.
Deadline reports that the show “examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee.”
The show will be written and executive produced by Gina and her husband Reggie Prince Bythewood Empire executive producer Brian Grazer will also sign on.
The show has been in the works and the timing seems right considering the current environment. Here’s the synopsis:
Lathan will as an expert investigator who digs into the police shooting case, alongside a special prosecutor sent to the town by the Department of Justice. The pair must navigate the media attention, public debate and the social unrest that comes with such a volatile case as they seek justice before the divided town erupts in a race war.
This sounds like a good one. Sanaa’s also set to star in Now You See Me 2 and as the lead in the on screen version of Omar Tyree’s book Flyy Girl.
Alicia Keys also has a new project in the works, supposedly. We hear the mom and wife is about to release a new Christmas song. She’s also is in talks to perform it at IHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball tour kicking off this December.
No details or confirmation have been released yet, other than the song will likely be a cover of a classic. We’re told the song and performance are almost a go.
Are you here for Ms. Keys-Beatz’s Holiday sound?