Final 12 months, we allow you to’ll know that Showtime is gearing up for a brand new sequence based mostly on the 1999 basic movie “The Wooden.” The unique movie stars Omar Epps, Taye Diggs, and Richard T. Jones. Now the community has introduced the forged for the brand new comedy pilot.
In line with Selection, Richard T. Jones can be returning to reprise his position as Slim, and Tamala Jones can be reprising her position as Tanya. Additionally, part of the forged is award-winning rappers Vince Staples, Melvin Gregg, Karen Obilom, Xavier Mills, and Essence Renae.
Vince will star within the pilot as Jamal “an aspiring photographer from Ladera Heights, who has been minimize off by his upper-class household when he determined to observe his personal path as a substitute of going to historic Morehouse Faculty.”
The undertaking can be directed and government produced by Rick Famuyiwa, who wrote and directed the 1999 movie. Justin Hillian wrote the script for the pilot and also will government produce alongside Famuyiwa.
As beforehand reported, the synopsis describes the sequence as “an trustworthy have a look at friendship and courting from the attitude of three younger Black males born and raised within the gentrifying LA suburb of Inglewood. The trio struggles to steadiness fatherhood, ambition, and loyalty drive them to query if they’re rising aside, or nearer collectively.”
Forged set for Showtime’s pilot for The Wooden sequence with Richard T. Jones and Tamala Jones reprising roles from movie – https://t.co/nYm50NXNZo pic.twitter.com/CCnmRCWquo
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Xavier Mills will play the position of Dame, Karen Obilom will play Brielle, Melvin Gregg will star as Shawn, and Essence Renae will play the position of Ashley.
The 1999 movie targeted on three childhood buddies that reminisce on rising up collectively in Inglewood, CA. Whereas working to get their good friend Roland (Taye Diggs) down the aisle on his wedding ceremony day, viewers get to see the event of their friendship and romantic relationships in flashback scenes.
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