The first trailer for Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal‘s dramedy Here Today has been released.
Directed by Crystal, the film follows him as veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz, a man who forms an unlikely friendship with New York singer Emma Payge, played by Haddish.
Here Today, which is set to hit theaters May 7, also stars Penn Badgley, Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith, and Nyambi Nyambi.
Meanwhile, Haddish has teamed up with Wanda Sykes to produce a comedy series inspired by the life and stand up of Tracey Ashley, Variety has learned.
Titled Tracey’s Life Matters, the series, written and exec-produced by Ashley, will follow “a savvy, independent Black woman,” who moves to her white husband’s rural Indiana hometown. There, she’s subjected to a “challenging career in sales and a mother-in-law who has “Karen-like” tendencies.”
In other news, A Black Lady Sketch Show creator and star Robin Thede has joined forces with Amazon to develop a zombie action-comedy feature called Killing It, Variety reports.
Produced and written by Thede, the film follows a group of “underachieving friends” who encounter zombies while in Atlanta to visit Spelman College — 10 years after they dropped out.
Finally, Apple is ordering two documentary features that will celebrate Black achievement in the film industry.
The first doc, titled Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Women in Hollywood, will be executive produced by Angela Bassett and Oscar winner Halle Berry. It will highlight the work of Black women actors who paved the way for the actresses of today.
The second film, Number One on the Call Sheet: Black Leading Men in Hollywood, exec-produced by Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, and others, will explore what it takes for Black actors to find success in Hollywood.
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