Taraji P. Henson in Talks to Star in and Produce “Queenie” for BET Studios

The final time Taraji P. Henson performed a personality named Queenie, she obtained an Oscar nod for her portrayal. The “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” nominee is now in talks to guide and produce “Queenie” for BET Studios. The potential sequence tells the true story of Stephanie St. Clair AKA “Queenie,” AKA the “Godmother of Harlem.” Variety broke the news.

Primarily based on Shirley Stewart’s 2014 ebook “The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Girl and Outlaw within the Early Twentieth Century Harlem,” “Queenie” will revisit how, within the Nineteen Twenties and ’30s, St. Clair was “probably the most worthwhile feminine ‘numbers banker’ in an unlawful underworld run by probably the most vicious and infamous of males.” The sequence logline continues, “To place it too merely, all she ever needed was to run and thoughts her personal enterprise. In spite of everything, she was a girl. However when a grasping and violent mobster started encroaching on her territory, she stood in defiance, waging a struggle that modified Harlem, and her life, ceaselessly.”

Leigh Davenport (“Run the World,” “Boomerang”) is penning the sequence.

Henson is below an total take care of BET Studios. A 3-time Emmy nominee for her work on “Empire,” her movie credit embody “What Males Need” and “Hidden Figures.” Her upcoming slate contains Warner Bros.’ musical adaptation of “The Color Purple” and “Two-Faced,” a highschool comedy that’s she’s set to make her function directorial debut with.


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