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 acquired 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.” Selection broke the information.

Primarily based on Shirley Stewart’s 2014 e-book “The World of Stephanie St. Clair: An Entrepreneur, Race Lady and Outlaw within the Early Twentieth Century Harlem,” “Queenie” will revisit how, within the 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 any case, 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, perpetually.”

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

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


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