Gabrielle Union will star in and produce an adaptation of the April Sinclair novel Coffee Will Make You Black.
Octavia Spencer will produce it along with Tate Taylor and John Norris. Deborah Riley Draper wrote the script and will direct.
Deadline exclusively broke the news and says this of the plot: Coffee Will Make You Black follows a smart, funny and naive African American teenage girl finding her voice as she navigates conflicting relationships with her mother, her best friends, and her crushes amid racism, sexism and colorism in 1960s Chicago.
On the film front, Union starred in last year’s hit film Breaking In, and she has a new TV series coming up, the Bad Boys spinoff L.A.’s Finest.
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