You know you’ve made it as a Black woman in Hollywood when you end up starring in a the film adaption of a Terry McMillan book. And as if we needed anymore proof that Viola Davis was sitting on top of the world, she will have her turn to play one of the famous author’s strong Black female characters.
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According to Deadline, “Universal Pictures has has won an auction and has optioned from The Jackal Group the rights to Terry McMillan’s bestseller I Almost Forgot About You.“ Davis will star in the picture and Girls Trip and The Best Man director Malcom D. Lee will be behind the camera. Producers on the project include Davis, her JuVee Productions partner and partner in life, Julius Tennon, Lee (via his Blackmaled Productions imprint) and The Jackal Group’s Gail Berman and Joe Earley, who reportedly acquired the rights to McMillan’s novel in May. McMillan will actually co-write the script with Oscar-winning writer Ron Bass (who has done Rain Man and My Best Friend’s Wedding). They worked together on previous successful McMillan adaptions, including Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.