Bill Duke Set to Direct Legal Drama, 'Created equal'
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Bill Duke Set to Direct Legal Drama, 'Created equal'


After exploring the world of the documentary for the past few years, with films such as the controversial “Dark Girls”, actor/director Bill Duke (“Hoodlums”, “Sister Act 2”, “Deep Cover”, “A Rage in Harlem”) is returning to direct feature films, with independently produced legal drama,”Created Equal”.

Based on a novel written by Roger A. Brown, who is also serving as executive producer on the film, it deals with a young woman who has a calling and desires to become a priest in the Catholic Church. However when she runs headlong against the Church, which is opposed to her plans, she turns to an up-and-coming lawyer who files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause.

The film will star Aaron Tveit as the lawyer opposite Edy Ganem (“Devious Maids”) as the female lead, along with Lou Diamond Phillips (“Longmire”) and Greg Alan Williams (“Greenleaf”).

The script was written by Richard Kletter, Michael Ricigliano, Theta Catalon and Joyce Lewis and is being produced by Ms. Catalon of T-CAT Films and Karlas Powell.

Production is expected to begin early September.