Lamman Rucker, DB Woodside, Billy Dee Williams, Christian Keyes Lead 'Man in 3B' (Based on Carl Weber Bestseller)
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Lamman Rucker, DB Woodside, Billy Dee Williams, Christian Keyes Lead 'Man in 3B' (Based on Carl Weber Bestseller)

nullNew York Times bestselling author Carl Weber has been

tapped to adapt four of his best-selling novels to screenplays along with three of Carl’s original

screenplays in a Seven picture deal with Tri Destined Studios’ ND Brown and Trey Haley.

The Man in 3B, the team’s first feature film, was shot in Los Angeles and is currently in the final

stages of post-production. The movie stars Lamman Rucker, the standout star of Tyler Perry’s

Why Did I Get Married Too, DB Woodside best known for his role as President of the United

States on the Fox television hit drama ’24’ and is currently on USA’s ‘Suits’, Iconic actor Billy

Dee Williams of Star Wars and Lady Sings the Blues fame and Christian Keyes of Beauty and

The Beast and BET’s Let’s Stay Together. The Man in 3B is directed by Trey Haley and

produced by ND Brown and Carl Weber at the helm.

Carl Weber is one of a handful of African American authors who consistently appear on the New

York Times bestseller list year after year. Moving from novels to films, Weber’s screenplay brings

to life the secrets and surprises of The Man is 3B, a sexy mystery about Daryl Graham (Lamman

Rucker) and the cast of colorful neighbors who reside in his Queens, New York apartment

building. In this tale of mystery and murder, we watch as the lives of Weber’s carefully crafted

characters are turned upside down, each for a different reasons, but all of them having something

to do with Daryl Graham. From his extreme attractiveness to his undeniable swag, Daryl is the man

every woman wants and every man wants to be. The Man in 3B is an expertly woven urban tale that

was a 2012 New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

Actress Kellita Smith (Bernie Mac Show, First Family) also stars in the film as Detective

Anderson alongside DB Woodside (Detective Thomas). Veteran actresses Marla Gibbs (“The

Jefferson’s”) and Jackée Harry both from the 1980’s sitcom “227,” also shine. Portraying the rest

of Graham’s neighbors are Anthony Montgomery (best known for his long-running role on the

“Star Trek” series “Enterprise”), Brely Evans (Sparkle, BET’s “Being Mary Jane” ), Nafessa

Williams (“One Life to Live”), Robert Ri’chard (Coach Carter, UPN’s “One on One”), James

Black (“Anger Management”), Trisha Man (The Last Fall) and R&B Singer Olivia Longott.

Veronica Nichols, Tracy Moore, Walter Nixon and Jeffrey Dumpson also produce. Eric

Wycoff is Director of Photography. Chris Peppe is Editor. Stephen Adams of Alta

Entertainment is representative for Carl Weber and M3B.

“I am more than excited about seeing The Man in 3B come to life as a film,” said Weber. “We

have put together a great team of creative experts who have welcomed my input. Being a part

of the script writing and production process has been a phenomenal experience, and moving

from writing novels to writing and visualizing stories for the big and little screen has proven to

be a natural progression. I look forward to the success of The Man in 3B and to future Urban

“This Man in 3B film production has been an amazing collaboration. Carl Weber has written an

incredible mystery piece with dynamic characters, plot twist and vibrant story telling allowing

us to create brilliance each day on set. It has been a delight to see our Director, Producers, cast

and crew soar to higher heights because the material warrants it. The Man in 3B is our premiere

film together and we are excited to be on board of this dream team. ” says ND Brown, CEO,

The super team recently wrapped production on 2 more projects, The Preacher’s Son and The

Choir Director which are also New York Times Bestsellers from Carl Weber.

Carl Weber is a New York Times and Essence bestselling author of more than a dozen novels

and short stories. Weber is president and CEO of Urban Books LLC., the largest African

American owned publishing company in the country and is a past recipient of the Blackboard

Publisher of the Year award. Urban Books has published more than 1000 novels to date and

has more than 20 New York Times bestselling titles to its credit. Weber is also owner of the

Urban Knowledge chain of bookstores and has received the Blackboard Bookseller of the Year

award. Weber is a graduate of Virginia State University and holds an MBA in marketing from

Tri Destined Studios was founded in 1998 to create world-class film, television and multi-

media productions that empower, educate and entertain Urban and Modern America.

Tri Destined recently released Black Coffee which was the first romantic comedy theatrically

released in 2014 in select AMC theaters. Other noteworthy projects include the coming of age

Story, Note To Self; Rom-Coms, He’s Mine Not Yours, Four Seasons and Perfect Combination;

the Art House film Why Am I Doing This?; UP TV’s ‘Where’s The Love’ and ‘She’s Still Not

My Sister’, which broke network ratings and became GMC’s premiere Television Mini Series.

Studio executives include ND Brown (CEO), Trey Haley (President), Gregory Anderson

(President of Film) and Veronica Nichols (VP of Production and Development).

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