Charles Stone III is attached to direct a sorority/stepping dramedy that was previously titled “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” but will now be called “Step Sisters,” for Broad Green Pictures, which will be produced by Matt Alvarez (“Straight Outta Compton”), Lena Waithe (“Dear White People” and who is developing her own series for Showtime) and Benjamin Cory Jones (“Hand of God”).
Scripted by Chuck Hayward, the story centers on an ambitious black sorority girl who agrees to teach the art of black Greek stepping to a white sorority whose charter is about to be revoked. She does this so that she can get admitted to the law school of her dreams.
Broad Green Pictures has announced today that Megalyn Echikunwoke (most recently seen on the TV series adaptation of the “Omen” horror movie franchise, which was recently canceled) will star in the Film.
Joining her in front of the camera are Naturi Naughton, Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, Gage Golightly, Nia Jervier, Alessandra Torresani, Marque Richardson and Matt McGorry.
“Much like he did with ‘Drumline,’ Charles does an incredible job of bringing subcultures into the mainstream and we are excited to see him do the same thing with [‘Step Sisters’],” said Alvarez in a previous press statement.
Stone added, “I just skimmed the surface of black Greek life in ‘Drumline.’ [‘Step Sisters’] gives me a chance to delve deep into the art of competitive stepping.”
Josh Reinhold is shepherding the project on behalf of Matt Alvarez’ production company, while Lauren McCarthy is doing the same on behalf of Broad Green Pictures.