Netflix has landed worldwide rights to comedy film, Step Sisters.
The film, originally planned for a March theatrical release, was in limbo after Broad Green Pictures halted its production division. This impacted over 50 theatrical releases they had pending.
Scripted by Dear White People’s Chuck Hayward, the story centers on an ambitious black sorority girl who is enlisted by her dean 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.
Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman, Ben Cory Jones, Lena Waithe and Matt Alvarez are producers.
Megalyn Echikunwoke stars in the film, and is joined by Dear White People stars Nia Jervier and Marque Richardson, Power’s Naturi Naughton, How to Get Away with Murder’s Matt McGorry, as well as Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, Gage Golightly and Alessandra Torresani.
“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,” said Alvarez in a previous press statement.
Stone added, “I just skimmed the surface of black Greek life in ‘Drumline.’ 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.
Netflix plans to release in January 2018.