His sophomore feature “Destined” continuing to travel the international film festival circuit (picking up trophies along the way), writer/director Qasim Basir will next tackle a romantic drama set against the backdrop of last year’s election night titled “A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night.”
Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good have both signed on to star in the film which is being produced by Datari Turner via his Datari Turner Productions. Basir will direct from his own script.
Jay Ellis, Dijon Talton, Wesley Jonathan and Affion Crockett round out the starring cast of a movie that will center on a Los Angeles club promoter named Cass (Hardwick), who meets a woman named Free (Good) on election night 2016, as Donald Trump pulls ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for electoral votes to win the White House. In a series of events that occur through the evening, Free challenges Cass to revisit his broken dreams.
Datari Turner, who currently has a first-look deal with Entertainment One for unscripted television, is producing, while Good and Hardwick are executive producing along with Tim Weatherspoon, Louis Steyn, TJ Steyn, Phil Thornton, Jash’d Belcher and Jamal Childs.
Production has already begun in Los Angeles.
Hardwick – repped by Gersh, The Lasher Group, and attorney Shelby J. Weiser – will next be seen starring in the return of the Starz hit drama series “Power” this summer.
Good – repped by Gersh, Primary Wave, and attorney Greg Gellman at Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellmman – is starring in Hulu’s upcoming “Foxy Brown” series adaptation.
Turner – repped by CAA and attorney Ryan Nord at Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman – is executive producer on 2017 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner “Gook,” which was recently picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Basir, whose “Destined” will be released in the fall, is repped by APA and Zero Gravity Management.