Starz has acquired the film, A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. The film’s theatrical rights were acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films in April 2018 after it bowed at Sundance in January 2018.
Directed by Qasim Basir, Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good both star in the film which is being produced by Datari Turner via his Datari Turner Productions. Basir directed from his own script.
Jay Ellis, Dijon Talton, Kenya Barris and Wesley Jonathan also star in the film that centers 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 the producer, while Good and Hardwick are executive producers along with Tim Weatherspoon, Louis Steyn, TJ Steyn, Phil Thornton, Jash’d Belcher and Jamal Childs.
The film will premiere on Starz August 6.
Photo: Samuel Goldwyn Films