After Tyler Perry’s A Fall from Grace, Tyler Perry has set his next film at Netflix. It is called A Jazzman’s Blues. Relative newcomers Joshua Boone (Premature) and Solea Pfeiffer have been tapped as leads for the film, which Perry will write and direct. Michelle Sneed is executive producing.
As Deadline reports, “The film is a passion project for Perry that he has been trying to make for more than two decades and was the first screenplay he ever wrote — originally penning it 26 years ago. Set from 1937-87, the story follows an investigation into an unsolved murder unveiling a story full of forbidden love, deceit and a secret that has been held for 40 years.”
“I have waited a quarter of a century to tell this story and now is the perfect time and Netflix is the perfect partner,” Perry said in a statement.
The is expected to premiere on Netflix later this year after filming at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.