Women Journey and Black Monday star Regina Hall has set her newest challenge with Amazon Studios. The actress and comic will function govt producer properly as star in Grasp, an occult drama written and to be directed by Mariama Diallo.
The movie follows two African American girls at a predominantly white faculty in Massachusetts – one head of scholars (aka Grasp) and one freshman yr scholar – begin to expertise haunting actions ingrained within the historical past of the varsity.
Hall will play Gail Bishop, the queer, black grasp of the Belleville home at Ancaster, a liberal arts faculty outdoors Boston. She should handle her campus as cases of racism trigger tensions whereas college students and school alike are haunted by sinister supernatural forces.
Andrea Roa, Brad Becker-Parton and Josh Astrachan will produce by way of their Animal Kingdom label.
Diallo is the author and director of the Sundance award-winning quick movie, Hair Wolf, a horror-comedy a couple of employees of a black hair salon who should fend off white girls intent on sucking the lifeblood from black tradition. Diallo has additionally directed episodes of HBO’s summary collection, Random Acts of Flyness.
This year, Hall was seen on the large display within the Shaft sequel from New Line, in addition to Common’s Little. Up subsequent, she co-stars within the Tate Taylor movie Breaking Information In Yuba County with Mila Kunis and Allison Janney. She’ll additionally return for the second season of Showtime’s Black Monday.
Hall is repped by ICM Companions and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP. Diallo is repped by UTA.
Grasp is slated to start manufacturing early subsequent year in New York.