Posted by | Ray Cornelius
TV One is adding more star power to its original programming. The network announced earlier today that production was underway in Atlanta, GA for the upcoming film, “Down For Whatever.” It features “Greenleaf” actress and Grammy-winning singer LeToya Luckett along with versatile actor Hosea Chanchez, “Empire” actress Bre-Z and “Everybody Hates Chris” star Imani Hakim.
“Down For Whatever” chronicles Tracy (LeToya Luckett), a young successful doctor and her detective husband, Mike (Hosea Chanchez). Although happily married, one thing has always been missing in their relationship – a sense of family. Tracy grew up in foster care and longs for the traditional family environment that she never had. When Mike suddenly loses his partner in a senseless cop-killing, Tracy is there to support him. That is, until she receives an unexpected visit from a social worker who informs her that the ruthless killers suspected in the murder are her biological sisters, Denise and Sonya (Bre-Z and Imani Hakim). Tracy is overwhelmed and in disbelief by the news, but before telling her husband, she decides to track her sisters down herself. Will she make it to them before the cops do?
“Down For Whatever” is the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Screenplay winning project from Tim Folsome, who will also serve as the project’s director.
“The production of the ABFF Screenplay Competition winning selection is one of our favorite projects of the year because it is when we get to see a young writer’s vision literally come to life,” says D’Angela Proctor, TV One Head of Programming. “Our team reads hundreds of scripts during the competition process and Tim’s gift for storytelling resulted in a compelling page-turner. We look forward to sharing the final product with TV One’s viewers next summer.”
“Down For Whatever” is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Darien Baldwin for Swirl Films. It will premiere at the 2018 ABFF in June and on TV One in July.
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