Posted by | Ray Cornelius
CONGRATS to Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry and Emmy Award-winning writer and acclaimed actress Lena Waithe. The two of them are teaming up with BET for the new Boomerang series.
The show will “follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer’s (Givens) son and Marcus (Murphy) and Angela Graham’s (Berry) daughter as they attempt to step out of their parents’ shadows and make a legacy of their own.”
“This is less of a reboot and more of a continuation of the original story. There’s no point in trying to remake a classic,” she noted of the Reginald Hudlin directed film based on a story of commitment phobia by star Eddie Murphy. It can’t be done. So we want to create something fresh that speaks to a new generation. We hope people will come to the show with an open mind and ready to embrace the new world we’ve created!” said Waithe.
Waithe actually teased her involvement with the project over the weekend by posting the above image on social media with the caption, “You’re not getting serious on me are you?” It’s a line from the movie between Boyer and Gramham.
“I’m thrilled to team up with Lena on this project as she is without a doubt a leading voice of her generation and a trail blazer in her own right,” soon-to-be Bruiseddirector Berry said in a statement Monday. “I’m truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen.”
No word yet on whether Givens or Murphy will make cameos in the project.
RC will keep you posted as this continues to develop.
Photo Credits: GLAAD and Lena Waithe/Instagram