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Grab your edges folks, Dear White People director Justin Simien is getting ready to helm a horror flick and it’s all about, get this, a bad weave.

Per Deadline, the film titled Bad Hair, “will be both a love letter to black women and a critique of the cultural forces our society puts them through.”

Paralleling the rise of New Jack Swing in 1989, Bad Hair is a horror satire that follows an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to survive the image obsessed world of music television. Her professional success comes at a higher cost than anticipated, however, when she discovers her new hair may have a mind of its own.

Simien will team with Sight Unseen, who also produced Dear White People, for the project.  They’ve started a teaser website that will be developed over time as the movie takes shape.

Are ya’ll here for this? Tell us your thoughts below.

Meanwhile, in other hair raising news, Sanaa Lathan has been tapped to star in the new Netflix film Nappily Ever After. 

Based on Trisha R. Thomas’ novel, the film follows a woman with a seemingly flawless life — a great job, a handsome boyfriend who’s a doctor, and a meticulously maintained coiffure. But after an accident at the hair salon, each of these things starts to unravel, and Violet begins to realize that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one that she really wanted.

Halle Berry was slated to star and produce the film back in 2008, and even was willing to shave her head for the role. No word if Lathan is going to bald for the flick.

 

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Sorry Folks! Martin Lawrence Doesn’t Think ‘Bad Boys 3’ Will Happen

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Martin Lawrence has pretty much lost hope in plans for another Bad Boys film, and for good reason. Over the last few months, the long-gestating third installment has lost it’s director and release date.

Now according to Lawrence it may have even lost one of it’s boys – co-star Will Smith. “I don’t think we’re going to get one, not the way everything’s turning out,” Lawrence told EW. “Will is off doing another movie, and I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

Just last December Smith told Jimmy Kimmel that Bad Boys 3 aka Bad Boys For Life,  was “very, very, very close” to beginning production. He also added of Lawrence, “I love that dude. That’s among the best times I’ve ever had making movies. So I’m looking forward to it.”

As for Lawrence, he’s ready if the project can get off life support. “I’m there, I’m ready right now,” said Lawrence. “If they wanted to do it, I’m ready, but I don’t have control of that. That’s the studio’s decision.”

Back in March, writer/director Joe Carnahan departed from the Sony Pictures’ flick after months of delays. And director Micheal Bay, who helmed both Bad Boys and Bad Boys II declined to return after too many set-backs. “Pretty soon its going to called Bad Old Boys because they can’t get it together with doing a script,” he told HipHollywood back in 2016. “Thats why I backed out of the process.”

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