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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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Halle Berry & Her Wig Return For L.A. Riots Drama ‘Kings’

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We may know why Halle Berry had those trendils of terrors at last years Oscars ceremony … she was in character for her new flick Kings.

The trailer just dropped and Berry’s curly locks are pretty identical to the ones she infamously rocked at the 2017 Academy awards. Folks went in on the gorgeous beauty about her hair choice for the evening, but we think once people see the trailer they’ll give her a pass.

Kings tells the story of Millie (Berry), a single mother with eight children, and some of them aren’t even her own. But she takes it upon herself to give them the best home that she can, even if it brings a little craziness into her neighborhood and drives her next door neighbor Obie (Daniel Craig) a little crazy. But there’s turmoil on the horizon after the Rodney King verdict is announced and the riots begin, seemingly putting Millie and her family in danger on the streets.

Similar to last years Detroit the flick, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven tackles racial tensions between citizens and law enforcement. Kings received mixed reviews when it premiered at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, but audiences will get to make up their own minds about the hot-button race-relations drama when it lands in theaters on April 27.

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