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20th Century Studios Developing New Majorettes-Inspired Dance Movie With H.E.R. & Oprah Winfrey

Oscar, Emmy, and five-time Grammy award-winning musical artist H.E.R  is set to develop, produce, and star in a majorettes-inspired project set up at 20th Century Studios.   The project reteams H.E.R. with Oprah Winfrey and Scott Sanders, her producers on Color Purple.

According to THR, fascinated by the majorettes and their impact on Black culture, H.E.R. approached Winfrey and Sanders with this project after working with them on Color Purple. The duo will produce alongside H.E.R., with Winfrey producing via her Harpo Films, and Sanders through Scott Sanders Productions.

The movie  is being  described as dance movie set at a fictional Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in Atlanta. The story follows an introverted ballet dancer from L.A. who defies her parents by putting her thriving dance career on hold to go to college. There, she joins her HBCU’s struggling majorette team and attempts to overcome culture shock, her stuffy dance background, and fierce rivals to help return the team to its former glory.

In addition to H.E.R., Winfrey and Sanders, the film will be produced by Carla Gardini and Mara Jacobs.

Lauren Ashley Smith has been tapped to pen the script.

Rashonda Joplin will oversee the project for 20th Century Studios.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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