Queeen Latifah finds Searchlight ‘Just Wright’

03.27.09 9 years ago

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Like many in Hollywood, Queen Latifah is finding working with Fox Searchlight “Just Wright.”  

The triple threat starred in the studio’s overlooked hit “The Secret Life of Bees” last fall and now Variety reports she’s set to appear in the mini-major’s romantic comedy “Just Wright.”

Originally conceived as a contemporary Cinderella tale at Disney, the story follows a physical therapist (Latifah) who falls for a basketball player while helping him recover from a career-threatening injury.  Searchlight picked up the flick after Disney put it in turnaround after six years of development. 

Latifah will also co-produce through her Flavor Unit production company.  She’ll be heard, but not seen one again voicing the role of Ellie in “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” this summer.

No director has been announced yet, but the studio is hoping to start shooting in late May.

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