Universal Pictures is clearly seeing a winning streak this week (November 17) with its latest procurement of Terry McMillan‘s 2016 novel I Almost Forgot About You.
According to Deadline, How to Get Away with Murder leading lady Viola Davis has already been named to star and produce the film through her production company JuVee Productions, which she co-owns with her husband and business partner Julius Tennon. Davis will play the twice-divorced optometrist Georgia Young, who despite lives a lifestyle rife with friendships and family, has been unsuccessful in finding a partner in her romantic life. To combat this, Georgia decides to take a journey of self-discovery and self-reflection which involves revisiting old flames with brand new eyes.
While I haven’t read McMillan’s work myself, her adaptations have always been a part of my upbringing (How Stella Got Her Groove Back was one of my mom’s favorite films). Also, I’ve always admired Davis’ work, on-screen and behind the scenes; she’s an inspiration to people of color everywhere and I know this movie will be nothing less than a marvel once it releases.
This is the second most recent adaptation Davis has been attached to star. Back in February, it was revealed that the actress would reunite with her Eat Pray Love co-star Julia Roberts in the forthcoming Jodi Picoult-based film, Small Great Things.
Both McMillan and Ron Bass (who co-penned the script for McMillan’s previous book-to-film adaptations of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale) will write the script for the upcoming production, with Girls Trip helmer Malcolm D. Lee on board to direct.
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