Waiting To Exhale: ABC Working On Adaptation; Lee Daniels To Be The Executive Producer!

Waiting To Exhale, which is written by Attica Locke, who has previously worked in “When They See Us” and Tembi Locke, who has previously worked in “Never Have I Ever“, and is directed by Anthony Hemingway, previously worked in Genius: Aretha, is infused with sensuousness, humor, and sincerity of the beloved and groundbreaking original film.

The television reimagining looks at the next generation of the women of our society through the lens of complicated lives and tangled friendships of their daughters. The Locke Sisters executively produce the series with Marc Velez and Daniels via Lee Daniels Entertainment, 3 Arts’ Jermaine Johnson, Richard Abate, and Will Rowbotham, and Hemingway.

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Terry McMillan is the author of the novel on which the movie was based, is a consulting producer of the project. She teased the Waiting To Exhale series adaptation on the social media handle, Twitter, earlier this month.

However, there are no current plans for actress Tembi Locke, to appear in the potential show. The Waiting To Exhale feature of the year 1995, which was directed by Forest Whitaker in his directorial debut starred, Lela Rochon, Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, and Loretta Devine.

Waiting To Exhale: ABC Working On Adaptation; Lee Daniels To Be The Executive Producer!

The stylish picture centered around four phoenix-residing women navigating their complex relationships with the men in their lives as well as with each other. 20th Century Studios, the sibling of 20th Television film studio was the distributor of the film.

The movie grossed over $81 million worldwide and it continues to be referenced in Pop Culture today. 20th TV and Lee, part of the Disney TV Studios, have been closely working on bringing Waiting To Exhale to television for a while.

We would also like you to know that the TV series adaptation went through multiple incarnations with different creative auspices until the take of Lockes gained traction.

The co-creator of Fox drama series Empire and Star, Daniels, is wrapping up his latest feature movie titled, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, a drama that is centered around the famous court case of famed singer Billie Holiday.

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Other notable film credits of the film include Monsters Ball, The Butler, and Precious. From Scratch, actress Tembi Locke’s best selling memoir is being adapted into a limited series on the online streaming service providing platform, Netflix.

It will be starring Zoe Saldana and will be produced by Hello Sunshine.

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