Lathan will lead the adaptation as well as produce.
Looks like another win for Netflix. Sanaa Lathan is set to lead Netflix’s adaptation of Nappily Ever After.
The film, based on the best-selling book, follows a woman who seems to have the perfect life. However, things start to unravel after an accident at a hair salon and soon she realizes that she hasn’t been living life to the fullest.
Ernie Hudson is also set to appear in the film and, according to Variety, Lathan will also produce alongside Tracey Bing (Southside with You), Marc Platt and Jared Leboff. Haifaa Al-Mansour is set to direct.
Lathan has had a big year with the success of Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Bythewood’s Shots Fired, a critically-acclaimed FOX mini-series that examined race and police brutality. The husband and wife team admitted back in May that there is a possibility the show could continue, "As of right now, Reg and I both have films,” said Prince-Bythewood, "but it’s something we feel like we may want to explore in a year, year and a half.”
Lathan is also set to star in the upcoming thriller American Assassin.