WEEK IN WOMEN: Kerry Washington Lands Diane Cardwell surfing memoir ROCKAWAY – Brandy McDonnell reports
Primetime Emmy Award-winning performer Kerry Washington (Scandal, Little Fires Everywhere, Django Unchained) will star in and produce a feature film adaptation of Diane Cardwell’s memoir Rockaway for Netflix.
The project will continue Washington’s burgeoning relationship with Netflix: She previously appeared in the musical adaptation The Prom and the drama American Son for the streamer, and she stars in the upcoming Netflix film The School For Good And Evil.
The film adaptation of Rockaway is a co-production with Liza Chasin’s 3dot Productions, Washington’s Simpson Street and Aevitas Entertainment.
Chasin, who has a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix, will produce for 3dot Productions; Washington and Pilar Savone for Simpson Street; and Todd Shuster for Aevitas Entertainment.
Cardwell and Margaret Chernin are executive producers.
NAACP Image Award winner Nichelle Tramble Spellman (“Truth Be Told”) will adapt the screenplay based on the memoir by Cardwell. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.