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EVERYONE GETS A ROLE! Tiffany Haddish Cops Two Lead Movie Gigs + Zendaya & Taraji P. Henson Land New Roles & Producer Credits

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Our YBF ladies are scooping up new roles left and right. Find out which two movies Tiffany Haddish is gearing up to star in, plus which new projects Zendaya and Taraji P. Henson are working on inside…

Tiffany Haddish is turning into Black Hollywood’s sweetheart.

Right after making history hosting “Saturday Night Live,” there’s more good news for Tiffany Haddish.

The Girls Trip breakout star has landed LEAD roles in two upcoming films, The Kitchen and The Temp.

The Kitchen will be the directorial debut for Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Andrea Berloff, who will also be penning the script for The Kitchen. Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Gray) is producing the New Line Cinema film.

Here’s what the movie is about via Variety:

The film is based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle for Vertigo from DC Entertainment. The series has gained a cult following since debuting in 2014 to critical acclaim. The Irish mafia story is set in Hell’s Kitchen, N.Y., in the 1970s. When the FBI comes in and does a sweep of the mob, several men are arrested. Their wives end up taking over and running the business much more viciously than the men ever did.

As for her other role...

The 37-year-old entertainer will be joining forces with Will Packer for the third time on The Temp. She worked with Will on Girls Trip and she recently wrapped up filming for Packer’s Night School, alongside Kevin Hart.

Here are the deets on The Temp:

Universal acquired the original pitch for “The Temp” from Dana Fox, who will also write the female-driven comedy. Fox will produce alongside Packer who will produce through his Universal-based Will Packer Productions. Will Packer Productions’ James Lopez will also produce and Haddish will serve as executive producer. VP of production Sara Scott and creative executive Christine Sun will oversee production for Universal.

And she isn’t stopping there.

The YBF comdienne will also star and executive produce Limited Partner, which is currently in development with Paramount. Not only that, Tiffany has a book titled “The Last Black Unicorn,” set to be released on December 5th. AND! She has dates lined up for her upcoming stand-up comedy tour “She Ready” for 2018.

This glow up though! Congrats Tiffany!

Another YBF chick with a new role...

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Zendaya is set to star and produce in a new film and its going bring Black Girl Magic to the big screen.

The 21-year-old actress will bring us a new film titled A White Lie, which will tell the story of the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar College. Daya will produce the film alongside Reese Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine partner Lauren Neustadter. Monica Beletsky will pen the script.

Variety has the details on what the historical film will be about:

The project is based on Karin Tanabe’s book “The Gilded Years,” which told the true story of Anita Hemmings, a light-skinned, African-American woman who was the descendant of slaves and passed as white so she could attend Vassar during the 1890s. She’s pulled into her elite world where she’s treated as a wealthy, educated white woman who finds romance with a moneyed Harvard student.

 

We know she's going to kill it.

In other Will Packer news...

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Taraji P. Henson is teaming up with Will Packer again (after Think Like A Man) for a remake.

The “Empire” star will flex her comedic chops in Paramount Players’ What Men What. It’s a comedy inspired by Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy What Women Want.

Deadline has the details:

The original starred Mel Gibson as a confident chauvinistic male who suddenly acquires the ability to hear what the women around him are really thinking. The new version follows a female sports agent (Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear men’s thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar.

Will Packer will be producing the remake along with Taraji and James Lopez as executive producers. It’s reported the studio is fast tracking the film and it’ll hit theaters January 11, 2019.

Get those blockbuster coins Taraji!

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Comedian Gary Owens keeps us in tears. Peep the "lost" scene of "Power" above.

 

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