“Grown-ish” certainly — Yara Shahidi has booked her first main movie function with high billing. Greatest recognized for her portrayal of Zoey Johnson in “Black-ish” and spinoff “Grown-ish,” the actress is teaming up with “Pitch Good 3” helmer Trie Sie to carry “Sitting in Bars with Cake” to the display. Audrey Shulman is penning the Amazon Studios pic, which is predicated on her ebook of the identical identify. The Hollywood Reporter broke the information.
“Based mostly on a real story, ‘Cake’ facilities on a quiet younger girl unfortunate in love who discovers an unlikely man magnet when she bakes a cake for her greatest buddy’s birthday and brings it to a bar, solely to be swarmed by males. She believes it’s a fluke, however her buddy convinces her to decide to a yr of baking truffles and bringing them to bars, with the objective of discovering real love. The younger girl’s life proceeds to open up in methods she couldn’t have imagined,” the supply teases. The mission hopes to stability laughs and coronary heart in a narrative of affection and friendship.
Shahidi is among the many pic’s exec producers. The “Solar is Additionally a Star” actress’ upcoming slate additionally consists of Disney’s live-action “Peter Pan & Wendy,” which sees her taking part in Tinker Bell.
Moreover the third installment of “Pitch Good,” which took in over $185 million worldwide, Sie’s different credit embody “Step Up All In” and “The Sleepover.” She’s in post-production on “Gamers,” a Netflix rom-com with “Jane the Virgin” breakout Gina Rodriguez.