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Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tyson Beckford Join Cast Of 'Addicted' (2013 Shaping Up To Be A Big Year)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 2, 2012 at 7:48PM

We can also now add Emayatzy Corinealdi (star of Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere) and Tyson Beckford to the cast of Lionsgate's big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane's popular novel Addicted, which follows the trials and tribulations of a successful sex-addicted African American professional woman.
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Emayatzy Corinealdi

We can also now add Emayatzy Corinealdi (star of Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere) and Tyson Beckford to the cast of Lionsgate's big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane's popular novel Addicted, which follows the trials and tribulations of a successful sex-addicted African American professional woman.

Corinealdi and Beckford join the already cast Tasha Smith, Boris KodjoeSharon Leal, and William Levy) in a Paul Hall production, with Charisse Nesbit executive producing.

It's been confirmed that Leal will play the role of the sex-addicted woman, while Smith is onboard as the therapist, as previously reported.

Here's the proper synopsis:

For Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction...to sex. Finding a compassionate woman therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets to the rough and violent man who draws her toward destruction, Zoe is a woman desperately searching for fulfillment -- and something darker, deeper, and perhaps deadly. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous choice, Zoe is racing against time to uncover the source of her "fatal attraction" -- as chilling secrets tumble forth from the recesses of a woman's mind, and perilous temptations lead toward a climax that can threaten her sanity, her marriage... and her life.

The novel is described as a psychological drama; and Lionsgate tapped Bille Woodruff to direct the film, as we reported over the summer.

Filming is officially underway in Atlanta.

2013 should be an interesting year for studio black cinema, with at least 3 feature films starring ensemble casts of familiar faces, in production: Addicted; David Talbert's Baggage Claim (with Paula PattonDerek LukeOctavia SpencerTaye Diggs, Trey SongzJill ScottJ ColeDjimon HounsouAdam BrodyMorris ChestnutLauren LondonChristina MilianTia Mowry and Terrence Jenkins (aka Terrence J); Screen Gems remake of the 1986 rom-com, About Last Night, starring Kevin Hart, Michael EalyJoy Bryant and Regina Hall, which Will Packer is producing; Ride Along, Ice Cube's action comedy, which stars CubeKevin HartTika Sumpter, and Jay Pharoah, also produced by Will Packer, with Tim Story directing; and finally, yet another Will Packer-produced film - this time the thriller, No Good Deed, which stars Idris ElbaTaraji P. Henson, and .Henry Simmons.

There are a few others; but, as I usually do at the start of every year, I take a long, hard look at everything we should look forward to for the year, which I will do towards the end of 2012, or early in 2013.

But we might find ourselves with one of those rare years in 2013, when there's a fuller than usual slate of studio-backed black films, to complement the indies - an indie slate that, given what I know today, should be strong.

We'll see...


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