Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... BET Unveils 2015-2016 Slate Additions: New Original Scripted & Unscripted Series, Movies, News Specials & More BET Unveils 2015-2016 Slate Additions: New Original Scripted & Unscripted Series, Movies, News Specials & More Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch First Trailer for 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + Individual Character Profiles Watch First Trailer for 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + Individual Character Profiles Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Jada Pinkett Smith Will Star In Colombian Thriller As Overbrook Ventures Into Latin America

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 10, 2013 at 7:32PM

The Overbrook/Smith Family Entertainment empire continues to expand - this time, it's making its inaugural push into the Latin American cinema market with a Colombian thriller titled La escribana de uraba, which, according to Google, translate to The Clerk of Urabá.
0
Jada Pinkett Smith with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Courtesy of Critica.com.pa
Jada Pinkett Smith with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Courtesy of Critica.com.pa

The Overbrook/Smith Family Entertainment empire continues to expand - this time, it's making its inaugural push into the Latin American cinema market with a Colombian thriller titled La escribana de uraba, which, according to Google, translate to The Clerk of Urabá.

According to several Spanish-language websites, Jada Pinkett Smith will star in the film, which is said to be inspired by true events - the true story of a 14 year old Colombian girl whose father was killed in the late 1980s and who decides to tell his story, after she's granted asylum in the United States.

The film, however, will instead focus on a representative of a US multinational investigating the death of one of its employees in Colombia - perhaps the father of the girl above.

Jada Pinkett Smith will play the US multinational representative investigating the death in Colombia, in a film that will be both in Spanish and English.

As you can see above, Jada was in Colombia (Bogota specifically) this week, checking out the lay of the land, and even met with President Juan Manuel Santos, Culture Minister Mariana Garces and representatives of various organizations, to discuss the project.

Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
She also met with the director, Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza, an Afro-Colombian filmmaker (photo left) who made his feature film debut last year with the acclaimed drama Chocó - a film that we've covered and continue to follow, as it travels the film festival circuit.

Hinestroza will co-direct with Michael and Jeff Zimbalist (The Two Escobars), who also penned the screenplay.

Production is expected to begin in the next few months, with Jhonny Hendrix, the Smiths' Overbrook International, and Michael and Jeff Zimbalist of All Rise Films all producing.

Expect a cast that includes both American and Colombian actors. 

With shooting scheduled to begin later this year, we should have all the necessary production data soon, so stay tuned.

This article is related to: Jada Pinkett Smith, Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza


Shadow & ActNewsletter