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Nzingha Stewart will Direct Jill Scott, Eve & Regina Hall in Rom-Com 'With This Ring'

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 11, 2014 1:47 PM
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Lifetime (that fledgling black TV network that doesn't call itself a black TV network) has announced its production of yet another original movie centered around the lives of black characters. 

This time it's a rom-com titled "With This Ring," which will star Jill Scott, Eve and Regina Hall, in a tale of 3 single best friends who vow to get themselves hitched within a year, after they attend the lavish New Year's Eve wedding of a 4th friend. 

Nzingha Stewart will direct the Sony Pictures Television-produced project from her own script, which boasts Tracey Edmonds, Sheila Ducksworth and Gabrielle Union as executive producers.

Shooting begins next month.

The projects joins a long line of African American-targeted movies greenlit by Lifetime recently, including the all-black remake of "Steel Magnolias," as well as "A Day Late and a Dollar Short," "Abducted," "Betty & Coretta," and biopics on Gabby Douglas, Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, and more. Clearly the network is interested (and has likely found much success) in targeting African American audiences with its original movies - enough that Aretha Franklin recently met with Lifetime brass to discuss her long-in-development biopic.

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  • Mia | July 16, 2014 10:07 AMReply

    I'll check it out only because Eve and Regina Hall... but will have to mute the tv....every time Jill Scott opens her big mouth

  • Mia | July 16, 2014 10:00 AMReply

    I can't stand that Jill Scott woman....

  • dt | July 13, 2014 10:26 AMReply

    Could someone tell me why it's so hard to please certain people. You give them what they want, but it's never enough. They complain if black women are portrayed as single mothers, if black women are paired with white men, black men, Asian men, men, women. Just don't watch, then you have nothing to complain about.

  • Miles Ellison | July 12, 2014 6:46 PMReply

    This dead horse has been beaten so much that it's pulp.

  • jess | July 11, 2014 3:46 PMReply

    Eye roll. They're all better than that tired plotline.

  • M.Knight | July 11, 2014 5:25 PM

    Oh dear..... yes this sounds very generic. Also Eve and Jill Scott do not inspire much confidence.

  • sergio | July 11, 2014 4:24 PM

    I was thinking the same thing, like really? Would it have been really different to come up with something more original? How about a thriller for example instead of this project where the women are defined by the men they're with?

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