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Sanaa Lathan Prepping Poker Drama 'All In' To Star & Produce From 'The Wire,' 'Homicide' Writer

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 5, 2012 at 11:28AM

File this one under "unconfirmed" for now; although my sources haven't let me down so far, so I'm sharing what I've got on the project.
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File this one under "unconfirmed" for now; although my sources haven't let me down so far, so I'm sharing what I've got on the project.

I'm told that Sanaa Lathan is prepping a feature drama titled All In, which she will produce as well as star in, under the direction of Joy Lusco Kecken.

The film's story centers on a down-on-her-luck poker player who tries to make a comeback in the game.

That's all I've got right now.

Lathan will presumably play the poker player. No other cast was mentioned.

Joy Lusco Kecken is penning the script as well. Her resume should impress fans of The Wire and Homicide, because she wrote for both shows, and even directed an episode of The Wire.

She's also co-writer of the adaptation of Thulani Davis' drama/trhiller Maker Of Saints, which Erykah Badu and Roger Guenveur Smith are attached to star in currently.

So by all accounts, Sanaa should be in good hands here.

Piper Productions and LoveWorks Entertainment are producers.

The last time we saw Sanaa Lathan in a feature film was in Contagion last year, although she wasn't on screen much. She's currently co-starring on the Starz drama series Boss, with Kelsey Grammer.

Up next for her is the thriller Vipaka, with Forest Whitaker and Antony Mackie.

When I know more about All In, so will you.

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