VIDEO: David E. Talbert To Take Play, "What My Husband Doesn’t Know", To The Big-Screen

by Emmanuel Akitobi
October 17, 2011 6:38 AM
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In a news segment with Houston's KHOU 11, playwright David E. Talbert revealed that he plans to take his current road stage-play, What My Husband Doesn't Know, to theaters. And as we've seen with another playwright-turned-filmmaker, the film undoubtedly comes with a built-in fanbase that will all but guarantee butts in theater seats.

In its current form, the main characters in Talbert's production are played by Morris Chestnut, Michelle Williams, Clifton Davis, and Ann Nesby. There's no word yet as to whether they will reprise their roles for the theatrical version of What My Husband Doesn't Know.

Talbert discusses his big-screen plans near the end of this news segment/interview with Morris Chestnut:


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5 Comments

  • urbanauteur | October 17, 2011 11:06 AMReply

    Look how far we fell, i bet Lorraine Hansberry & August Wilson are turning in their grave.

  • IJ Clinton | October 17, 2011 10:46 AMReply

    @Landlocked: It didn't have the loud bawdiness of his plays.

  • Landlocked | October 17, 2011 7:28 AMReply

    @ IJ Clinton: 1st and 2nd paragraph: “I was thinkING” this entire project sounds like some Tyler Perry-esque crap!

  • IJ Clinton | October 17, 2011 7:24 AMReply

    2nd paragraph: "I was thinkING" lol

  • IJ Clinton | October 17, 2011 7:20 AMReply

    When I saw the stage production it was playing to a packed house at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. I was really pleased with it. The over-the-top, stereotypical character and dialogue associated with predominately black stage plays was absent from WMHDK. The cast really delivered, with Michelle Williams and Ann Nesby as her character's mother also singing a few numbers, MW doing two and AN one.

    As I was watching the play, I was think it would make for an entertaining film. I hope the original cast can reprise their roles.

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