Chinonye Chukwu to Helm Female Black Panther Drama ‘A Taste of Power’
Nigerian-American filmmaker and director Chinonye Chukwu will adapt the memoir of former leader of the Black Panther A Taste of Power: a Black Woman’s Story. According to Deadline, Chukwu will work with Blacklist scriptwriter, Alyssa Hill who will adapt the screenplay. This comes right on the heels of the Sunday night Sundance premiere of Clemency, which Chukwu wrote and directed. She joins Desiree Akhavan, Ryan Coogler, Damien Chazelle, Rebecca Miller, and many more many more big names as winning the Grand Jury Prize for their U.S. Dramatic entries, says IndieWire online news platform.
The adaptation’s producers are Robbie Brenner and Kevin McKeon for Unburdened Entertainment, and Scooter Braun and James Shin for SB Projects. Executive Producers are Elaine Brown and Jeff Kwatinetz, as well as Scott Manson of SB Projects, Andrew Heckler and Bronwyn Cornelius, latter of whom is a producer on Clemency.
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