Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, and Effie T. Brown are joining the “Sorcerority.” The trio are producing a feature film based on the fantasy graphic novel “Sorcerority,” which sees a young Black woman enrolling in a historically Black university and coven. Deadline confirmed the news.
“Sorcerority” follows Melanie, who joins the same coven and college her late mother was a part of. “She soon discovers her enrollment into the school may not be entirely of her own choosing, but rather the calculated actions of a higher authority,” the source synopsizes. “In between her studies, she uncovers her familial connection to the school’s mysterious past, as well as her pivotal role in its future.”
Brown’s Gamechanger Films acquired the rights to Mikhail Sebastian and George Watson’s graphic novel earlier this year. Brown will produce the film adaptation via Gamechanger, Union and Kian Gass through I’ll Have Another Productions, and Henson and Christine Conley on behalf of TPH Entertainment.
“Taraji and I have been looking for a project to work on together for a few years now and I’m excited to be partnering with her, TPH Productions, and Gamechanger Films on this project,” said Union, who was last seen in the series “L.A.’s Finest.” “I’m looking forward to bringing this graphic novel to the big screen.”
“I created TPH Entertainment as a way to help push forward stories that better represent what our society looks like and to help share voices that may not have been given the opportunity to be heard,” added Henson, who is set to direct a segment of anthology film “Tell It Like a Woman” as well as feature comedy “Two-Faced.” “Joining incredible, likeminded women like Effie and Gabrielle on this exciting adaptation is a thrill for me and I cannot wait to begin this journey with them!”
“I could not have imagined a better equipped or more inspiring dream team of female producing partners than Gabrielle and Taraji on a project about such powerful black women,” Brown stated. “‘Sorcerority’s’ depiction of black girl magic and sisterhood offers such a fresh and unexpected perspective, and we can’t wait to bring Mikhail and George’s beautiful graphic novel to life.”
Brown and Union will also collaborate on Gamechanger’s “The Inspection,” a drama about a young gay man enlisting in the Marines. The former is producing and the latter starring.
Gamechanger recently consulted on Amazon Studios’ diversity, equity, and inclusion playbook and announced it is developing a TV series and several holiday movies based on Lela Lee’s webcomic “Angry Little Girls.” Rebecca Hall’s Nella Larsen adaptation “Passing” and Gabourey Sidibe’s thriller “Pale Horse” are also among Gamechanger’s productions.