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Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, & John David Washington to Star in 'The Piano Lesson' Movie & On Broadway

Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington are all heading to Broadway next year… and then they’ll be turning the play into a movie!

The three actors are reportedly set to appear in a revival of the classic August Wilson play The Piano Lesson in 2022.

The Daily Mail‘s Baz Bamigboye reports that the production will be directed by Samuel‘s wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson.

A movie version of the play is also in the works with all three actors expected to appear. A different director will helm the movie, though it will not be the previously reported Barry Jenkins.

Denzel Washington will be producing the movie and he previously had told the New York Times that Barry was in talks to direct. The actor is planning on turning all 10 plays in Wilson‘s Century Cycle into movies and he has already completed Fences and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

BroadwayWorld reports that The Piano Lesson “is set in 1936 Pittsburgh and follows the lives of the Charles family as they deal with themes of family legacy and more, in deciding what to do with an heirloom, the family piano.”

Anika Noni Rose & Sophie Okonedo Shine Like the 'Sun' at Tony Awards 2014

Anika Noni Rose and Sophie Okonedo hit the red carpet at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday evening (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The ladies were joined by their A Raisin in the Sun co-star LaTanya Richardson Jackson, who brought her husband Samuel L. Jackson for support.

Sophie beat out Anika and the other nominees to win the award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her work in the play.

LaTanya is up for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play!

FYI: Anika is wearing a Badgley Mischka dress. Sophie is wearing a Sophie Theallet gown.


2014 Tony Awards: Acceptance Speech – Sophie Okonedo

15+ pictures inside of Anika Noni Rose and Sophie Okonedo at the awards show… More Here! »

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