Letitia Wright of ‘Black Panther’ for John Legend project ‘Le Brio’
French film “Le Brio” is being remade with John Legend’s production company at the wheel, and Letitia Wright, breakout star of superhero movie “Black Panther”, is the first named cast member.
Introduced to a worldwide audience via early 2018 smash hit “Black Panther” and midyear follow-up “Avengers: Infinity War”, Letitia Wright played Shuri, medical whiz and sister of lead character T’Challa, King of Wakanda and the Black Panther himself.
She will now co-star in an English-language remake of French hit “Le Brio” in which a French-Arabian law student from an underprivileged background is mentored by the prejudiced college professor who had previously humiliated her.
Some details will be altered for the Hollywood adaption, to reflect “the current tense climate and race relations” in the United States, per a quote from Dimitri Rassam, one of the remake’s producers.
Rassam envisions a film about building bridges between different generations and helping people overcome prejudices, according to Variety‘s synopsis.
There are in fact three remakes of the original French film in development. In addition to the U.S. version, Paris-based Rassam is overseeing an Italian and a German version of the story.
Following its 2017 release, “Le Brio” was nominated for three César Awards at France’s prestigious film industry gala, with lead actress Camélia Jordana winning Most Promising Actress. JB
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