Taraji P Henson To Make Her Directional Debut With Two-Faced

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Actor Taraji P Henson is going to direct her own film for the first time. The film named Two-faced has been given the green signal by BRON Studios. Two-faced is supposed to be a high-school comedy that will explore the idea of race and culture in the United States of America.

Not much has been revealed about the show in terms of cast, but Henson is set to play the role lead character’s mother. The BRON Studios has released a synopsis of the show which says, “‘Two-Faced’ follows Joy, a Black high school senior whose chances to attend the college of her dreams are threatened by her wildly popular and charismatic school principal, Jerald, after she confronts him with evidence of his racist past. With the help of her friends, Joy sets out to expose Jerald for who he truly is but quickly learns that he is not above waging all-out-war against the students trying to take him down.”

Henson in a statement expressed her excitement about collaborating with Cat Wilkins, a former journalist who has written the script for Two-Faced. The script has already won first place at UCLA’2020 Screenwriters Showcase.

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Taraji P. Henson in a statement said that she is thrilled to finally go behind the camera after being in the front for two decades.

“What first attracted me to this project was Joy – she is the character I needed to see in films growing up, but never had. It’s important that stories be told from a woman’s point of view and partnering with BRON Studios and the amazingly talented Tim Story – both who use their platforms to help elevate women and people of color – feels like the perfect match. I can’t wait to bring this hilariously heartfelt script by Cat Wilkins to life!”  Henson added.

Henson, in her career, has done many critically acclaimed roles such as her character in 2008’s The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Hustle & Flow, Empire and Hidden Figures.