Deadline reported, Gabrielle Union to star and produce ‘Coffee Will Make You Black.’
Union’s production company I’ll Have Another will adapt the film adaptation of April Sinclair’s novel. Octavia Spencer is also attached to produce the film through Orit banner while Wyolah Films’ Tate Taylor and John Norris are also teaming up.
Deborah Riley Draper will direct the film from her own script.
You could read the premise of the novel below:
Coffee Will Make You Black follows a smart, funny and naive African American teenage girl finding her voice as she navigates conflicting relationships with her mother, her best friends, and her crushes amid racism, sexism and color-ism in 1960s Chicago.