Bill Duke Attached to Direct Ensemble Dramedy About a Wealthy, Dysfunctional Black Family

Bill Duke Attached to Direct Ensemble Dramedy About a Wealthy, Dysfunctional Black Family

Bill Duke has signed up to direct a dramedy centered on a wealthy, dysfunctional African American family, titled "Killing Daniel," from newcomer screenwriter Matthew Dressel, set up at Darius Films.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story follows a young man seeking to reconnect with his siblings after their father’s death, only to find out that they all want to kill him for his sizeable share of the estate.

Nicholas Tabarrok is producing "Killing Daniel."

An early 2016 shoot date is eyed. No word on casting yet.

Duke is currently attached to direct and executive produce a feature film on the life of Mahalia Jackson, which will be based on the biography "Just Mahalia, Baby," written by Laurraine Goreau, which chronicles the life of the woman who rose from poverty and obscurity to become the world’s greatest gospel singer, and a legend.

Most recently, his "Light Girls" documentary (a follow-up to "Dark Girls") premiered on the OWN network.

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Comments

urbanauteur

This brother exemplifies what it means to be courageous and consistent within the hollow walls of mediocrity and wiki-leaks.

Chauncey Woodson

Always admire and respect Bill Duke. This sounds very interesting. Hope it is cable TV or Netflix/Amazon bound.

CAP1956

Mr. Duke injects every project with compassion, integrity, and intelligence. I look forward to his new projects and wish him continued success.

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