Robert Townsend has gotten behind the camera again; this time directing (and starring in) a basketball-themed rom-com titled “Playin’ For Love” which tells the story of Coach Banks (Townsend) who is used to calling all the shots for his championship high school basketball team and in his own love life. But that’s about to change when he meets, Talisa McCoy (played by Salli Richardson-Whitfield), the mother of a star player, new to Jackson High. She’s a beautiful, strong-willed single mom, with her own ideas on a winning team… and the perfect man. Now, this coach will have to learn a few new plays if he’s going to stay in the game.
Esai Morales, Jenifer Lewis, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Melyssa Ford round out the key cast.
RLJ Entertainment will release the film on February 9, 2016, both on DVD and digital.
S&A has been granted an exclusive clip from the film which is embedded below: