“This was three years ago, that I had a note from an executive on a script that I wrote that I needed to make a character ‘Blacker’,” director Cord Jefferson said at Deadline’s Contenders Film L.A.
panel for American Fiction. “A lot of this is taken directly from my personal experience having worked in entertainment.” RELATED: The Contenders Film: Los Angeles – Deadline’s Full Coverage Jeffrey Wright, Issa Rae, Sterling K.
Brown, Tracee Ellis Ross and Skyler Wright star in this scathing satire on the publishing industry and its treatment of serious works by Black writers.
One of those writers is Thelonious “Monk” Ellison (Wright). He travels back to his hometown of Boston to attend a book festival, but the turnout is low in favor of another book seminar with author Sinatra Golden’s (Rae) bestseller We Lives In Da Ghetto.Read more on deadline.com