Tyler Perry has been working on his passion project for over 20 years, and now it debuts on Netflix. Set in the 1940s Deep South, the prolific filmmaker's new drama, , follows star-crossed lovers Bayou and Leanne, whose forbidden love is the backdrop for 40 years of secrets and lies.
Written, directed and produced by Perry, the filmfeatures stars Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer as the troubled lovers alongside an ensemble cast that includes Amirah Vann, Austin Scott, Milauna Jemai Jackson, Brent Antonello, Brad Benedict, Kario Marcel, Lana Young and Ryan Eggold. "[It's been] a 27-year marathon to get it here," Perry told ET at the film's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. «To see finally see the light of day, and Netflix was so amazing and nurturing to get it done — I’m just really blown away by it.
I was often told Black movies with Black stars don't travel around the world when Netflix proved that wrong, time and time again, every time I've worked with them.»Perry penned the screenplay for in the '90s, which marks it as the first screenplay that Perry ever wrote.
The project was originally bought in 2006 but never came to fruition until recently. The filmmaker explained that the process of building his brand was essential to eventually getting the film produced.«I had an audience that wanted to see what I wanted to give and I was very particular and very specific about giving them what they needed,» he shared about the following he gained with his productions. «So, I was building my company, building my studio and building all of those things so that was the focus.Read more on etonline.com