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Kerry Washington to Adapt ‘The Mothers’

Brit Bennett’s The Mothers, a New York Times bestseller, has just been optioned by Warner Bros. Pictures! Bennett’s novel debuted in 2016 and follows a big secret that takes over a small black community in Southern California. Actress, Kerry Washington (Scandal) will produce the film and Bennett herself will write the screenplay. 

 

The Mothers explores “young love, friendship and loss through a story centered on Nadia, a teen who, while grieving after her mother’s suicide, starts a relationship with Luke, the pastor’s son, and becomes pregnant. The choice she makes not only affects her own life and relationships for decades to come but the lives of Luke and Nadia’s best friend, Aubrey.”

Bennett will be an executive producer on the project with Gossip Girl writer, Natalie Krinsky producing alongside Washington! 

 

 

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