According to The Hollywood Reporter, Girls’ Trip star and Emmy winner Tiffany Haddish has officially signed on for the leading role in Amblin Partners’ forthcoming comedy film titled Homecoming Queen which will be based on Haddish’s own experience.
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Homecoming Queen is reportedly inspired by the true story of when Haddish traveled to Africa thinking she was royalty, only to find out that that designation means something completely different there.
The film will be written by Raamla Mohamed, who previously worked as a writer on Scandal and was a co-executive producer on Little Fires Everywhere. On top of starring, Haddish will also be serving as a producer with Amblin Partners’ Holly Bario and Mia Maniscalco set to oversee the project.
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Haddish has been in high demand since her breakout success in Girls Trip and has recently starred in Andrea Berloff’s The Kitchen and Paramount Pictures’ Like a Boss. She will next be seen in the action-comedy Down Under Cover starring alongside Chris Hemsworth, Billy Crystal’s Here Today, On the Count of Three, and Paul Schrader’s crime-drama film The Card Counter opposite Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe and Tye Sheridan.