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Pam Grier, Village Roadshow Developing Project Based on Her Memoir

Pam Grier, Village Roadshow Developing Project Based on Her Memoir

Film icon Pam Grier has teamed with Village Roadshow Pictures to develop a project based on her bestselling 2010 memoir, “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts.”

Known as the queen of 1970s Blaxploitation classics like “Coffy” and “Foxy Brown,” plus Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated film “Jackie Brown,” Grier is enjoying her latest act thanks to movies like 2023’s “Cinnamon.” That film kicked off her relationship with Village Roadshow Pictures, which produced the title under the company’s Black Noir Cinema banner for Tubi.

“Foxy: My Life in Three Acts” details Grier’s legendary screen career; her relationships with Richard Pryor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Freddie Prinze, among others; her experience as a Black female star in an era with rampant racism and sexism; and her battle with stage-four cervical cancer, diagnosed in 1988, when she was told she had 18 months to live.

The production is in the early stages of development, so fans will have to wait and see if Grier’s story becomes a big screen biopic or a series. Jillian Apfelbaum, Tristen Tuckfield, and Nic Gordon will oversee the project for VRP, with Grier serving as executive producer.

Grier is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominee whose resume also includes starring roles in Showtime’s “The L-Word,” “Linc’s,” plus a featured arc on NBC’s “This Is Us.” The Tubi original movie “Cinnamon,” which was directed by Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr. and also starred Emmy nominee Damon Wayans and Grammy nominee Hailey Kilgore, premiered at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival. The crime thriller won two prizes at the American Black Film Festival and was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards.

Next, Grier stars in the second installment of the horror anthology series “Them: the Scare,” premiering April 25 on Prime Video. Grier takes on the role of Athena, described as a “meticulous, clever and prideful” woman with “mama bear qualities who has hidden secrets.”

She is represented by IAG, LINK Entertainment and attorney Leigh Brecheen.

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