A Black Entertainment Roundup Joint

A Black Entertainment Roundup Joint

George C. Wolfe

George C. Wolfe attends “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” premiere at SVA Theater on April 18, 2017, in New York City.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images)

George C. Wolfe, the director behind Netflix’s acclaimed film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, will be adapting Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon for Playground Entertainment and Freemantle. The House of Deadline reports that Freemantle secured rights to the book and will be bringing it to audiences in a limited series format. Wolfe is currently in talks to write, direct, and executive produce. Song of Solomon, Morrison’s third novel, follows:

“Macon ‘Milkman’ Dead III, a Black man living in Michigan. Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric – Robert Smith, an insurance salesman and member of The Seven Days, an organization that kills white people in retaliation for the racial killing of Black people – hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. The book follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, featuring an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized Black world.”

I have no doubt that all the welps in Welpington and you, my dearest and most inquisitive reader, will be eager for these projects to come to…

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