Looks like more Black Female Superhero stories are coming! Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Concussion, Belle) is set to star in thriller, Fast Color, produced by Jordan Horowitz (La La Land) via Original Headquarters as well as Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon (both, Jackie) via HD Entertainment. Miss Stevens director Julia Hart has joined to direct, based on the screenplay she wrote with Horowitz.
Mbatha-Raw will portray a woman who’s forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Her only safe space ends up being back home, where she has to reconcile with her abandoned family.
“This is exactly the kind of movie I want to see in the theater — three generations of strong women finding their power,” said Lidell, of the upcoming thriller. “Gugu and Julia are extraordinary talents and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them both on this special project.”
Mbatha-Raw has a slew of promising productions under her belt, including starring opposite Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast, Paramount’s upcoming Cloverfield movie, Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time (Ava DuVernay). She also recently starred in Miss Sloane, the and the “San Junipero” episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror.
Principal photography for Fast Color will start in New Mexico on March 13.