Karimah Westbrook (Suburbicon) is set to star as a series regular in the CW’s untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger drama pilot from writer April Blair.

The project is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger and produced by L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers. It centers on a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. When he is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide.  Rob Hardy is set to direct this project.

Westbrook will play Grace James, Spencer’s warm, loving and strong single mother who works as a courthouse clerk to pay the bills. Very much aware of Spencer’s gifts as both an athlete and student, she is entirely supportive of his choice to transfer to Beverly Hills High.

Westbrook’s recently starred in the George Clooney  feature film Suburbicon, and guest-starred in roles on Shameless, Aquarius and Masters of Sex.

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