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Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks to Adapt “Native Son” for the Screen

28 February 2017 11:06 AM, PST | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is writing for the screen again. She’s penning an adaptation of Richard Wright’s…

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Richard Wright Novel ‘Native Son’ to Become Feature Film

21 February 2017 12:31 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Richard Wright’s classic novel “Native Son” is coming to the big screen, with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks signed on to adapt the book for a feature film. Photographer Rashid Johnson will direct the film in his feature debut. Last year, Johnson became the first artist in nearly four decades to be named to the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum. The film will be produced by Bow and Arrow Entertainment, which acquired the rights to the 1940 classic. “Native Son,” which elevated Wright to national prominence, follows a 20-year-old African-American man named Bigger Thomas from impoverished. »

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Richard Wright’s Classic Novel ‘Native Son’ to Be Adapted Into Movie

21 February 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bow and Arrow Entertainment has acquired Richard Wright’s classic novel “Native Son,” which will be adapted into a movie by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Suzan-Lori Parks and helmed by acclaimed artist and photographer Rashid Johnson in his feature directorial debut.

Native Son” was first published in 1940 to much success, making Wright one of the most prominent African-American voices of the era. The novel follows Bigger Thomas, a 20-year-old African-American man growing up in poverty on the South Side of Chicago.

Bow and Arrow partners Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman will produce the film, with Malcolm Wright and Julia Wright serving as consultants on behalf of Wright’s estate.

Parks was the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer for drama, nabbing  the prize for her award-winning play “Topdog/Underdog.” Parks also received the MacArthur Foundation genius grant and wrote the screenplays for Spike Lee’s “Girl 6” and the adaptation »

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Celebrated Black Novel 'Native Son' Gets New Film Adaptation

21 February 2017 12:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Richard Wright’s classic novel Native Son will be adapted into a film directed by artist and photographer Rashid Johnson in his directorial debut

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Suzan-Lori Parks will adapt Wright's book for the Bow and Arrow project.

The novel, while first published in 1940, remains timely as it could easily be considered a forerunner to the Black Lives Matter movement. It tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a 20-year-old African-American man growing up in poverty on the South Side of Chicago and the series of events and decisions that will forever alter his life. 

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