Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson (TV's Empire, Hidden Figures) has announced she will direct her first feature film. Two-Faced will come from BRON Studios, which has produced films as varied as A Simple Favor, Tully and the Oscar-winning Bombshell. Tim Story (Ride Along) and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett (Wild Hogs) will also serve as producers.
The dark comedy tells the story of Joy, a high school senior who exposes the racist past of the popular principal Jerald, which sets off an increasingly intense chain of events. Henson will play Joy's mother. The script comes from Cat Wilkins, a graduate of UCLA's MFA Screenwriting Program. Wilkins won the school's Screenwriter Showcase for the screenplay.
A production date and further casting have not been announced, but would likely begin in Spring 2021. "After two decades spent in front of the camera, I’m thrilled to finally jump behind it for my feature directorial debut!" Henson said.