Trailer: Haifaa Al-Mansour’s Nappily Ever After set for September release
Staff Reporter | On 03, Aug 2018Reading time: 2 mins
Haifaa Al-Mansour’s Nappily Ever After arrives on Netflix this September, and a new trailer gives us our first look at the latest project from the Wadjda director.
The film, which is based on the book by Trisha R. Thomas, stars Sanaa Lathan as Violet Jones, who has a seemingly flawless life – a great job, a handsome doctor boyfriend, and a meticulously maintained perfect coiffure. But after an accident at the hair-dresser, each of these things start to unravel, and Violet begins to realize that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one that she really wanted.
The movie co-stars Ricky Whittle and lands on Netflix on Friday 21st September. Here’s the video:
Nappily Ever After is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
Nappily Ever After: Haifaa Al-Mansour directs Ricky Whittle and Sanaa Lathan in new Netflix film
28th September 2017
Wadjda director Haifaa Al-Mansour is heading to Netflix for her next project: a Netflix original movie starring Ricky Whittle and Sanaa Lathan.
The film, which is based on the book by Trisha R. Thomas, follows Jones (Lathan), a woman with a flawless life, until an accident at the hair dresser causes her life to unravel. But, as she puts the pieces back together, she finds the strength to cut away some of the things in the life she thought she wanted that she doesn’t really need, starting with her perfect hair.
Tina Chism adapted the novel for the screen, with Lisa Loomer, Adam Brooks and Gina Prince-Bythewood all taking subsequent passes at the script. The names in front of the camera, though, are just as promising.
American Gods star Whittle will play Clint, a doctor from London who has a long-term relationship with Violent – filming began on the production in August, allowing him to film his part before Amazon Gods ramps things back up for Season 2.
Lathan, meanwhile, has already been demonstrating her array of hair styles on social media, as she prepares to play the role of Violent, the high-flying woman with a live-in boyfriend who ends up shaving off all her hair.
Both are joined by Brittany S. Hall, who is known for playing Amber in HBO’s Ballers. Grace & Frankie’s Ernie Hudson has also been cast in the project, alongside Greenleaf’s Lynne Whitfield and Lyriq Bent. Bent, who will play one of the male leads in Spike Lee’s much-anticipated Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, will play Will Wright, the salon owner and stylish who begins a relationship with Violet, as she goes through her life changes.