The story from Martha Southgate’s famous novel Third Girl from the Left is coming to the big screen.
According to Indiewrie, the upcoming film will star Hollywood a-listers Kerry Washington and Viola Davis, and will be produced by Amy Hobby.
Check out a description of the project below:
THIRD GIRL FROM THE LEFT is the story of the other side of Hollywood in the 1970’s, of what it means to be black, sexy, smart and full of dreams in a land where “blaxploitation” is as literal as it sounds. Yet this is not a ‘black’ story. This is a vivid and dynamic story about families, all families; and not just the ones we’re born into, but the ones we make for ourselves. It is a compelling saga of love, family secrets and the ambitions of mothers and daughters. It is also a story about the movies and the hold they can have on us, sometimes even despite our better judgment. Angela Edwards, is the shining center of the film, around which we deftly shift points of view, weaving the stories of her mother Mildred and daughter Tamara. Angela and Mildred clash in the way mothers and daughters often do, but manage to forge a bond during many afternoons spent together at the local cinema. Angela yearns to be onscreen herself and eventually leaves her stifling hometown of Tulsa for Hollywood in 1972. It does not live up to her imagination. She does not make it big. Instead, she lands bit parts in campy blaxploitation pictures. In a world where sexual favors to men in power are commonplace, even roles like these require young actresses to offer up more than talent in order to get the gig. Angela dutifully complies. Angela doesn’t become a star, but the allure of movies has marked her for life, just as it did her mother, and just as it will her own daughter.
Further details about the film’s release date have yet to be announced, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted!
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1. Kerry Washington
at the Disney ABC Television Group's "TCA Winter Press Tour" in California (Jan 2012)
2. Kerry Washington 
at the 21st annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards (November 2011)
3. Kerry Washington 
at the 8th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in New York (November 2011)
4. Kerry Washington 
at an 'Evening with Ralph Lauren' hosted by Oprah in New York City (October 2011)
5. Kerry Washington 
in Jason Wu at the 17th Annual Gotham Awards in New York (Nov 2007)
6. Kerry Washington 
arrives at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles (Sept 2011)
7. Kerry Washington 
at the 2011 VH1 "Do Something" Awards in Hollywood, California
8. Kerry Washington 
At The 2011 ESPY's
9. Kerry Washington 
Kerry Washington arrives on the red carpet at the 2011 BET Awards
10. Kerry Washington 
2011 CFDA Fashion Awards
11. Kerry Washington 
At the 2011 MET Ball
12. Kerry Washington 
At the second annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert
13. Kerry Washington 
Kerry at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner
14. Kerry Washington 
Kerry attends the Los Angeles Confidential Magazine's 10th Anniversary Event.
15. Kerry Washington 
Kerry attends the ABC fall preview party at The Paley Center for Media.