Lee Daniels And Keke Palmer To Partner In New Film Pimp
Earlier this month, I completely missed the news that Lee Daniels is set to work with Keke Palmer for a new film, an urban drama called Pimp.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daniels has signed to executive produce the film. Written and directed by Christine Crokos, Pimp is a love story featuring Keke Palmer and Haley Ramm (The Originals), Aunjanue Ellis (The Help), Vanessa Morgan (Finding Carter), Mike E. Winfield (Conversations in L.A.), Eli Cathegi (Twilight) and DMX.
It will be the first time Daniels, who has written, directed and produced “Empire,” Precious and The Butler, will executive produce.
Here’s the description.
“Pimp is set on the rough streets of the Bronx and centers on Wednesday (Palmer), who is born into the gritty world of hustling, where she learns the game from her dad. Once he’s gone, she is left to look out for her mother (Ellis) and her girlfriend Nikki (Ramm). In need of more money, Nikki decides to hit the streets for Wednesday for a dream at a better life. In a ferocious battle of survival, Wednesday comes face to face with a pimp (Gathegi) who runs a more dangerous game, leaving Wednesday to fight for love and risk all to save Nikki.”