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Fuqua and Lee team up for BETTER LIVING THROUGH CRIME

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by: GATW Guest Writer
November 18th, 2009

Fuqua and Lee

Antoine Fuqua, director of TRAINING DAY and BROOKLYN'S FINEST, is set to direct an adaptation of the French graphic novel "Miss: Better Living Through Crime." The film is being executive produced by Spike Lee.

Of course, Spike Lee is no stranger to race relations and this movie promises more of that. The story centers on the relationship between Nola, a young white prostitute, and Slim, her black pimp. The two become partners in crime as killers-for-hire in early 1900s New York.

Though I'm unfamiliar with the graphic novel, the concept sounds promising and I'm hoping for a BONNIE AND CLYDE type story. John Ridley, who wrote the upcoming RED TRIALS (about the Tuskegee airmen involvement in World War II) for George Lucas will be adapting the graphic novel for the screen.

I would love to see Spike Lee helm this project, but am willing to put my faith in Fuqua, whose latest film, BROOKLYN'S FINEST, premiered at Sundance with good reviews and is set to be released this coming March.

Source Variety

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