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Lifetime has announced several made-for-television movies it is picking to air in the coming months.  One of the them is a contemporary take of a classic 19th century Jane Austen novel, though set in a church called “Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta.”  Several of Hollywood’s favorites are set to appear in the remake include Reginald VelJohnson (‘Family Matters’), Jackée Harry (‘227,’ ‘Sister, Sister’), Victoria Rowell (‘The Young and the Restless’), and Keshia Knight Pulliam (‘The Cosby Show’).

Deadline has more detail on the movie’s plot:

“Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta features an African-American cast led by Reginald VelJohnson as Reverend Bennet, a pastor of a prominent Southern Baptist church, and his wife, Mrs. Bennet (Jackée Harry), author of a self-help book on how to find the perfect husband. Needless to say, Mrs. Bennet is less than thrilled that all five of their daughters — Lizzie (Tiffany Hines), Jane (Raney Branch), Mary (Brittney Level), Lydia (Reginae Carter) and Kitty (Alexia Bailey) — are still single. When the very eligible Will Darcy (Juan Antonio) arrives in town, Mrs. Bennet sets her sights on the handsome bachelor for daughter Lizzie, leading to a comedic modern-day take on themes familiar to fans of the novel.”

Rhonda Baraka is directing the film, with Tracy McMillian writing the script.  McMillian is also serving as an executive producer alongside Leslie Greif and Naomi Despres.  No official airdate has been set for ‘Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta.’

 

Article Courtesy of Deadline and 93.1 WZAK-FM Cleveland/Urban One, Inc.

First Picture Courtesy of JLN Photography and WENN

Second Picture Courtesy of WENN

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