Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films has tapped Dear White People producer Effie Brown to produce the feature film adaptation of the popular Flyy Girl book trilogy by Omar Tyree. Brown’s production shingle Duly Noted Inc. will oversee development and assemble the creative team on the project alongside Codeblack Films’ Jeff Clanagan and Quincy Newell. Dale Godboldo and Arthur Wylie will Executive Produce through Global Renaissance Entertainment Group, Inc.
The trilogy, which has grossed more than $30 million worldwide through Simon & Schuster, follows a young African-American woman coming of age during the 1980s. Obsessed with the material world, Tracy Ellison falls into a cycle of gratuitous sex and heartbreak.
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