Kofi Siriboe Is Set To Star in Romantic Feature Film, 'Really Love'
Your favorite eye candy will be back on the big screen very soon.
Queen Sugar's Kofi Siriboe will star as the lead role in the film, Really Love, which is also Angel Kristi Williams' feature directorial debut, Deadline reports.
Siriboe is set to play an up-and-coming black painter who tries to break into the competitive art world while balancing an unexpected whirlwind romance, with gentrified Washington, D.C. as the backdrop.
black love still a thing tho 🤷🏾♂️🙏🏿 https://t.co/zzJWvXxD8V— kof (@kof) 1531947884.0
Filming is expected to begin this summer in D.C. and in Baltimore.
Siriboe has continued to thrive in his own lane. Aside from his reoccurring roles in Queen Sugar Season 3 and in MTV's Awkward, he recently launched ViaKofi—a production platform which released the short film, WTF Is Mental Health, which took the issue of mental health in the black community head on. You can watch the film here.
Really Love was co-written by Williams and Felicia A. Pride, with the story by Pride and Sandford Grimes. MACRO, Charles D. King's production company behind the Oscar-nominated film Fences, is the financial backer and producer of the film.
The film's producers are Mel Jones of Dear White People, King, Kim Roth and Aaliyah Williams, with MACRO's Poppy Hanks, Latisha Fortune, Grimes, Stephanie Allain, Kim Coleman and Pride serving as executive producers.
UPDATE 7/27/2018: Nigeria's Uzo Aduba and Ethiopian-Guyanese actress Jade Eshete have signed on to be in Really Love, Deadline reports.
Naturi Naughton, Tristan Mack Wilds and Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing (from OWN's Love Is_) have signed on to the film, which is currently filming in Baltimore.
Check out the synopsis from Deadline below:
The story follows the life of a starving artist (Siriboe) in gentrifying Washington D.C. who is struggling to find his place in the prestigious art world. When a young law student (Wong-Loi-Sing) unexpectedly comes into his life, he must choose between a whirlwind romance and his budding career as a successful painter.