Loop News has learnt that film production is underway for a new Hulu network series.
The name of the film, Black Cake, is an adaptation of a novel by American writer Charmaine Wilkerson – who’s lived in Jamaica periodically.
The family drama-murder mystery series from Oprah Winfrey and ABC’s Women of the Movement creator Marissa Jo Cerar was greenlit in September 2021.
The band of producers – which also includes Aaron Kaplan – have set their sights on recording a few scenes in Jamaica, based on the storyline.
Why Jamaica? Well, why not Jamaica? The novel is based on a fictional account of three characters: Covey Lyncook, Eleanor Bennett, and Gibbs Grant.
Covey Lyncook (a 17-20s multiracial Jamaican); Eleanor Bennett (a 60-70-year old ‘striking and soulful’ multiracial woman; and Gibbs Grant (an 18-20-year-old Jamaican ‘who’s chivalrous) are the roles listed for the taking.
The detailed casting brief is expected to make scouting quite interesting for local agency KBC Talent Management – who’s been tasked with finding the three lead roles.
If you believe you’ve got what it takes, this is your chance to shoot your shot and submit your reel for approval.
You may have an advantage if you mention “KBC Talent Jamaica” in your submissions to [email protected], according to a post on the agency’s Instagram page.