James Earl Hardy‘s 1994 best-selling book, ‘B-Boy Blues,’ gets a film adaptation courtesy of former ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett.
Serving as his feature film directorial debut, ‘Blues,’ also produced by Smollett, chronicles the clash of class and culture when an unlikely pairing – a middle class magazine editor and a rough-neck, Harlem hoodlum – fall in love.
Speaking on the forthcoming flick, Jussie said:
“Like so many same-gender-loving, black men… B-Boy Blues was and continues to be a story that hits home for me in ways that not many people truly understand. With that said… it’s truly a universal story about Black on black love.”
Starring names like Ledisi, Timothy Richardson, Thomas Mackie, Broderick Hunter, Landon G. Woodson, Michael Jackson, Jr., Marquise Vilson, and Brandee Evans, look inside to view its official trailer ahead of its premiere.