*Actress Lynn Whitfield has join the cast of Netflix comedy “Nappily Ever After,” joining Sanaa Lathan and Ernie Hudson in the film based on Trisha R. Thomas’ book of the same name, reports Deadline.
The story follows Violet Jones (Lathan), whose seemingly flawless life is interrupted after an accident at the hair salon leads to the realization that she isn’t living the life she that she really wanted.
Whitfield will play Violet’s mother, Paulette.
Haifaa Al-Mansour will direct from an original script by Tina Chism with rewrites from Lisa Loomer, Adam Brooks and Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Tracey Bing, Marc Platt, Jared Leboff and Lathan are producing the film, while Benedict Carver, Vincent Cirrincione and Mark Moran serve as exec producers.
Shooting will take place this month in Atlanta.
Whitfield currently stars in the OWN drama series “Greenleaf.”
Below, author Trisha R. Thomas is interviewed about Nappily Ever After: