Rap star Puffy Combs also has expressed an interest in coming on board to produce both the film and its soundtrack.
Pic is described as a “Soul Food”-style comedy set in the world of gospel music. A hip-hop producer returns to his hometown in Alabama for his aunt’s funeral only to learn that he must start a gospel choir in order to gain his inheritance.
MTV Films director of development Elysa Koplovitz brought the project to MTV prexy David Gale.
Hunter, who was a former development executive at Universal Pictures, recently penned a TV pilot for VH-1 called “Couch Potatoes.”
ICM’s Doug MacLaren, Matt Solo and Jenny Fritz brokered the deal for Hunter. Shawn Hopkins of Visionary Entertainment is her manager. Attorney Matt Johnson was also involved.