Focus is falling in love

Romance pairs Baker, Lathan

Focus Features has set Simon Baker and Sanaa Lathan to star in “42.4 Percent,” an interracial love story.

Sanaa Hamri is making her directorial debut and production is slated to begin in February.

Lathan plays an African-American professional who’s well aware that 42.4% of her race never gets married. Determined to find love, she falls for a white landscaper.

Pic was written by Kriss Turner and will be produced by Stephanie Allain of Homegrown Pictures. Turner was mostly a TV writer and co-exec produced “The Bernie Mac Show.”

Hamri makes her feature debut after cutting her teeth on videos.

Baker recently wrapped “The Ring 2” and will next be seen in “Book of Love.” Lathan recently starred in “Alien vs. Predator.”

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