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Latifah is ‘Wright’ for Fox Searchlight

Actress to star in romantic comedy

Queen Latifah will star in the romantic comedy “Just Wright” for Fox Searchlight.

Project had been set up six years ago at Disney but was put into turnaround and picked up by Searchlight.

Dubbed a modern-day Cinderella tale, story centers on a female physical therapist who falls in love with a basketball player while helping him recover from a career-threatening injury.

Searchlight, which recently teamed with Latifah on “The Secret Life of Bees,” is eyeing a late May start date.

Latifah and her Flavor Unit partner Shakim Compere are producing alongside Debra Martin Chase.

Film marks the second romantic comedy that Latifah has toplined. Paramount’s “Last Holiday” repped her previous foray into the genre.

The “Hairspray” star is repped by WMA.

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