The film is financed by IM Global’s Octane division. Wayans, who stars as mysterious entrepreneur Christian Black, is a producer and writer of the film alongside regular writing and producing partner Rick Alvarez.
Mike Tiddes is directing, and IM Global CEO Stuart Ford is executive producing along with President of Production Matt Jackson, Senior VP of Production Glendon Palmer and Paddy Cullen. Open Road, which distributed both of Wayans’ “A Haunted House” spoofs, has set a Jan. 29 release for the U.S.
Hawk (“Bridesmaids”) portrays the young woman drawn to Christian Black.
IM Global launched “Fifty Shades of Black” after Universal’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” took in $570 million at the worldwide box office.