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Aaron Tveit and Edy Ganem are starring in the legal drama “Created Equal” with Bill Duke directing.

Production is underway in New Orleans. Lou Diamond Phillips (“Longmire”) and Greg Alan Williams (“Greenleaf”) are also starring.

Duke is directing from a script by Richard Kletter, Michael Ricigliano, Theta Catalon and Joyce Lewis, based on the novel by Roger A. Brown.

“Created Equal” centers on a woman who’s desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church. She turns to an up-and-coming lawyer who files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. As the trial unfolds,  an extremist threatens to kill the woman if she doesn’t back off.

Producers are Theta Catalon of T-Cat Films and Karlas Powell. Brown is executive producing.

Duke’s directing credits include “Dark Girls”, “Hoodlums”, “Sister Act 2”, “Deep Cover” and “A Rage in Harlem.” He’s represented by Pantheon and Priluck Company.

Tveit is repped by CAA and Ganem is repped by Pardigm.