“Step Sisters” also stars Eden Sher and Lyndon Smith with Matt McGorry, Naturi Naughton, Gage Golightly, Nia Jervier, Alessandra Torresani and Marque Richardson.
The story centers on an ambitious college senior (Echikunwoke) who wants to go to law school. She teaches stepping to a group white sorority girls who risk losing their charter.
Charles Stone III (“Drumline”) directed from a script by Chuck Hayward. Producers are Matt Alvarez, Lena Waithe and Benjamin Cory Jones along with Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman from LA Media Fund.
“Step Sisters,” formerly called “Ain’t No Half Stepping,” will open against Fox’s animated “Boss Baby,” Paramount’s “Ghost in the Shell” and Focus’ Jessica Chastain drama “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”
Echikunwoke’s credits include”90210,” “House of Lies,” “Mind Games” and the Vixen character on “Arrow.”
Broad Green has struggled this year with its mainstream releases, generating $16 million on Bryan Cranston’s drug drama thriller “The Infiltrator.” It teamed with Miramax on the Billy Bob Thornton comedy “Bad Santa 2,” which has grossed a modest $17 million in three weeks. Broad Green’s top release was 2015’s “A Walk in the Woods” with $29 million.