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‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Uzo Aduba to Star in Drama ‘Miss Virginia’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Uzo Aduba wills star in the independent drama “Miss Virginia.”

The film will be directed by R.J. Daniel Hanna from Erin O’Connor’s script. The producers are O’Connor, Rob Pfaltzgraff, and Maurice Black of Moving Picture Institute, and Stacey Parks of Media Sparks Films.

The movie is set to commence production early next year in Los Angeles. Moving Picture Institute is bringing the title to the American Film Market.

Inspired by a true story, “Miss Virginia” follows a struggling inner-city single mother who moves her at-risk son from their dangerous neighborhood school to an expensive one in a safe area.

“The real Miss Virginia is as formidable as she is warm and down-to-earth,” O’Connor said. “No one captures that spirit like Uzo. Her bravery, grit, and humor shine through in all her performances. We’re ecstatic that she will be bringing her infectious energy to ‘Miss Virginia.’”

Aduba is best known for the role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.” The Emmy-winning actress recently appeared in “American Pastoral” and will next star in the upcoming indie “Candy Jar,” alongside Christina Hendricks and Helen Hunt.

Aduba is represented by UTA and Management 360. Hanna is repped by Gersh and Luber Roklin Entertainment.

 

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