Production has begun onFocus Features' untitled romantic comedy starring Sanaa Lathan and Simon Bakerand directed by Sanaa Hamri, the music video director who makes her featuredirectorial debut.
Focus holds worldwide rightsto the project, which is being produced by Stephanie Allain through hercompany, Homegrown Pictures.
Lathan stars as a Type Awoman who has to learn to discard her checklist and anally retentive ways whenshe is swept off her feet by the kind of man she didn't prepare to fall in lovewith.
Golden Brooks, Mike Epps,Donald Faison, Taraji P Henson, Blair Underwood and Alfre Woodard also star inthe project, which is being overseen for Focus by the company's executive vicepresident of production Joe Pichirallo, reporting to president of productionJohn Lyons.
"At Focus, we look for lovestories that feed both heart and soul," Focus co-presidents David Linde andJames Schamus said in a joint statement. "Sanaa Hamri is bringing a visuallylush cinematic technique to the storytelling, and Stephanie has broughttogether a terrific cast."
Allain's slate of producingcredits includes Hustle & Flow,which she produced with John Singleton, and Biker Boyz.