Singer and actress Keri Hilson and The Young and The Restless star Redaric Williams will headline TV One’s new original movie Don’t Waste Your Pretty, the network announced Thursday.
Additional cast members include Deborah Joy Winans (Greenleaf), Jasmine Burke (Saints & Sinners), Kaye Singleton (American Soul) and Rainey Branch (Grey’s Anatomy).
According to a description from TV One: “Don’t Waste Your Pretty follows a group of tightly knit friends as they sort out their turbulent life issues and love lives — always turning to one another to figure out their next move when jobs, romance or family interactions prove more complicated than they had ever anticipated.”
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Directed by Tamara Bass, the film recently wrapped production in Atlanta, in accordance with COVID-19 health guidelines.
“We are thrilled to have successfully completed filming on Don’t Waste Your Pretty,” said Robyn Greene Arrington, TV One’s vice president of original programming and production. “Though the impact of COVID-19 postponed the start of production, we ultimately got back work as quickly and as safely possible… Our teams employed all of the industry prescribed precautionary measures and scaled down to the most essential elements necessary to produce this film with an abundance of care and consideration for all involved.”
Swirl Films produced the movie for TV One, with Eric Tomosunas and COO Robert A. Boyd II serving as Executive Producers. James Seppelfrick, Ron Robinson and Keith Neal are producers for Swirl Films.
Written by Katrina O’Gilvie, the movie is based on the book Don’t Waste Your Pretty: The Go to-Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love from author and media personality Demetria L. Lucas.
Don’t Waste Your Pretty is slated to premiere in 2021.