Taraji P. Henson will be calling the shots behind the camera on her feature film directorial debut Two-Faced.
The script for the high school comedy comes from Cat Wilkins, a recent UCLA graduate. Wilkins won the 2020 UCLA Screenwriters Showcase for her script titled Two-Faced.
Here’s the official description of the film obtained by The Hollywood Reporter: “Two-Faced follows Joy, a Black high school senior whose chances to attend the college of her dreams are threatened by her wildly popular and charismatic school principal, Jerald, after she confronts him with evidence of his racist past. With the help of her friends, Joy sets out to expose Jerald for who he truly is but quickly learns that he is not above waging all-out-war against the students trying to take him down.”
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The Hidden Figures actress posted about her new career milestone on Instagram with a photo gallery of herself on the red carpet, along with screenshots of articles about the film. She captioned the post: “THIS IS THE FACE OF A DIRECTOR!! YES, I DID THAT ?? I’m SO excited to announce my directorial debut with TWO-FACED. This story means so much to me and I can’t wait to share it with you all!! And yes, I’ll also be starring in the film.”
Several celebrities responded with messages of support for the Academy Award-nominated actress.
RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Shangela Laquifa Wadley commented: “Allow me to once again re-introduce The multi-talented and Ever So Stunning Miss Taraji P. Henson y’all!”
Gabourey Sidibe wrote: “That’s incredible! Congrats!!!”
Tyrese Gibson, who co-starred with Henson in the 2001 John Singleton film Baby Boy, also reacted.
“#SingletonFraternity strikes again…… Congratulations Queen love love love love this,” Gibson wrote.
Bron Studios will produce the film with Henson via her TPH Entertainment production company. A release date for Two-Faced will be announced later.