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Biopic of Blaxploitation icon Pam Grier in the Works

movie news | 09 Apr 2012 | 1 comments

70’s movie icon getting biopic.

Imprint Entertainment (‘Twilight,’ ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’) has optioned the film rights to actress Pam Grier’s autobiography ‘Foxy, My Life in Three Acts.’

Screenwriter Eunetta Boone is attached to adapt, with Imprint Entertainment’s Michael Becker, Bennie Richburg and Alfred Sapse producing.

A New York Times bestseller, ‘Foxy’ is Grier’s account of her life: past and present. It reveals her relationships with Richard Pryor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Freddie Prinze Sr.; nights out with John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, and Peter Lawford; and her ongoing battle with cancer.

“’Foxy’ succeeds at a stark impression of Grier’s courage and inner strength without the use of rose-colored glasses. Imprint Entertainment looks forward to bringing this triumphant story to life,” says Becker.

Grier, the iconic African American female sex symbol and action star from the 70′s, launched an era of films that became known as “Blaxploitation” movies – boasting predominantly black casts for black audiences. 40 years later Grier is an internationally celebrated award-winning actress who is beloved by all audiences. As Quoted by Director Quentin Tarantino while promoting his 1997 film ‘Jackie Brown’ “Pam Grier might have been the first female action star.” Grier not only opened doors for African American women but for women of all races.

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