Queen Latifah, the versatile musician/actress/talk show host, is in discussions to star in and executive produce the comedy "In the Houze" for Disney and Hyde Park Entertainment, according to The Holl
Queen Latifah, the versatile musician/actress/talk show host, is in discussions to star in and executive produce the comedy "In the Houze" for Disney and Hyde Park Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The part would be the actress' biggest starring film role to date and her first big-screen appearance since 1999's "The Bone Collector."
The Jason Filardi-written script, originally titled "Jailbabe.com," centers on a man who uses the Internet to find a date. He strikes up an online relationship with a woman in jail (Queen Latifah), who offers multiple stories about her background. When she gets out of jail, she proceeds to wreak havoc on the man's orderly upper-middle-class life.
Queen Latifah's other film credits include 1996's "Set it Off" and 1998's "Sphere." She is working on the CBS TV movie "Talking to Heaven" opposite Ted Danson and recently finished production on her syndicated TV talk show "The Queen Latifah Show," which ran for two years.
In the midst of all of this film and television activity, the artist has also been working on a new album, her first since 1998's "Order in the Court." That Motown set debuted at No. 16 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It spawned the single "Paper" featuring Apache, which peaked at No. 23 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.