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Lena Waithe to Produce A.V. Rockwell’s Directorial Debut ‘A Thousand and One’

Lena Waithe to Produce A.V. Rockwell’s Directorial Debut ‘A Thousand and One’

A.V. Rockwell’s feature directorial debut, “A Thousand and One,” has been greenlit by Focus Features, Sight Unseen, Makeready and Hillman Grad Productions

Rockwell also penned the script for the pic, which begins production next year. It will be produced by Hillman Grad’s Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani, Makeready’s Brad Weston, and Sight Unseen’s Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev. Makeready’s Negin Salmasi, and Sight Unseen’s Oren Moverman and Rachel Jacobs are executive producing. Casting has yet to be announced. Focus Features will distribute the film in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International will distribute it internationally.

“A Thousand and One” centers on a free-spirited woman who tries to redeem herself by kidnapping her six-year-old from the foster care system. Holding onto their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their home, identity and stability in a rapidly changing New York City.

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