Spike Lee to Turn 'She's Gotta Have It' Into Series for Showtime
Spike Lee is bringing his "She's Gotta Have It" into the small screen. The director/producer/writer is working on a comedy series, which is based on his 1986 first feature film debut, for Showtime.
According to Deadline, the TV show will be a "contemporary look at the characters and will explore Lee's unique and provocative points of view about race, gender, sexuality, relationships, and the gentrification in Brooklyn." Lee is set to write and attached to direct the reboot project.
Lee first gained recognition with "She's Gotta Have It", which he shot in 12 days in 1985 on a budget of $175,000. It won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
The movie stars Tracy Camilla Johns as a young, attractive, sexually independent Brooklynite who won't commit to any of her three suitors, played by Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell and Lee himself. Enjoying each of their company while still cherishing her personal freedom, Nora represents African American women's struggle in society at the time.
- Jay Leno Survives a Terrifying Accident While Filming His Car Show
- Kylie Jenner Wears Tyga's Sweatshirt Amid Reconciliation Rumors
- Jon Bon Jovi Meets Cancer Patient, Gives Her Guitar, Plays His New Songs
- Diane Kruger Called a 'B***h' for Speaking Up About Gender Inequality in Hollywood
- Lady GaGa Sparks Outrage From Her Chinese Fans After Meeting Dalai Lama
- 'The 9th Life of Louis Drax' First Trailer Is Full of Mysteries
- Stella Maxwell Goes Completely Topless in This NSFW Instagram Photo
- 'Game of Thrones' Showrunner Confirms Shorter Two Final Seasons: We Get Close to the Ending