Meagan Good is taking on a passion project as the star of an upcoming “Foxy Brown” TV series based on the 1974 blaxploitation film. The actress will assume the role made famous by legendary ’70s movie star Pam Grier.
The TV reboot will mark Good’s return to a series lead after another movie-based show, “Minority Report,” was canceled by Fox. Since then, she has had a recurring role on the CBS medical drama “Code Black” and also will star in the theatrical release “Deuces” and the TV movie “The 10th Date.”
Deadline reported Good will not only star as Foxy Brown, which will air on Hulu, but she also will serve as a producer. Her husband, DeVon Franklin, is set to executive produce the project through his own Franklin Entertainment with Tony Kantz’s production company Flame Ventures, among others. Franklin and Kantz also are looking to adapt the 1975 Blaxploitation dramedy “Cooley High” for the big screen.
On the writing front for the Good project, Malcolm Spellman, who co-executive produces Fox’s primetime hit drama “Empire,” is on board, along with Ben Watkins, known for creating the “Hand of God” web series. The pair also will serve as showrunners.
The original “Foxy Brown” film follows the titular character as she poses as a high-priced prostitute to track down the mobsters who killed her boyfriend, an undercover cop. IThe movie was a hit, ultimately earning $2.46 million at the box office and more than recouping its estimated $500,000 budget, according to Internet Movie Database.
But the Megan Good-starring vehicle isn’t the first time a remake of the MGM-produced film has been in the pipeline. Shadow and Act reported Halle Berry was set to reprise the role along with a producer credit back in 2003, but the project never materialized.