LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Actress Jackee Harry at the Centric Pavilion during the 2013 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images for BET)
Photo: Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images for BET
Photo: Paul A. Hebert/Getty Images for BET

Lifetime creates an all-black “Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta”

Originally posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” has been done and redone and revamped and rejiggered dozens of times on TV and film over the years. 

Here’s the latest, courtesy of Lifetime: an all-black film version called “Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta.”

“227” and “Sister, Sister” star Jackee Harry and “Family Matters” vet Reginald VelJohnson are two of the big names. 

Harry plays a self-help book author on how to find the perfect husband. Ironically, her five daughters are all single and unmarried. When Will Darcy shows up, she tries to set him up with her oldest daughter. 

Atlanta-based Rhonda Baraka will direct. Presumably, though it’s not explicitly stated, this film will be shot in Atlanta since the city is embedded right in the title. 

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.