Jada Pinkett Smith is set to star in and co-produce a Colombian drama.
The 41-year-old actress has signed on to work on La escribana de uraba, IndieWire reports. The title roughly translates to The Clerk of Urabá.
According to the publication, Jada will star in the bilingual picture based on a true story of a Colombian girl who is granted asylum in the US after her father is murdered.
Jada is believed to have captured the role of a reporter investigating the events that led to the man’s murder.Afro-Colombian helmer Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza will co-direct the project with The Two Escobars filmmakers Michael and Jeff Zimbalist.The Zimbalist brothers also wrote the script.
Producers are still working on casting American and Colombian actors to join Jada on the project.
The actress will co-produce with Miguel Melendez through Overbrook Entertainment, the company she operates with husband Will Smith.
The film will mark the company’s first project in Latin America.Colombian production company Antorcha Films and Los Angeles based XYZ Films will also co-produce.Principle photography is scheduled to begin this fall.
Jada was last seen on the big screen in 2008 drama The Human Contract. She has also lended her voice to the Madagascar animated film franchise, most recently in a short released earlier this year entitled Madly Madagascar.
Lately she has been focused on producing. She is currently at work on her husband and son Jaden’s sci-fi collaboration After Earth. The M. Night Shyamalan film is scheduled for release later this year.
Jada is also listed as a producer on forthcoming drama The Legend of Cain, which Will is set to direct.