Jussie Smollett to make feature directorial debut with B-Boy Blues adaptation

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Jussie Smollett will make his directing film debut by adapting the best-selling 1994 B-Boy Blues novel from James Earl Hardy EW has reported.

The first announcement of the news was Deadline.

Smollett, along with Hardy and others, would also create the movie through his recently released SuperMassive films.

The movie starts shooting in New York City on Saturday.

He has directed two Empire series, also featuring from 2015 to 2019.

The turbulent partnership between the 27-year-old journalist Mitchell Crawford, and Raheim Rivers, the 21-year-old bike messenger and the B-boy (banjee boy) was established in B-Boy Blues.

In the summer of 1993, the two men converge at a gay bar in Greenwich Village.

You fall in love, however you try to break them apart by your universe – defined by homophobia and abuse.

In the aftermath following an alleged assault on Smollett, in January 2019, Smollett is entangled in a court dispute.

Smollett claimed the officers assaulted him with two individuals screaming for racist and homophobic remarks.

Fiscal authorities then charged Smollett with making a fake police report until the allegations were unexpectedly dismissed in March 2019.

In February, though, Smollett once again lodged a similar charge arguing that he "linked his false accusations that he is a survivor of a hate crime to four distinct false claims to officers in the Chicago police force."

Smollett and his lawyers lodged a motion at a September Court proceeding to get the allegations dismissed, which a judge refused.

The new charges Smollett pled not guilty.

The actor was dropped from Empire as a consequence of the fiasco, who has preserved his innocence during the case.

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