Octavia Spencer is putting on her producer shoes for the adaptation of April Sinclair’s classic written work, Coffee Will Make You Black. Spencer explained why she chose this particular work to bring to life in which she believes is a positive contribution to the African American community. Spencer stated:
“There are so many unheard stories and voices in the African American community that speak to universal themes and the humanity in all of us. I wanted to use my platform to create more opportunities for directors and writers of color to tell these stories. This project has women of color in lead roles in front of and behind the camera.”
The film will be starring Gabrielle Union, in which she will also be producing alongside Spencer.