Jussie Smollett’s directorial debut is coming to the silver veil. Differ reported B-Boy Blues has landed at BET+ after debuting final three hundred and sixty five days on the 2021 American Dim Film Competition. On the competition, the film won the Memoir Feature Fan Licensed Award. It’s miles diagram to regain a televised premiere on June 9 for Delight Month. Mona Scott-Young and her firm Monami Entertainment have joined the film as a producer.
“B-Boy Blues is a beautifully dauntless, comical, heartwarming bro-mance and I changed into as soon as overjoyed to accomplice with Jussie to again this pretty film score larger exposure,” Young said. “Falling head over heels and combating for love are in model emotions and experiences and we’re so grateful to BET+ for lustrous a sturdy spotlight on the peaceable critically underrepresented shadowy LGBTQ+ neighborhood and bringing this impactful love epic to an even larger viewers.”
B-Boy Blues is described as “a conflict of class and culture when Mitchell Crawford, a college knowledgeable journalist from Brooklyn, and Raheim Rivers, a motorcycle messenger from Harlem, plunge in love.” Smollet wrote the script alongside with James Earl Hardy who authored the fresh of the identical title that impressed the motion image. It stars Timothy Richardson, singer Ledisi, Brandee Evans, radio host Heather B, Marquise Vilson, Jabari Redd, Broderick Hunter, and Thomas Mackie.
“By our say slate, we’re intentional about representing the fullness of the Dim skills, including that of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood,” expressed BET+ exec VP/GM Devin Griffin in an announcement per Differ. “‘B-Boy Blues’ is an artful, coronary heart-rending film about the complexity of affection – one thing we all can show to.”
The film marks Smollett’s return to Hollywood since he changed into as soon as chanced on guilty in March of developing spurious reports of an alleged loathe crime and sentenced to 150 days in jail, 30 months of criminal probation, and ordered to pay restitution of larger than $120,000 and a $25,000 horny. He changed into as soon as released from Cook County Jail days later after an Illinois Appellate Court docket voted to minimize down his 150-day sentence pending allure.