Nia Long Plays Roxanne Shanté’s Mom In New Biopic Produced By Forest Whitaker
Nia Long has already landed a new gig after her ABC comedy, Uncle Buck, was cancelled in early July.
Long is playing Roxanne Shanté’s mother in, Roxanne Roxanne, a forthcoming biopic, co-produced by Forest Whitaker.
The 46-year-old Queens native, whose birth name is Lolita Shanté Gooden, shared a photo of Nia earlier in the week. “ When your sister Nia Long is playing your Mama MissPeggy in the 80’s You can only feel so honored and so so blessed. #roxanneroxanne The Movie The Roxanne Shante story#plzbelieveit,” she wrote next to a selfie with Long.
The film is currently filming in her hometown borough and will chronicle Shanté’s journey from 14-year-old rapper to hip-hop legend.
Roxanne, Roxanne is slated for release in 2017.