It looks like the acting career of actress Taraji P. Henson is continuing to be on the rise! Speaking of that career, we are discovering that she is now the most sought after African American actress in Hollywood as we discovered that Henson is about to sign on to another new role, and this time it’s in a sports film.
Henson’s new role will be in the film titled From the Rough, will have her take on a role inspired by Dr. Catana Starks, the first female head coach of an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Word is the sports drama begins filming in New Orleans in early October.
Henson will play a fictionalized version of Starks named Cassandra Turner, who parlays a successful stint as coach of the women’s swim team at a historically black college into a shot at building the men’s golf team. With available black players scarce, Turner scours Europe, Australia and Asia for hidden talents and constructs a uniquely multi-racial team. (In real life, Starks was the golf coach at Tennessee State University.)
Michael A. Critelli wrote the screenplay and will be an executive producer along with actor/director/writer Kevin E. Hooks.
Next up for Henson is the drama The Good Doctor, the Tom Hanks-directed Universal comedy Larry Crowne, and the crime drama Once Fallen.
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