Anna in the Tropics


The story is set in 1920s Tampa, then the seat of cigar-making industry and featured an imported Cuban tradition of lectors reading to workers. Inspired by Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Tropics centers on a family of cigar rollers whose lives are changed by the power of literature.

Lee Daniels Adapting ‘Anna in the Tropics’

Precious director Lee Daniels has added to his growing production slate, coming aboard to develop and helm Anna in the Tropics.

Lee Daniels will develop Anna in the Tropics while he continues to work on Selma.

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