Cherrys: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Knapp will direct Greenpoint Media's family drama Cherrys with Eartha Kitt, Lynn Whitfield and Jurnee Smollett set to star. Louis Gossett Jr., Anne Deavere Smith, Earle Hyman and Tracie Thoms are expected to join them, the company said.

Cherrys, which is in preproduction for a late-August start, is described as a multigenerational story revolving around the coming of age and coming out of a black teenager (Smollett) and the family secrets she discovers in the process.

Brian B.