Producer Effie Brown revealed to Blackfilm.com that Kerry Washington has been cast opposite Mos Def in Bury Me Standing. Alfre Woodward is also attached to the film.
It's a comedic drama about life, death, and the madness that follows when the two meet. It is a tale that examines a young woman's reflections on death, a memorial, and a "family" that is forced to face its greatest fears when a young man suddenly dies.
Washington plays Mod and Woodward plays Gloria, a mother who is mourning her son. Gloria makes a deal with Mod to take her unborn baby in exchange for her house. It's like a backdoor baby deal. The film will be directed and written by Caran Hartsfield.
Filming will start in Philadelphia in September.