According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paula Patton (Just Wright) is in negotiations to topline the wedding-themed comedy Jumping the Broom.

Salim Akil is making his feature directorial debut on the project, which is set to start shooting in the summer in Nova Scotia.

Jumping the Broom was written by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter. The story centers on a clash between "two black families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic background at a weekend wedding in Martha's Vineyard."

Patton is going to play the female lead of the wealthy family.

Sony is most likely going to be the studio releasing Jumping the Broom.

Evan Jacobs