EXCLUSIVE: We've learned that Apple has won a multi-studio bid for Sean Fabre's memoir "Wolf Hustle," about the rise of a black woman on male-dominated Wall Street. While director Chinoni Chukwu is adapting it as a feature film, directing and producing with Entertainment 360 under his Why Fire banner.
In "Wolf Hustle," Fabre, a former Wall Street broker, paints a compelling and unflinching portrait of a successful black woman in the testosterone-fueled business world of New York. In his deconstruction of the business world, the author confronts life's most important challenges and ends up beating Wall Street at its own game. The project is presented as something between The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short in New York. 1990. Wolf Hustle is his first book.
Produced by Entertainment 360's Priya Satyani, Guyman Cassady and Alex Holcomb.
Chukwu recently directed and wrote the award-winning MGM film Till , based on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley and her quest for justice for her son Emmett Louis Till, who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 at the age of 14. The film had its world premiere as a spotlight screening at the New York Film Festival and was released in theaters on October 14.
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Cin Fabre, courtesy of Irina Fabre
In 2019, Chukwu wrote and directed the feature film Mercy , which won the Grand Jury Prize for American Drama at Sundance to critical acclaim. The film received Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Screenplay (Chukow), Best Actress (Alfre Woodard), and Gotham Awards, and won awards at several international film festivals.
Chukwu is repped by CAA, Entertainment 360 and The Gochman Law Group.
Fabre is repped by UTA, Yorn Levine and Folio Literary Management.
Entertainment 360 recently closed The Fall Guy on Universal and is currently streaming Ripley on Netflix.
Today, Apple did not want to comment on the development.
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