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The Bronze Venus: Josephine Baker to be Jazzed Up by Maïmouna Doucouré

The Bronze Venus: Josephine Baker to be Jazzed Up by Maïmouna Doucouré

Coming off the TIFF world premiere of her sophomore film Hawa — a very PG Capraesque adventure film bursting with magic dust, Maïmouna Doucouré will take on the life of the iconic Josephine Baker. Deadline reports that Studiocanal project have the support from the family and Bien Ou Bien Productions’ Zangro will once again produce. This should be a big deal for whoever lands the part of Josephine. Production is expected to begin next year so we can date this for a possible 2024 showing.

Baker was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and she renounced her U.S. citizenship to became a French national. She was known as “Black Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, the “Bronze Venus”, and the “Creole Goddess”. Doucouré first broke out with her award-winning short Maman(s) in 2015 and she followed this with her directorial debut in the Sundance preemed Cuties in 2019.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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