"Ladder 49" star Morris Chestnut is plotted to play the male lead in Screen Gems' faith-themed drama "Not Easily Broken."
Ready to show his dramatic side this time, Morris Chestnut has given his positive sign to topline faith-themed drama "Not Easily Broken" that Screen Gems is now developing for Sony Pictures Entertainment to distribute.
An adaptation of a book by T.D. Jakes, the picture centers on a couple whose strength and faith are tested after the wife is injured in a car crash and the husband becomes attracted to another woman. Assigned to pen the screenplay is Brian Bird, who last penned "The Last Sin Eater" for 20th Century Fox.
Filming is slated to begin on June 11 in Los Angeles with Bill Duke at helm and Chestnut also executive producing. Meanwhile, Jakes will seat as the producer alongside Clint Culpepper.