Angela Bassett To Play Paula Patton’s Mom in JUMP THE BROOM
Angela Bassett has joined the cast of Columbia’s upcoming wedding comedy “Jump the Broom.” Salim Akil is directing the ensemble comedy for Columbia.
Bassett joins a cast that already includes Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine and Romeo Miller. The film follows the story of two black families with very different socioeconomic backgrounds that clash during a weekend wedding on Martha’s Vineyard. Bassett will play the role of Patton’s mother, an heiress and huge figure among the Washington elite, in the film. Miller will play Patton’s cousin in the film while Miller plays her love interest. Filming on the project is scheduled to begin soon in Nova Scotia.
Bassett just completed filming her role as Dr. Amanda Waller in Warner Bros. upcoming comic adaptation “Green Lantern.” She has also just recently begun casting for her directorial debut; a film entitled “United States.” That project will get underway in the fall.