True To The Game, an adaptation of Teri Woods’ fan favorite and NY Times best-selling novel of the same name, and starring the late Nelsan Ellis, will debut in theaters nationwide on September 8, 2017.
Featuring an all star cast including Vivica Fox, Columbus Short, Andra Fuller, Draya Michele, Nafeesa Williams, newcomer Erica Peeples and the late Nelsan Ellis, True To The Game chronicles the love story of a charismatic drug lord, Quadir (Columbus Short) and Gena, a young woman from the projects of Philadelphia. Set in the 1980s in Harlem, NY, this exciting story comes to life as it shows their journey of love while navigating the nuances of the drug game, and their movement towards positivity when tragedy strikes.
“I am humbled and honored to have partnered with Manny Halley and Imani Motion Pictures to bring the True To The Game vision to life. As my fans have been anticipating this release for years, I am anxious for the loyal readers to view this adaptation on the big screen,” says Teri Woods, Author of True To The Game.
“As a fan of Teri Woods and her creative contributions to depict the reality of urban life, I am excited to have acquired the rights and bring her vision to life. True To The Game is a favorite because it highlights everything that all people want: financial prosperity, love and happiness. However, it also shows that there is a heavy price associated with those things in the street life. The film will highlight the impact of consequences of self motivated actions that that alter the lives of many,” says Manny Halley, CEO of Imani Motion Pictures.