Meagan Good to Star in Hulu’s Adaptation of Foxy Brown
"Foxy Meagan Good to Bring Back the 1970s Action Hero"
Meagan Good will star in a television remake of the 1970s Blaxploitation film classic Foxy Brown
for Hulu, according to published reports this week. Deadline
reported exclusively that Hulu will develop the project in cooperation with MGM Television, which now holds the rights to the original film.
was a 1974 movie directed by Jack Hill and starring film legend Pam Grier. The film focused on the titular character seeking revenge for the murder of her boyfriend by organized crime. The film made almost $2.5 million at the box office, and has now become a cult classic and one of the most well-known films of the so-called Blaxploitation
era of the 1970s. There have been many homages to the character since the original film, including well-known versions by Beyoncé in Austin Powers in Goldmember
, from the film Undercover Brother
, and of course by Pam Grier herself in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown
This version of Foxy Brown
will be a modern re-imagining of the original film, something that has been a passion project for Meagan Good (Deception
, Minority Report
, Code Black
) for some time.
The Foxy Brown
television project will be executive produced by DeVon Franklin (Meagan Good's husband) and Tony Krantz, with Malcolm Spellman (Empire
) and Ben Watkins (Hand of God
) tapped as co-writers and showrunners for the series. In addition to the Foxy Brown
project, Franklin and Krantz are also collaborating on a film remake of another African-American classic from the 1970's - Cooley High.
No production schedule, broadcast date, or other casting announcements have been made at this time for the Foxy Brown
television series. For those who want to see Meagan Good a little sooner, she can next be seen headlining the Lifetime movie Love By the 10th Date,
which premieres on January 28th. She will also feature in the upcoming film Deuces
in August 2017.