According to Deadline, Imprint Entertainment have optioned the film rights to legendary blaxploitation star Pam Grier‘s autobiography, Foxy, My Life in Three Acts. Television producer Eunetta Boone will adapt the project, with Michael Becker producing alongside Bennie Richburg and Alfred Sapse.
For those unfamiliar with Grier‘s work — she was a big name and sex symbol in the 1970’s, with starring roles in Foxy Brown, Coffy and ‘Sheba, Baby’. (You’re most likely to know her as the titular character in Quentin Tarantino‘s Jackie Brown, pictured above) Her autobiography chronicles the actresses’ various love affairs with Richard Pryor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Freddie Prinze Sr.; there are also nights out with John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, and Peter Lawford, and her ongoing battle with cancer.
“‘Foxy’ succeeds as a stark impression of Grier‘s courage and inner strength without the use of rose-colored glasses. Imprint Entertainment looks forward to bringing this triumphant story to life,” stated Becker. When promoting Jackie Brown, Tarantino also stated that, “Pam Grier might have been the first female action star.” With Imprint’s latest film, Pawn, already in post-production, I’m sure we’ll see Foxy hitting theaters sometime in the near future.
Are you a fan of Grier? Would you like to see a film about her?