John Singleton's Next Film Is a Love Story

The Boyz n the Hood director has tapped Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson for his project.

Posted: 11/15/2011 12:15 AM EST

Unlike most Hollywood directors, John Singleton takes his time making films, and he doesn't like to talk about them until they're completed. So it was like pulling teeth when the audience at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City, where Singleton was interviewed as part of a discussion about Black cinema, got the Poetic Justice director to spill a few beans about his upcoming film.


"It's a crazy, dysfunctional love story set in the 'hood," said Singleton, according to Shadow and Act. The director wouldn't share any plot details or reveal where the film would be shooting or when it would be released. It is known, however, that the project reunites Tyrese Gibson and Taraji P. Henson, who last worked together on Singleton's Baby Boy in 2001.


We know he can handle dysfunctional (Baby Boy), a love story (Poetic Justice) and definitely knows his way around the 'hood (Boyz n the Hood), so this one will probably be a welcome return to his cinematic roots.

(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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