Of course we all know Taraji P. Henson
and Ving Rhames
were in John Singleton
. They will reunite on screen for Henson's upcoming film From the Rough
. The film will also include NYPD Blue star Henry Simmons
(also, Eva Marcille
's ex). According to The Hollywood Reporter
Pierre Bagley is producing and directing the project, which stars Taraji P. Henson as Cassandra Turner, a women’s swim coach at an African American university who gets a shot at rebuilding the men’s golf team. The real-life story is inspired by Dr. Catana Starks, the first female head coach of an NCAA Division I men’s team, as the golf coach at Tennessee State University.
Simmons will play the upper-class director of the school’s athletic department that bumps up against Turner’s blue-collar approach. Rhames will play Roger, a veteran maintenance man at the college who knows everything about everyone on campus. And Felton, who is an avid golfer in real life, will play Edward, a British golf hustler whom Turner recruits for the team.
Taraji truly has her hustle on. In the past few years she's had an Oscar nod, starred in the blockbuster The Karate Kid
and now a lead in her own film. Congrats!