Letitia Wright, John Legend Team On “Le Brio”

“Black Panther” scene-stealer Letitia Wright is attached to star in and executive produce a U.S. remake of last year’s Cesar-nominated comedy/drama “Le Brio”.

The French original revolves around the relationship between a young French-Arab woman from an underprivileged neighborhood (Camelia Jordana) and a brilliant but prejudiced professor (Daniel Auteuil), who is forced to coach her for an annual speech contest.

Wright will play the female lead in the remake, which will also explore the complex relationship between a student and a professor who come from different ethnic and social backgrounds. Dimitri Rassam, Mike Jackson and John Legend will produce.

A director will soon be attached to the project, which is expected to go into production next year.

Source: Variety