Paula Patton To Jump The “Broom”

Paula Patton (“Deja Vu,” “Just Wright”) is in negotiations to topline the wedding-themed comedy “Jumping the Broom” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter’s script is set around a weekend wedding in Martha’s Vineyard and follows the class struggle between two quite different African-American families.

Patton will play the matriarch of the wealthy family. Salim Akil makes his feature directorial debut on the project which begins shooting this summer in Nova Scotia.