Jennifer Aniston is set to produce “Holler” (aka. “Mutt”), a tale of lingering racial tensions in the Deep South, for Screen Gems says the trades.
Inspired by true events, the script centers on a biracial high school student who returns with his white mother to her hometown in Mississippi, where he falls for a white girl.
When prom season arrives at the high school, he is shocked to discover that she cannot be his date at the segregated prom. He soon finds himself the catalyst for change for not only the prom but for the school and entire town.
Dana Adam Shapiro (“Murderball,” “The Every Boy”) penned the script which Screen Gems acquired out of turnaround from Participant Pictures. Aniston, Kristin Hahn and Tracey Durning will produce.