Robert Townsend Helms Lil Homiez

Robert Townsend (“B.A.P.S.,” “Holiday Heart”) is in final negotiations to direct the family adventure film “Lil Homiez” for Overture Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

Dallas Jackson (“Phantom Punch”) and Townsend penned the film, based on a short film by Jackson, which is described as a hip-hop version of “the Little Rascals meets the Rugrats.”

“Homiez” recounts the adventures of five multiethnic kids as they try to save their neighborhood from being taken over by an evil land developer.