Nzingha Stewart, who wrote and directed the 2015 Lifetime movie With this Ring starring Jill Scott, Eve, and Regina Hall, is summoning more Black Girl Magic in her latest effort, The 10th Date.
The comedy follows four friends embarking on a journey toward that elusive tenth date, presumably passing the milestone where a man finally feels committed. Illustrating the ups and downs of modern romance, and struggles with the realities of marriage, The 10th Date stars Meagan Good, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, and Kellee Stewart.
Lifetime started production this week on the original movie, also written and directed by Nzingha Stewart. Filming through mid-October in Los Angeles, The 10th Date will premiere in 2017. The story follows friends Gabby (Good), Nell (Stewart), Billie (Hilson) and Margot (Rowland), who balance their dating adventures alongside their career ambitions at an upscale website in Los Angeles under the watchful eye of their editor. Inspired by the site’s relationship advice column, Gabby and Nell embark on their own journeys towards the elusive tenth date. Meanwhile, Billie finds herself at a major crossroads in her marriage and Margot unsuccessfully tries to fight her growing attraction to a controversial reggae musician she is assigned to interview.
Their journey informs the ladies on what they really want out of life and love.
Wendy Finerman (Forest Gump, The Devil Wears Prada), Lisa Zupan (Drumline: A New Beat), and Nzingha Stewart are executive producers. Lina Wong (Whitney) and Kyle Clark (The Craigslist Killer) are producers. The 10th Date is produced by SilverScreen Pictures Inc. for Lifetime. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for The 10th Date.
Stewart’s previous credits include directing the documentary ‘Michael Jackson: Our Icon’ and executive producing‘For Colored Girls.’
“Nzingha Stewart is directing it and we’re really excited about it,” Rowland recently told Billboard. “I can’t say too much, but The 10th Date is necessary for all ladies to experience.”