Tiffany Haddish scores 2-year deal with HBO
Tiffany Haddish can be forgiven for trampling over a few names while reading the Oscar nominations in Hollywood the other day. If anything, it shined more of the deserving spotlight in her direction. So while while comedienne Mo’Nique remains embroiled in a controversial protest of Nexflix, this fast-rising star Haddish has scored yet another serious come up.
Taraji P. Henson and Cardi B aren’t the only femme fatales on fire these days. Haddish has just signed another major network deal, Variety reports.
The two-year pact with HBO comes on the heels of a breakout year for the comic, who won a New York Film Critics Circle best supporting actress award for her performance in 2017’s Girls Trip. The movie far surpassed the magical $100 million threshold at the box office last summer.
Haddish’s book, The Last Black Unicorn, released last month by Gallery Books has been named a New York Times best seller.
Her new stand-up special “Tiffany Haddish: She Ready!” premiered on Showtime last year, and Haddish recently announced 2018 dates for her new stand-up tour.
Haddish needs to dip her fingers in ice because her hands are red hot. Next, she will next star opposite Tracy Morgan in “The Last OG,” which premieres in April on TBS. Haddish will also star alongside Kevin Hart in Universal’s feature film Night School, set to premiere in September.
And if that is not enough, Haddish is also going to star in New Line’s The Kitchen and Universal’s The Temp, with Haddish set to serve as executive producer on the latter film.
The comic also has “Limited Partners” in development at Paramount, and is set to star in and serve as an exec producer on the project. She recently wrapped production on The Oath alongside Ike Barinholtz.
While terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, we can presume her pay will be far north of $500K.