Haddish has not slowed down after busting out the gates in 2017 with the New York Times best-selling book, The Last Black Unicorn, and starring in the $100M comedy Girls Trip. It has already been announced that Haddish will host the MTV Movie and TV Awards in June. She just made an impressive red carpet appearance at Sunday’s Oscars with an East African-inspired dress in honor of her late father before being one of the funnier awards presenters.
Now it’s been announced that Haddish will star opposite Hollywood heartthrob Omari Hardwick in a Tyler Perry movie, The List, which is slated for a late fall release.
Also starring actress Tika Sumpter, The List is in the works at Paramount Players in which Perry wrote and will direct and produce, of course.
The storyline goes like this, according to Deadline: “When her wild sister (Haddish) gets released from prison and re-enters her life, Danica (Sumpter) is forced to accept that she may be getting “catfished” by an online boyfriend whom she has never met in person.”
Haddish, who seemed to be everywhere during the four-hour Oscars marathon and boasted one of the show’s best presenter moments with Maya Rudolph, has been completely unstoppable the past year-and-a-half, which included her being the first ever Black woman comic to host “Saturday Night Live” in its long history in November.
Not even bothering to come up for air, Haddish is resembling a female version of Kevin Hart who seemed to star in half of all Hollywood movies a few years ago. Haddish already is set to star opposite Tracy Morgan in the TBS sitcom “The Last OG.” And, if that is not enough, Haddish will star alongside Kevin Hart in Universal’s Night School, which will come out in early fall.
For The List, Haddish and Perry reconnect after she appeared in Perry’s OWN series If Loving You Is Wrong back during the 2014-15 season.
Lastly, Haddish will star in The Kitchen, a female-focused drama about the Irish mafia in Hell’s Kitchen, New York in the 1970s. After an FBI sweep snatches up the leaders of the crime families, the mob’s wives have to take over in order to save the family businesses. Surprisingly, though, is the fact the woman winds up operating their husband’s enterprises with more ruthlessness and lust for blood than even their murderous husbands.