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Queen Latifah to star in and produce an upcoming film

Actress Queen Latifah (Photo Credit: Splash News)

Queen Latifah is building her résumé as a producer.

The 49-year-old actress-and-producer has joined forces with Shakim Compere to
produce a new flick via their own Flavor Unit production company along with  Gunpowder & Sky’s Van Toffler. She is set to appear in and executive produce the teen comedy Paper Chase.

According to Deadline, Latifah said: “Shakim and I have known Van forever and we’re thrilled to collaborate with him and his team.

“This film is exactly what we love to do, make fun and energetic projects that audiences have a blast going to see. Lauren Domino and Angela Tucker are such great talents and we can’t wait to get started.”

According to IMDB, the movie tells the story of: “Alicia, an ideal-driven, well-meaning, somewhat pretentious New Orleans high school senior ready to reinvent herself at Kensington University.

“After finding out she wasn’t awarded a $10,000 grant she was overly confident she’d receive, she must figure out another way to come up with tuition money before summer ends.”

It’s currently not known what part Latifah will take on, with no casting details available at present.

The Empire star recently executive produced The Trap featuring rapper T.I.

Meanwhile, a sequel to the hit comedy Girls Trip is looking likely.