Update: On 6/10/15, The Tracking Board wrote that Sanaa Lathan is set to star in the Flyy Girl adaptation for Lionsgate. In February it was announced that Effie Brown, producer of the Sundance hit Dear White People, had signed on to produce via her company Duly Noted. She joins Paul Hall, Quincy Newell and Jeff Clanagan in bringing the Nicole Jefferson-Asher scripted project to life.
Details: On 7/17/13, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films has picked up the rights to Flyy Girl, a popular book trilogy by Omar Tyree. The trilogy, which has grossed more than $30 million worldwide through Simon & Schuster, follows a young African-American woman coming of age during the 1980s. Obsessed with the material world, Tracy Ellison falls into a cycle of gratuitous sex and heartbreak. Source: The Hollywood Reporter.