Zendaya is set to produce and star in the upcoming thriller A White Lie, as the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar College.
In the film, based on Karin Tanabe's book The Gilded Years, the 21-year-old actress will portray Anita Hemmings, a light-skinned descendant of slaves who passed as white to access educational opportunities she wouldn't otherwise have.More news: Nextera Energy (NEE) Investment Increased by Risk Paradigm Group, LLC
"Since childhood, Anita Hemmings has longed to attend the country's most exclusive school for women, Vassar College".
The movie will show Hemmings fully immersing herself into upper-class NY society, where she's treated as a wealthy white woman.More news: Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) Cut to "Sell" at Vetr Inc
Spider-Man: Homecoming star co-star Zendaya will play Hemmings.
The film will also feature a love story between Hemmings and a Harvard student. Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter will be producing A White Lie alongside Zendaya. "Undercover". The series was renewed for a third season past year, which Zendaya also produced. She will also reprise her role as Michelle Jones in the Spider-Man sequel opposite Tom Holland. She will next be seen opposite Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron in "The Greatest Showman" as trapeze artist Anne Wheeler.More news: Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance
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