OITNB actress Vicky Jeudy is going to play in the cinematic adaptation of Edwidge Danticat’s short story “Caroline’s Wedding”. Well, well, well. How’s that for movie news!
Film director Easmanie Michel has been knocking on wood to get the film off the ground. Last year, she had a crowd-funding campaign on the platform Kickstarter to raise funds for Caroline’s Wedding. According to what she has told me, Vicky will play the part of Gracina “Grace” Azile. “I am excited that Vicky has agreed to take this journey with me,” Easmanie said to Kreyolicious. It’ll be interesting to see who else is going to join the cast alongside Vicky Jeudy.
Caroline’s Wedding is going to be the director’s debut feature film.
This is good news all around. This is going to be quite a role for Vicky—very plump and juicy, but also with cultural meaning. The movie is Eamanie’s first baby, and I imagine she’s going to be quite the cinematic mommy. And Edwidge Danticat has won so many awards and accolades, and to my knowledge, there’s been some adaptations, but this will be the first cinematic adaptation of a literary work of hers. She has two books coming out this year: Untwine and a children’s picture book.
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