Vivica Fox to Direct BET+ Movie “The First Woman Of BMF: The Tonesa Welch Story”
Vivica Fox is stepping behind the digicam for BET as soon as once more. The “Kill Invoice” actress directed the 2021 brief “By means of Her Eyes” for BET Her and can observe it up by helming BET+’s “The First Woman of BMF: The Tonesa Welch Story.” Deadline confirmed that the movie has been greenlit.
Written by Gabrielle Collins (“Merry Switchmas”), the pic is “impressed by the true lifetime of Detroit native Tonesa Welch, which was first chronicled in American Gangster: Entice Queens, additionally from the streamer,” per the supply. “The biopic charts Welch’s rise from teen mother to drug seller to being labeled by federal prosecutors as ‘The First Woman of BMF.’ Desires and needs, craftiness and creativity, hustle and arduous work, Welch tells a harrowing story about riches, regret, private accountability, and redemption set amidst the lavishness and excessive violence of Detroit’s crack period and America’s ‘warfare on medication.’”
“The First Woman of BMF: The Tonesa Welch Story” is ready to debut on BET+ later this yr.
Fox’s on-screen credit embrace “Independence Day,” “Booty Name,” and “Empire.”
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