“Matrix” franchise alum Jada Pinkett Smith is set to star in new Netflix film “Redd Zone” for Westbrook Studios.
Pinkett Smith, Miguel Melendez, and Jon Mone, Westbrook Studios Co-President and Head of Motion Pictures, will produce the film with Emmy(R) nominee Howard Burkons and former NFL linebacker and MLB outfielder Brandon Magee, serving as executive producers for the project.
Based on a true story, “Redd Zone”, follows Tia Magee (Pinkett Smith), a single mother who steps forward to help her sons and their high school football teammates, “The Bros,” heal after the murder of their best friend, Dominic Redd; the film dedicated to his memory and the powerful impact he had on his community. One by one, “The Bros” start moving into her house, and soon 17 Bros are living under her roof. Eventually, all “The Bros” go to college, and 4 make it to the NFL.
Pinkett Smith is currently in production on “The Matrix 4” and executive producing the upcoming biopic “King Richard”. Pinkett Smith co-hosts Facebook Watch’s most popular series, “Red Table Talk”, alongside her mother and her daughter.
Upcoming Westbrook Studios films include the recently announced remake of the 1980s classic “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles” and the aforesaid “King Richard”.