Meagan Good will star in a remake of the 1974 film, Foxy Brown. Foxy Brown is headed to television with a TV series adaptation and will be executive produced by Good’s husband DeVon Franklin and Tony Krantz, the TV series has landed at Hulu for development. MGM TV is the studio, according Deadline. Malcolm Spellman, co-executive producer of Empire, and Hand of God creator Ben Watkins will assist in the success of the series in developing the script.
The 1974 Blaxploitation classic, written and directed by Jack Hill, followed Foxy Brown played by Pam Grier as she sought revenge for the murder of her boyfriend by a drug syndicate. The film, which was a box-office success, has had a lasting legacy, influencing a number of movies over the past four decades. The original film was distributed by American International Pictures whose library is now owned by MGM subsidiary Orion Pictures Corporation, leading to MGM TV’s role as producer on the series.
The influence of the movie and the character has been great in pop culture, including the Urban Legend series. Beyoncé channeled Foxy Brown when she played the role of Foxxy Cleopatra in 2002’s Austin Powers Goldmember movie. Brooklyn bred-rapper Foxy Brown clearly took to the role Grier made famous and used it for her rap moniker.
It has been more than 40 years since Foxy Brown was released to theaters, the film continues to influence the hip-hop culture while empowering strong, independent African-American woman.
Meagan Good will also serve as a producer on the show under her husband’s production company Franklin Entertainment.
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