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Robert Townsend Set To Direct New Romantic Comedy Film Titled 'Playin' For Love'!

Comedy News, Hollywood

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor, director and producer Robert Townsend is going back behind the lens to direct another film, this time the film is a romantic comedy titled Playin’ For Love. Townsend looks to be shooting the film in Miami with casting to begin soon. Here is the article from The Hollywood Reporter:

The film, which will shoot in Miami, brings together a unique consortium of investors that includes the Miami Heat.

Robert Townsend is set to direct and produce the basketball-themed romantic comedy Playin’ for Love.

The story revolves around the head coach of a high school hoops team and a single mother who turns the team upside down.

The film, which will shoot in Miami, brings together a unique consortium of investors that includes the City of Miami and the Miami Heat. Playin’ for Love will utilize local talent, with auditions beginning Nov. 4, and employ 20 students from the Overtown community and 20 from the University of Miami.

Townsend (Meteor ManThe Five Heartbeats) recently finished In the Hivewhich stars Michael Clarke Duncan in his final performance. The film will open Dec. 7.

“When Commissioner Jones approached me about creating a project here in Miami to give the local community and beyond a message of hope, I signed on immediately,” said Townsend. “I was that kid from the ghetto. I know what we can do by reaching out to young people in Miami and showing them possibilities.”

Other investor and participants include Jamba Juice, Isiah Thomas, the University of Miami School of Communication Department of Cinema and Interactive Media, Miami Dade County Public Schools, Citi-Trends, South Florida Workforce, Connor Hardwood Floors, 
Aveda, Doubletree Hotels and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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