Kerry Washington will serve as a producer on the upcoming film adaptation of New York Times bestseller, The Mothers reports Variety.
Published in October 2016 by Riverhead, a division of Penguin, the debut novel from Brit Bennett tells a story of young love, friendship, a big secret in a small community, and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Bennett will write the script and executive produce.
Washington will produce under her Simpson Street banner, along with Natalie Krinsky. No word yet if she’ll also take a role in the project.
Warner Bros. optioned Bennett’s novel after it was brought to them by Krinsky.
Simpson Street’s first production, Confirmation, an HBO movie about the Anita Hill hearings with Washington in the lead role, earned critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination for Washington and for best movie made for television.
The Mothers will be their first feature project for Warner Bros.