'Moonlight' Producers Reunite for Gentrification Story 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco'

Jonathan Majors of the ABC miniseries 'When We Rise' and Jimmie Fails have a new gig.

Jonathan Majors attends a press junket for 'When We Rise'

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Jonathan Majors attends a press junket for 'When We Rise'

Jonathan Majors of the ABC miniseries When We Rise and Jimmie Fails have a new gig in the movie The Last Black Man in San Francisco. The film brings together Brad Pitt's production company Plan B with A24. The two entertainment companies previously worked together on Moonlight, which won an Academy for Best Picture.

The film is inspired by Fails' true-life story. The movie will follow Fails as a young man who lives in San Francisco's last Black neighborhood with his best friend, played by Majors. The gentrification tale is centered around the two friends who devise a plan to buy back a Victorian home that was built by Fails' grandfather. 

Joe Talbot will be directing the movie from a screenplay he wrote with Rob Richert. This is Talbot's first feature film as director and it will also feature Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps, Thora Birch, Rob Morgan, and Finn Wittrock.

The movie began shooting in the Bay Area last week, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

The only screen credit Fails has to date is the 2017 short film American Paradise, a collaboration with Talbot. Last year, Majors shot White Boy Rick with star Matthew McConaughey.

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