Universal Takes Rights To Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s ‘Friday Black’; ‘Hobbs & Shaw’s David Leitch To Produce

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to the title story in Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s New York Times bestseller Friday Black. A collection of short stories from Mariner Books, Friday Black explores the inhumanity, injustice and a hope that persists in Black American life, often with a surrealist eye. Friday Black is the 7th story in the book and is set on Black Friday in a dystopian near future. In the short story, the protagonist, a department store…

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