(ATLANTA, GA) Mona Scott-Young of Monami Productions and Eric Tomosunas of Swirl Films announce a new partnership for “Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy”. The true crime film series starring Taye Diggs is set to premiere later this year on BET+.
When Lance (Diggs), a successful Atlanta businessman, renowned in equal measure for both revolutionizing the city's 911 system and his womanizing ways, is found murdered in his own home, questions and allegations abound as to who might have wanted him dead. An investigation into the murder is launched which reveals the truths and suspicions behind Lance's professional and personal life. Was it a business rival, threatened by Lance's bid for a big contract? Was it a scorned lover jealous of the place occupied in Lance's bed?
Based on the book "Redbone: Money, Malice and Murder in Atlanta," by Ron Stodghill" “Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy” reconstructs Lance's life as told by the various players in it. Hot on the heels of Lifetime’s recent hit film “Girl In The Closet,” Courtney Miller (“Under the Influence,” “Saints & Sinners”) joins the production as director.
"Working in partnership with Mona and her team at Monami Productions to produce this film series is certainly a career highlight. This is the beginning of many collaborations that will emphasize important stories that will be told by an extraordinary producing team. We couldn’t be more excited," says Swirl Films founder, Eric Tomosunas.
"I am so excited to collaborate with Swirl Films on our first project, 'Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy'. “ says media maverick, Mona Scott-Young. “The film series is a captivating true-life crime story that captures the unique culture of Atlanta. BET has always provided a platform for stories that are authentic and relatable and we are proud to be partnered with them on this project."
“I’m thrilled to work with these dynamic teams to bring this fascinating story to the screen,” says star Taye Diggs. “The audience will be intrigued by the ride that is Lance’s real life and I can't wait for them to experience it.”
“Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy” is directed by Courtney Miller and written by Gregory R. Anderson. The film is produced for BET+ by Monami Productions and Swirl Films. Mona Scott-Young and Eric Tomosunas serve as Executive Producers. Author Ron Stodghill serves as Co-Executive producer with Stephanie R. Gayle of Monami Productions and Abbey MacDonald of Swirl Films. Ron Robinson and Keith Neal of Swirl Films serve as Producers.
Brian Rikuda and Devin Griffin Produce. Lorisa Bates and Marvin Neil serve as Co-Executive Producers. John Baldasare and Noelle Broussard serve as Consulting Producers for BET Films.
Taye Diggs is represented by CAA.