*Bill Duke has been tapped to direct Aaron Tveit and Edy Ganem in the upcoming legal drama “Created Equal,” reports Variety.
The story centers on a woman who’s desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church. She turns to an up-and-coming lawyer who files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause. As the trial unfolds, an extremist threatens to kill the woman if she doesn’t back off.
Lou Diamond Phillips (“Longmire”) and Greg Alan Williams (“Greenleaf”) also star in the production, which is currently underway in New Orleans.
Duke directs from a script by Richard Kletter, Michael Ricigliano, Theta Catalon and Joyce Lewis, based on the novel by Roger A. Brown.
Duke’s directing credits include “Dark Girls”, “Hoodlums”, “Sister Act 2”, “Deep Cover” and “A Rage in Harlem.”