*Former “Saturday Night Live” castmember Sasheer Zamata, “Disjointed‘s” Tone Bell, “She’s Gotta Have It” star DeWanda Wise, Kym Whitley and Y’lan Noel will star in “The Weekend,” a comedy feature from “Everything, Everything” director Stella Meghie.
The film, which Meghie also wrote, centers on an acerbic comedian (Zamata) who goes away for the weekend with an ex-boyfriend (Bell) and his new girl (Wise). Over the course of the weekend, they’re drawn into an unexpected romantic entanglement with the arrival of another guest (Noel).
“The Weekend” is currently filming in Los Angeles with Meghie also serving as a producer alongside Homegrown Pictures’ Stephanie Allain (“Dear White People”) and Mel Jones, according to Deadline.
Meghie’s latest film, Warner Bros/MGM’s “Everything, Everything,” was based on Nicola Yoon’s bestselling novel and grossed $61.6 million worldwide after its May 2017 release. Her debut film, “Jean of the Joneses,” opened at SXSW 2016 and scored a Best First Screenplay nomination at the Spirit Awards.