‘I Can’t Date Jesus’: 20th Century Fox TV, Jerrod Carmichael, Lee Daniels & Marc Velez To Adapt Michael Arceneaux’s Memoir

‘I Can’t Date Jesus’: 20th Century Fox TV, Jerrod Carmichael, Lee Daniels & Marc Velez To Adapt Michael Arceneaux’s Memoir

07 Apr 2020 (PT)
FOX

20th Century Fox TV is developing an adaptation of Michael Arceneaux's memoir I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyonce with Jerrod Carmichael, Lee Daniels and Marc Velez.

Deadline understands that the project is set to hit the cable and streaming market as a half-hour series.

The book, which was published by Simon & Schuster in July 2018, is a collection of 17 autobiographical essays from Arceneaux. The deal comes as Arceneaux’s second book, I Don't Want to Die Poor, an essay collection which chronicles his struggles with private student loans and economic anxiety, is published today April 7 by Simon & Schuster.

‘I Can’t Date Jesus’: 20th Century Fox TV, Jerrod Carmichael, Lee Daniels & Marc Velez To Adapt Michael Arceneaux’s Memoir Simon & Schuster

Arceneaux will adapt and executive produce alongside Carmichael, and Lee Daniels and Marc Velez of Lee Daniels Entertainment. UTA brokered the deal on Arceneaux's behalf.

The book looks at life in today's America with Arceneaux learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite, leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned. He discusses coming out to his mother, growing up in Houston, Texas, being approached for the priesthood, his obstacles in embracing intimacy that occasionally led to unfortunate fights with fire ants, and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams.

Arceneaux is represented by UTA, Jermaine Johnson at 3Arts, attorney Loan Dang, and Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourrett. Carmichael is represented by UTA and attorney PJ Shapiro at Ziffren Brittenham. Daniels is represented by WME, Alex Kovacs at Untitled Entertainment, and attorney Matthew Levy at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman.

Source: deadline.com

FOX
Weekend of October 23 - 25, 2020 (IMDb)
Honest Thief
1.
Honest Thief
Net: $2.4M Grs: $7.5M
Weeks: 3
The War with Grandpa
2.
The War with Grandpa
Net: $1.9M Grs: $9.8M
Weeks: 3
The Empty Man
3.
The Empty Man
Net: $1.3M Grs: $1.3M
Weeks: 1
Tenet
4.
Tenet
Net: $1.3M Grs: $52.5M
Weeks: 8
The Nightmare Before Christmas
5.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Net: $577K Grs: $1.9M
Weeks: 2
Hocus Pocus
6.
Hocus Pocus
Net: $530K Grs: $4.4M
Weeks: 4
Monsters, Inc.
7.
Monsters, Inc.
Net: $494K Grs: $494K
Weeks: 1
After We Collided
8.
After We Collided
Net: $423K Grs: $2.1M
Weeks: 1
2 Hearts
9.
2 Hearts
Net: $319K Grs: $989K
Weeks: 2
The Addams Family
10.
The Addams Family
Net: $283K Grs: $283K
Weeks: 1
‘I Can’t Date Jesus’: 20th Century Fox TV, Jerrod Carmichael, Lee Daniels & Marc Velez To Adapt Michael Arceneaux’s Memoir
Movie News | Entertainment News | TV shows | Trailers | Videos | Movier.net for movie lovers
Copyright - www.movier.net - Email: [email protected]
Movier.net just now