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Jada Pinkett Smith is set to produce and star in “Redd Zone,” an upcoming drama from Netflix

According to Variety, the film is based on the true story of Tia Magee, a single mother who helps her sons and their high school football teammates heal after the murder of their best friend, Dominic Redd

Dominic was stabbed to death by three gang members on May 11, 2005. He was just 15-years-old.

One by one, the teammates begin moving into her house. Soon, 17 of “The Bros” are living under her roof. 

Eventually, all of the young men go to college and four of them are drafted into the NFL. 

Magee’s son, Brandon Magee, became a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and was later drafted by the Boston Red Sox to play outfield.

Brandon will serve as an executive producer on the project dedicated to Redd’s memory.

Jada Pinkett Smith, Miguel Melendez and Jon Mone, Westbrook Studios co-president and head of motion pictures, will produce “Redd Zone” with Emmy-nominee Howard Burkons. 

I’m looking forward to this film.

Source: Variety