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Imprint Entertainment has just purchased the rights to 'Foxy, My Life in Three Acts,' the autobiography of Pam Grier. Grier, for those of you who don't know, is a world-renowned actress and absolute badass. She became an icon of the blaxploitation era of the 1970s with turns in such films as 'Coffy' and 'Foxy Brown,' and starred in Quentin Tarantino's 'Jackie Brown' in 1997; QT's cinematic acknowledgement of and reverence for her legacy. The autobiography largely centers on the actresses' personal life; her romantic entanglements as well as her battle with cancer. Imprint is looking to bring the book to the screen and has tasked Eunetta Boone ('Who Is Doris Payne?') with adapting it into a script. At this time, there has not been any mention of possible directors or who might be playing Grier in the film.
I can't tell you how happy I am to come across this piece of news. Pam Grier is one of my idols and I suspect I'm not alone on that front. She got her start in Roger Corman flicks like 'The Big Doll House' and 'Women in Cages' before becoming one of the first prominent female action stars during her stint in blaxploitation, a genre of which I am an enormous fan. But beyond all of this, she is a fearless, pioneering female and I cannot wait to see her story brought to the big screen. While it will be important to choose the right director for this biopic, the thing that will make or break it is who they cast to play Grier. This has to be an actress who can convey Grier's toughness and undeniable star power, but also her lesser-seen vulnerable side. I hesitate to even offer a suggestion as to who should do it, I think it's that daunting a task for the filmmakers.
What do you guys think? Who could you see playing Grier?