The Weekend (2018 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Stella Meghie|
|Screenplay by||Stella Meghie|
|Music by||Robi Botos|
|Edited by||Shannon Baker Davis|
The Weekend is an American comedy film written and directed by Stella Meghie. It stars Sasheer Zamata, Tone Bell, DeWanda Wise, Y'lan Noel, and Kym Whitley. It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2018. Lionsgate will release the film in theaters on September 13, 2019.
The Toronto International Film Festival described the film, "An acerbic comedian (Sasheer Zamata) becomes romantically entangled with her ex (Tone Bell), his new girlfriend (DeWanda Wise), and another guest (Y’Lan Noel) during a weekend getaway."
- Sasheer Zamata as Zadie Barber
- Tone Bell as Bradford Collins
- DeWanda Wise as Margo Johnson
- Y'lan Noel as Aubrey
- Kym Whitley as Karen Barber
In March 2018, Sasheer Zamata, Tone Bell, DeWanda Wise, Y'lan Noel and Kym Whitley had joined the cast of the film, with Stella Meghie directing from a screenplay she wrote. Meghie, Sarah Lazow, James Gibb, Stephanie Allain and Mel Jones produced the film under their Marada Pictures and Homegrown Pictures banners, respectively.
It is scheduled to be released on September 13, 2019.
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