EXCLUSIVE: We hear that Apple has won a multiple studio bidding war for Cin Fabré’s novel Wolf Hustle about a young Black woman’s ascent in the male dominated Wall Street. Till filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu is adapting as a feature, directing and producing under her Where’s the Fire banner alongside Entertainment 360.
In Wolf Hustle, Fabré, who was a broker on Wall Street, offers an engrossing and unapologetic portrait of a young Black woman succeeding in the testosterone laden New York business world. The author in her deconstruction of the business world, grapples with what is most meaningful in life, ultimately beating Wall Street at its own game. The project is billed as being a mix of The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short set in New York 1990s. Wolf Hustle is her debut book.
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Entertainment 360’s Priya Satiani, Guymon Casady and Alex Holcomb will produce.
Chukwu recently directed and co-wrote the critically acclaimed and award-winning Till from MGM, based on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley and her pursuit of justice for her son, Emmett Louis Till who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 at the age of fourteen. The film had its world premiere as a Spotlight screening at the New York Film Festival and was released in theaters on October 14, 2022. In 2019, Chukwu wrote and directed the feature film Clemency, which won the US Dramatic Grand Jury prize at Sundance and garnered rave reviews. The movie was recognized with nominations from Film Independent for Spirit Awards in the categories of Best Feature, Best Screenplay(Chukwu) and Best Female Lead (Alfre Woodard), the Gotham Awards, and was recognized throughout a slew of international film festivals.
Chukwu is represented by CAA, Entertainment 360 & The Gochman Law Group.
Fabré is represented by UTA, Yorn Levine and Folio Literary Management & Yorn Levine Barnes Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner Endlich & Gellman
360 recently wrapped The Fall Guy at Universal and is in post on Ripley now at Netflix.
Apple declined comment on today’s devleopment news.
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