According to Deadline, Teyonah Parris is in talks to star in Buffalo Soldier Girl, the story of a woman who, disguised as a man, enlisted and fought with the African American Post Civil War era as a ‘Buffalo Soldier.’ The project will be directed by Christine Swanson for production company, Pantheon of Women from a screenplay by Sarah Bird. The writer is a best-selling author and has been named Best Austin Author four times by the readers of the Austin Chronicle. Bird is also writing for the Pantheon of Women, a production company founded by Alicia Goodrow, Donna Fujimoto Cole, and Deborah Kainer.Principal photography is expected to start this fall in Texas. The project, which is an original work inspired by history, reunites Parris with Swanson, who directed the actress in the upcoming biopic Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, which will air on TV One.
Sidebar: I got a chance to speak with Director Christine Swanson on the red carpet of the NAACP Image Awards luncheon. Watch her talk about Teyonah Parris and The Miki Howard story which is premiering on TV One this June.