As an addition to the Strong Black Lead movie collection, Netflix will release the romantic comedy The perfect find starring Gabrielle Union and Keith Powers in June 2023. Based on Tia Williams’ bestseller, The perfect find will be the story of Jenna Jones, whose attempt at a fresh start in the beauty industry lands her in an even messier situation.
that of Netflix The perfect find was developed by star Gabriel Union in 2020, and in June of the same year, the film landed on Netflix.
Director and actress Numa Perrierknown for her work Jezebel, Queen Sugar, And SMILF, will direct the rom-com. Leigh Davenport (Wendy Williams: The Movie, Boomerang) is the lead screenwriter.
Jeff Morrone, Tommy Oliver and Codie Elaine Oliver of Confluential Films will also produce, while AGC’s Stuart Ford and Glendon Palmer will executive produce along with I’ll have Another’s Holly Shakoor Fleisher. Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s The perfect find:
What is the plot of The perfect find?
that of Netflix The perfect find is based on the book of the same name by award-winning author Tia Williams.
It tells the story of Jenna Jones, a former fashion designer who is broke and desperate for a second chance. After she loses her job and her old fiancé, she takes a job with her old nemesis, Darcy Vale. Vale hires her because she wants an infusion of old-fashioned credibility in her team of millennials. Jones soon develops a relationship with the company’s twenty-something videographer who also happens to be her boss’s son. The result is a series of laughable and crazy scenarios.
The official Netflix log line for the movie reads:
Desperate for a fresh start in the world of beauty journalism, Union’s character takes the only job available at a magazine where her boss is her frenemy, Darcy. She finds herself struggling to keep up with her younger and more social media savvy colleagues while keeping her boss happy – and when she begins a relationship with the company’s new videographer, she thinks her life is finally about to change, until she finds out he’s the boss’s son.”
Per Netflix, here’s an updated logline for the new movie:
“Will a forty-year-old woman with everything on the line — her high-stakes career, ticking biological clock, bank account — risk it all for an intensely lustful secret romance with the one person who could destroy her comeback for good?” ”
Who is thrown in The perfect find?
that of Netflix The perfect find will be led by Gabriel Union (Come on, break in), who will play Jenna Jones and is also producing the film through her production company “I’ll have another”.
Union will be accompanied by Keith Powers (Straight from Compton, What/If, The New Edition Story) who has been signed to play Eric, and Emmy nominee Necy Nash (Reno 911!, claws, if they see us) plays the formidable Darcy Vale.
Rounding out the film’s cast is:
- DB Woodside (Match)
- Janet Hubert (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
- Alani “La La” Anthony (BMF, power)
- Gina Torres (To take)
What is the production status of The perfect find?
Filming for The perfect find started on June 18, 2021 and lasted only seven weeks, officially ending on August 3, 2021.
The movie was primarily filmed in New York City, with filming locations including an iconic Manhattan Bridge, Pennsylvania Station, and in locations such as Harlem, according to the Daily Mail.
Gabrielle Union posted to Instagram while filming in Harlem saying:
“The perfect day on The Perfect Find. Shooting in Harlem and these amazing young women taught me how to double Dutch, not bad for a 1st timer old timer. Follow these young women on @jump4jerry and learn about their journey. #BlackGirlMagic”
When will The perfect find be released on Netflix?
Although included in the original 2023 movie lineup on Netflix, only a Summer 2023 wide release date was given for the film.
It has since been confirmed The perfect find will debut worldwide on Netflix on June 23, 2023.
Other June 2023 releases include Extraction 2, The days, And Through my window: over the sea.
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