Pam Grier wants Ava DuVernay to direct her biopic
Pam Grier, the legendary star of 'Foxy Brown' and 'Jackie Brown' thinks DuVernay would be a good choice
It worked for the Exonerated Five when Raymond Santana reached out to Ava DuVernay to ask if she’d be interested in telling their story. Now legendary actress Pam Grier is asking if DuVernay might consider doing the same for her.
Grier, 71, the star of 70s Blaxploitation films like Foxy Brown, Sheba Baby, and Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, penned her biopic “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts” in 2010. In the book, she detailed her rise to fame and her romantic relationships with fellow celebrities Richard Pryor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Freddie Prinze.
On Twitter, Grier says DuVernay would be her choice to direct the story of her life.
Grier’s fans seemed to embrace the idea, responding with excitement over the idea of the project coming to pass. DuVernay has yet to respond but it certainly seems like, with her history of female-centered projects, that she would champion the biopic whether she directs or not.
Since her days as the queen of Blaxploitation, where she generated acclaim for being one of the first African-American sex symbols on the big screen, Grier has continued to act. She’s appeared in This is Us, The L Word, Law and Order: SVU and in the movie Just Wright. Tarantino wrote Jackie Brown with her in mind.
A Denver, Colorado native, Grier still resides in the state on a farm she owns. Despite her high-profile relationships, Grier never married or had children.
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