Courtney B. Vance, Claws star Niecy Nash, and Mamoudou Athie are attached as the leads in Uncorked, a father-son story loosely based on the family history of Insecure EP and showrunner Prentice Penny, who wrote and is directing the pic for Netflix.
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. producer Datari Turner is producing this project with Forge Media’s Chris Pollack, Mandalay Pictures’ Jason Michael Berman, Argent Pictures’ Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens, and Ben Renzo, as well as Penny. Patrick Raymond and Veronica Nickel will serve as exec producers while, Argent partners Drew Brees, Tony Parker, Michael Finley, and Derrick Brooks are co-exec producers.
Uncorked follows a young man, fueled by his love of wine, who strives to become a master sommelier while dealing with his father’s expectations that he’ll take over the family barbecue business.
Filming is slated to begin November