Iervolino Entertainment’s anthology project “Tell It Like a Woman” is currently in the works and yes, it’s power-packed – A film made by women, for women and Empire star, Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and Pauletta Washington are onboard.
Henson will direct the project inspired by the true life story of Kim Carter, a former addict who set up her non profit, the Time for Change Foundation, to help former addicts break the cycle of homelessness, rebuilding lives.
Powerhouse singer Hudson is set to star in the segment, playing both Pepcy and Kim, opposite Washington. The segment is written by Catherine Hardwicke.
“Pepcy & Kim” pulls the “Tell It Like a Woman” project all together, the film comprises of seven segments which make up one feature film. Hardwicke, Cara Delevingne, Margherita Buy, Marcia Gay Harden, Eva Longoria, Leonor Varela, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anne Watanabe and Mipo O have already signed onto the project, Variety reports.
The project hails from Iervolino Entertainment S.p.A, as well as “We Do It Together,” a non-profit film production company that advocates for gender equality, founded by producer Chiara Tilesi.
“The talents of Taraji, Jennifer and Pauletta are awe-inspiring and on full display in their adaptation of the amazing Kim Carter story,” Iervolino said, announcing the new segment. “This trio is a marvelous compliment to the spirited filmmakers and talent banding together for this one-of-a-kind film, and their sincerity in delivering a ‘must see’ segment is simply moving. We can’t wait to show this film to the world.”
“’Tell It Like A Woman’ has been a very long journey, almost six years producing this film, and we couldn’t have asked for a better ending segment in ‘Pepcy & Kim,’” Tilesi added.
Tilesi, Iervolino, Bacardi and Lucas Akoskin produced the project. Executive producers are Jennifer Ryan and Carol Polakoff.
“We are honored to have the immense talents of Taraji, Jennifer, and Pauletta, to bring Kim Carter’s powerful story to life,” Tilesi continued. “This segment reminds us that in life no matter how difficult the circumstance, there is a way to overcome any obstacle. It is so inspiring to see Kim Carter helping women across the United States with her non-profit, The Time for Change Foundation.”