Actress Gabourey Sidibe is set to make her directorial debut with upcoming thriller Pale Horse.

The actress Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) has signed on to direct psychological thriller Pale Horse, as announced by Deadline today. This will mark the actresses debut as a director.

The film will follow Naia, a reclusive African-American YA book author who is living with MS. When Naia decides to shelter the man who escaped captivity with her long-missing brother, she finds herself caught up in a diabolical mystery.

Sidibe has partnered with Gamechanger Films, a production company and development fund dedicated to projects by and about women, people of colour, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.

Speaking to Deadline, Sidibe said “I’m super excited to work with Gamechanger on my first feature! This project is a true stand-out and the character of ‘Naia’ is a Bad Ass!”

The film is scheduled to film later this year, we’ll keep you updated with any further developments.

You can see Sidibe most recently in Antebellum.


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