A24 is partnering with Moonlight collaborator Plan B Entertainment on Last Black Man in San Francisco, inspired by the real-life story of Jimmie Fails, who will also star in the film alongside Jonathan Majors (When We Rise). First-time feature director Joe Talbot is directing the pic from a screenplay he wrote with Rob Richert.
The story focuses on a young man and his best friend trying to reclaim the house his grandfather built amidst a rapidly changing neighborhood in San Francisco.
Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Rob Morgan, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock and Thora Birch co-star in the film which is currently shooting in San Francisco.
Plan B and Bay Area native Khaliah Neal are producing the project.
Talbot and acting newcomer Fails previously worked together on the short film American Paradise, which premiered at 2017 Sundance and was a creative pre-cursor to the feature.
Majors, who was recently seen in Scott Cooper’s Hostiles and next is featured in the Yann Demange-directed drama White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey, is repped by CAA, Grandview, and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen.