The comedy follows Alicia, an ideal-driven, well-meaning New Orleans teenager ready to reinvent herself at the fictional Kensington University in Atlanta. When Alicia can’t pay her tuition fees, she and her cash-strapped mom, Valerie, must find a way to get the funds. With help from her best friend Jamilla, Alicia plans to throw a rager to raise the money to keep her college dream alive.
Latifah and Compere will serve as executive producer of the film alongside Van Toffler of Gunpowder & Sky. Angela Tucker is set to direct Paper Chase, which she co-wrote with Lauren Domino, who will also produce. Loretha Jones is also set to executive produce.
“Shakim and I have known Van forever, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with him and his team,” said Latifah. “This film is exactly what we love to do, make fun and energetic projects that audiences have a blast going to see. Lauren Domino and Angela Tucker are such great talents and we can’t wait to get started.”
Gunpowder & Sky’s SVP Development David Harris will manage the project, along with Tara Billik, VP Development and Production.