Aleshea Harris’ Acclaimed Is God Is Will Be Adapted Into Film

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Scott Rudin is attached to the full-length movie adaptation.
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Dame-Jasmine Hughes, Alfie Fuller, and Michael Genet Julieta Cervantes

Aleshea Harris is adapting her play Is God Is into a film, with Scott Rudin and A24 attached to produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Harris’ Relentless Award-winning play had its world premiere at Soho Rep., directed by Taibi Magar, earlier this year. The show received critical acclaim and extended twice.

Read: ALESHEA HARRIS’ WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN TO DEBUT AT A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES

Is God Is sees twin sisters undertake a bloodthirsty journey to kill their father at the request of their mother. Covered in burns, the sisters travel from the East to the Dirty South to the California desert, all the while seeking payback for unspeakable horrors.

Is God Is is the winner of the 2016 Relentless Award, established in honor of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as a finalist for the 2017–18 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. The production is the winner of four Obie Awards, including Best Play and Best Director.

Harris' newest play, What to Send Up When it Goes Down, will debut at A.R.T./New York Theatres with direction by Whitney White (Macbeth in Stride) Off-Broadway this fall.

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