Two time Emmy winner, Uzo Aduba, to star in an indie drama titled “Miss Virginia”

Based on a true-life story

Nigerian born American actress, Uzo Aduba is set to star in an indie drama titled “Miss Virginia”. Uzo Aduba, who has earned two Emmys for her stellar performance as Suzanne (Crazy Eyes) on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”, will be starring alongside “Stranger Things” actor, Matthew Modine in the film set to commence production in Los Angeles this month.

“Miss Virginia” is inspired by a true story of a struggling inner-city single mother who moves her at-risk son from his dangerous neighbourhood school to a safe but expensive one. The mother (played by Uzo Aduba) sacrificing her financial stability is unable to afford her son’s new tuition payments, so she launches a movement that could vastly improve her son’s future and that of many other children in the community.

Uzo Aduba’s talent as well as her personality earned her the role, according to  Eric O’Connor, one of the producers, “The real Miss Virginia is as formidable as she is warm and down-to-earth, No one captures that spirit like Uzo. Her bravery, grit, and humor shine through in all her performances. We’re ecstatic that she will be bringing her infectious energy to ‘Miss Virginia.’

Director, R.J. Daniel Hanna (“Shelter”)  will helm the feature film, while production will be handled by Erin O’Connor, Rob Pfaltzgraff and Maurice Black of the Moving Picture Institute, Stacey Parks of Media Sparks Entertainment; and M. Elizabeth Hughes. No official date has been released yet, but you can catch Aduba on “Orange Is The New Black”, which is rumoured to returning for the sixth season between 6th and 17th June.

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