Gabrielle Union and Jeremy Pope to star in the drama The Inspection. The film comes from A24 and Gamechanger Films and is based on the life of filmmaker and photographer Elegance Bratton. Bratton wrote and will direct the film which is based on his life.
“Elegance brings authenticity, heart and a fresh perspective to this compelling autobiographical story and we are thrilled to have Jeremy Pope and Gabrielle Union on board to bring it to life,” Brown said Monday. “I’ve long admired the excellent work of our partners at A24 and it’s exciting for Gamechanger to partner with a company that is equally committed to bringing diverse and captivating stories to the forefront of entertainment.”
Plot details on the film are scarce. What we do know is that Pope will play a young gay man who enlists in the Marines. Union (Being Mary Jane, upcoming Cheaper By the Dozen remake) will play his mother whose approval he is desperate to win.
Dear White People producer Effie T. Brown will produce and co-finance on behalf of Gamechanger Films, with A24 also co-financing. Chester Algernal will produce via their Freedom Principle shingle.
The Inspection is set to begin production this summer.
Pope is set to play Sammy Davis Jr. in Scandalous! from director Janet Mock. Union is currently working on the Cheaper by the Dozen remake for Disney+.