Taraji P Henson is set to star in the adaptation of Alessandro Camon’s award-winning play Time Alone.
Camon’s play tells two different stories of prison and solitude as it tells the story of Anna (Henson), the traumatized shut-in mother, whose police officer son was murdered in the line of duty, and Gabriel, a young man convicted of killing a gang rival, now sitting in prison in solitary confinement. Gabriel speaks from his cell, Anna from the prison-like home. Both characters are pushed to the limit of their resilience until their stories unexpectedly converge. The drama explores issues of justice, social isolation, and the possibility of forgiveness.
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“I launched TPH Entertainment because I’m deeply invested in finding projects that challenge audiences to think differently and offer new perspectives.” Said Henson. “With Time Alone, Alessandro Camon’s unique outlook on social injustices and a fractured society offers a new look at empathy and compassion, which is more relevant now than ever. I’m honored to collaborate with Alessandro and this team of producers to bring his heartfelt play to the screen and to share this story with a wider audience.”
Camon is attached to direct the project.
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Todd Black will produce along with Suzanne Warren. Henson will produce via her TPH Entertainment banner, with Marni Rosenzweig via The Rosenzweig Group, Suzanne Warren, Emanuele Moretti, and Jai Khanna serving as Producers. Marina Grasic, Christine Conley, Jason Tamasco and Zak Kristofek will Executive Produce. Emanuele Moretti’s Motus Studios will Finance with Oakhurst Entertainment’s Jai Khanna and Marina Grasic. Verve Ventures and Motus will co-represent domestic rights.
The play originally ran in Los Angeles in 2017, receiving the Stage Raw Award and Critics Award for Best Play, as well as receiving multiple other nominations.