NIECY NASH & COURTNEY B. VANCE TO STAR IN PRENTICE PENNY’S “UNCORKED” FOR NETFLIX
“It’s rare that Black people get to tell a father-son story without the father's absence serving as the catalyst for the story,” began Prentice Penny.
“That was never my experience and I think it’s more important than ever that art reflects our humanity and who we are as regular people, rather than just being defined by the color of our skin or the trauma that has happened to us,” Penny continued.
Prentice Penny, a producer on the HBO's “Insecure” is teaming up with Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance on Netflix to make his directorial debut with “Uncorked”. According to Netflix, “Uncorked” is a father/son story about love, sacrifice and following your heart and is loosely based on writer/director Prentice Penny’s own family history.
“I’m incredibly grateful to Netflix and our entire producing team for not only understanding that vision, but for wholeheartedly supporting it too. To be able to tell this story, inspired by the relationship I have with my own father, is exciting for so many reasons; and to have actors like Mamoudou, Courtney and Niecy, each talented beyond measure, on board to bring this story to life with me is beyond my wildest dreams for this project,” Penny concluded.