Codeblack Films (a Lionsgate company) has acquired the U.S. rights to the romantic drama Things Never Said, starring Omari Hardwick (Sparkle, For Colored Girls) The acquisition continues Codeblack’s mission of providing a platform where diverse and positive imagery of the Black experience can be shared.
Things Never Said is based on an original screenplay by Charles Murray, making his feature film debut after 10 years working on award-winning television series such as Criminal Minds, Castle, Third Watch and Sons of Anarchy. Things Never Said tells the story of an aspiring poet, Kal, played by Shanola Hampton (Shameless, Scrubs) who dreams of taking her poetry to New York but is held back by deferred dreams and a dangerous marriage.
The surprise of a new love, Curtis, played by Omari Hardwick (Sparkle,For Colored Girls), sparks a change in Kal that allows her to heal and find her artistic voice. The film also stars Elimu Nelson (The Shield,House of Lies), Michael Beach (Third Watch, ER), Tamala Jones (Up In the Air, Booty Call) and Dorian Missick (Law and Order, Haven).
Things Never Said will Screen at the 2013 American Black Film Festival in Miami and will release later this year.